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‘I want this thing to succeed’


Jarrod Sierocki

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James Courtney believes he can help turn the fortunes of his Supercars team around. Picture: Steve Tanner

JAMES Courtney has stressed his commitment to Mobil 1 HSV Racing despite labelling the squad ‘the McLaren of Supercars’.

Courtney signed a fresh three-year deal with the team last September but has endured a horror opening half of the 2017 season and currently sits just 20th in points.

The run of poor form has triggered the latest in a series of restructures at the former Holden factory team which Courtney joined as the reigning champion in 2011.

Courtney, 37, draws a direct parallel with struggling Formula 1 giant McLaren, but insists he’s committed to the team for the long haul.

“I want this thing to succeed as much as Ryan (Walkinshaw), his mum Martine and everyone,” Courtney told Supercars.com.

“We’ve got goin…

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