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Rising star replaces Morris at Supercheap


Paul Morris backs young talent for the 2009 Australian V8 Supercar series.

Fujitsu V8 development series driver, Tim Slade, has joined the Supercheap Auto Racing Holden Commodore team for the 2009 Australian V8 Supercar Championship Series which starts in Adelaide later this month.

Slade replaces team owner Paul Morris in the second car, racing alongside 2005 V8 Supercar champ, Russell Ingall.

“This is a dream come true, it’s what I’ve been working towards my whole career,” Slade said. “Supercheap Auto Racing was the series’ most improved team last year and promises to be even better in 2009, and I couldn’t have two better blokes to learn from than Russell Ingall and Paul Morris.”

Morris says he likes Slade’s attitude. “Tim’s brain is in the right spot; he isn’t scared to get his hands dirty and he’s more concerned with making his car faster than where his next latte is coming from – he’s exactly what we were looking for.”

Slade finished seventh and was Privateers’ Cup Champion in last year’s Fujitsu series, winning Round 2 at Wakefield Park.

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