Dick Johnson Racing has announced that Anton De Pasquale and Will Davison will pilot the two Shell V-Power Racing Team Ford Mustangs for the 2021 Supercars season.
Dick Johnson Racing, which bears the name of the legendary Australian race driver, joined forces with Team Penske in 2015 and DJR Team Penske has produced 56 wins, 62 pole positions, three team championships and three driver’s titles with Scott McLaughlin over the last six seasons.
The pairing of youngster De Pasquale with former Bathurst winner Davison was widely expected following the departure of Scott McLaughlin and Fabian Coulthard, with De Pasquale moving over from Erebus Motorsport and Davison making his full-time return to the series after the departure of 23Red Racing saw him side-lined for much of the 2020 campaign.
“As we enter the next chapter at DJR, we look forward to what lies ahead for our team,” said Johnson.
“It has been an honour to partner with Roger Penske and everyone from Team Penske over these last six seasons, but we understand the challenges that everyone has faced worldwide in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We’re thankful that we were able to conclude our partnership with our third driver and team championships together this season.
“We want to thank Scott for his professionalism on and off the track. He is a generational talent and we are excited he will join us as a co-driver at next year’s Repco Bathurst 1000 in October.
“We know Scott is in a great position with Team Penske for the future and we wish him all the luck in the world as he begins his IndyCar career. The future is also very bright at DJR.
“We have truly amazing people in our team – the same people that have been the driving force behind the race wins and championships we have won over the past six years.
“We also have a fantastic and committed group of partners, who remain in lockstep with us for 2021 and beyond, and some of the most passionate and loyal fans in motor sport.
“With that kind of support and experience, we are ready to build on our success with the Shell V-Power Racing Team.”