Auckland NZ, SRT Press Release – for immediate release
SRT announce that Dan Stevens will return to SRT. Stevens is no stranger to SRT having driven for the team in season 3 -5.
Team Manager Steve O’Connor: ‘If you have to replace a champion, then there’s only one way to do it, sign another champion. Dan is one of the top-quality drivers, indeed outside of Brett Clarke and Rob Herbert, there is only his name on the V8 Supercars championship’ It’s a real return home for Dan, the whole team are delighted to welcome him back. We know Dan’s driving style and what he needs from a car, so we will be able to hit the ground running. With Bert and Dan, I still believe we have every chance to retain our titles. I do believe that with SRT behind him, we can iron out some of the inconsistencies that we have seen in Dan’s driving over the past few seasons and return him to the top step of the podium on a regular basis.’
Dan Stevens: ‘I’d echo Steve’s comments, it really does feel like coming home. SRT are without doubt the number 1 team in the series, you only have to look at the titles and results. I know that brings its own pressure, but with pressure comes speed. I’m really looking forward to working with Bert, I believe that we will work well together as a team.’
Stevens will drive #66 Texaco Holden Commodore and the #66 Caltex Ford Falcon FGX. This is due to previous commitments. The team will discuss the manufacturers at the end of the season.