NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 24: Nick Percat drives the #8 Team Clipsal Brad Jones Racing Commodore VF during practice 2 for the Newcastle 500, which is part of the Supercars Championship at Newcastle Street Circuit on November 24, 2017 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

Brad Jones Racing has announced it will be switching engine suppliers in 2018.

The team will swap its Noonan Race Engines, which is has used for eight years, for V8 engines supplied by KRE Race Engines.

“There are plenty of changes happening for BJR in 2018, we’ll be rolling out the new ZB Commodore and are pretty excited to have KRE supplying the power plants for them,” team owner Brad Jones said.

“Kenny and the team have a highly-regarded reputation for their engines and we’re excited to have KRE Race Engines powering us into the new season.

“We’re ready to close the door on what has been a really difficult 2017, and with a few new things coming in 2018, we’re looking forward to getting the new season underway and getting back to where we should be as a team.

“Some of our engineers visited the KRE Workshop recently and were very impressed by the facilities there. It was great for them to meet the team and see the work they were doing first hand.

“Noonan Race Engines have played a great role in our team over the last eight years. As they grow further in the US market and continue their strong success in the Drag Racing industry we’d like to thank Jamie, Renee, Dave and the team for their tremendous support over the years.”

KRE currently supply the engines for Tekno Autosports, Team 18 and Triple Eight Racing.