This weekend, Dale Brede will race the Team BOC Ford he is set to share with British Touring Car legend, John Cleland.

The young Canberra man will take to the track in the next round of the HPDC Development series, using Brad Jones' BA Falcon.

Brede, a former runner up in the V8 Development series, is looking to impress team owners enough to land another full-time seat in the V8 Supercar 'main game'.

"I really want to be racing again next season, so this round at Mallala and the two endurance rounds are really important to me. I want to go well enough so some of the team owners have no choice but to notice me," said Brede.

After a full season with team Dynamik in the main series last year, Brede signed on to drive for BOC at Bathurst and Sandown this year. Without much track time this year, he is hungry to return to the track.

"After racing the entire main series season last year, I knew it was going to be difficult to do only a handful of races this year but I never thought it was going to be this hard. Although it will be my first time in a BA Falcon, I have done plenty of laps around Mallala which I think will be an advantage."

The battle between drivers in the Development series this weekend is the last chance for co-drivers signed to major V8 Supercar teams for Bathurst and Sandown to race in their own cars before the enduro events. Adam Macrow, Development Series championship leader shares a Falcon with Craig Lowndes, while other key players in the series, Warren Luff and Dean Canto at this point will be driving with Marcos Ambrose and Glenn Seton, with several other Development drivers filling seats up and down the grid.

Often, the Bathurst 1000 has been defined by good and bad co-driver choices. This week at Mallala will give those attached to the series a form guide of key co-drivers leading into the endurance classic.



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