Brad Jones believes rule changes in the Supercars Championship could see his team make a flying start to 2020.
Albury-based Brad Jones Racing have always responded well to regulation changes and the team boss is hoping to steal a march on his rivals once again.
The aerodynamics and downforce of cars will be reduced significantly this season and teams will only be permitted to use a certain brand of shock absorber.
"There's a lot of changes going on with the sport and I feel the cars will be a bit more equal," Jones said.
"I hope that will affect Triple Eight and Penske a little bit and bring them back to the field and if that's the case, it should be good.
"Whenever there's been a significant change within the category, we come out of the blocks pretty hard.
"I hope I haven't just jinxed us, but I think everyone having a control shock absorber and not being able to send a car away and get some of the testing done that I feel has probably been done is a good thing."
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Change is also in the air at BJR, where Tim Slade has moved on after four years in the driver's seat.
Former Super2 champion Todd Hazelwood will take his place on the team.
BJR will run four cars in the main series for the first time and the expansion has got Jones enthused.
"It's exciting for BJR because it'll enable us to have more resources and we'll get more people here," he said.
"I'm looking forward to that side of things. More people means more work but it is exciting.
"Todd Hazelwood is pretty hungry and this will be his third season.
"I feel like you need three seasons to find your feet in Supercars, so it'll be an interesting year with Todd.
"We're in a rebuilding phase at the moment. I'm really happy with Nick Percat and where we are with him and with Todd coming on and Macca (Jones) being in his second year and Jack Smith being in his first year, there's a very young feel to the place, younger than we've had for a long time, but I also think that's exciting.
"Todd hasn't done a lot of work in our car, but he was in the top-10 shootout three times last year, he's been in and around and I think he's very good.
"For me, Nick is a top-five competitor potentially, but this year we proved we could run in the top 10 for 90 per cent of the season.
"Todd's probably a step back from that and Macca's a step back from that again, but I'm expecting everyone to step up this year."
Jones finished by paying tribute to Slade, who will co-drive with reigning champion Scott McLaughlin for Shell V-Power Racing at the Bathurst 1000 as part of the Enduro Cup next season.
"I have a great relationship with Tim and I was really sad to see him go," Jones said.
"He won his first race here (winning both races at Winton Motor Raceway in 2016) and last year he was on the podium twice - but nothing's forever."