Last year, the Blanchard Racing Team made a solid Bathurst 1000 debut, finishing ninth with Slade and Blanchard at the wheel.
It marked the best finish to a Bathurst 1000 for Blanchard in his 11 attempts to date.
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Since 2017, the Teams Racing Charter (formerly Racing Entitlements Contract) owner has driven alongside the primary driver of that licence.
However, as his standalone one-car team makes strides forward, Blanchard is conscious that better options may be available.
“Yeah, that's my plan, I plan on doing it,” Blanchard told Speedcafe.com.
“If someone pops up that's an A-plus-spec co-driver, then yeah, I want the team to win Bathurst.
“Obviously, I'd prefer to be driving it, but if there's an opportunity that presents itself that could give us a better chance at winning Bathurst, I'll definitely look at it.
“At the moment, I'm pretty committed to doing Bathurst.”
Nevertheless, Blanchard isn't ready to give up co-driving just yet, if only for his own personal satisfaction.
Last year's Bathurst 1000 presented him with arguably his best chance to date to be a front-runner.
The team enjoyed solid showing in practice, but couldn't convert its pace into a podium.
“I really enjoyed driving at Bathurst last year,” he said.
“The car was good to drive and obviously the team did a really good job. The car was really strong all week.
“Driving with Sladey, he's a good mate. It's really enjoyable too. So I think as long as I'm handing the car back to Sladey in a good position, then I'm really looking forward to driving it myself.
“It was a very strong package there last year. We faded towards the end of the race, but we know why that happened.
“I think we had a strong package at both events last year at Bathurst, so I'm looking forward to going back.
“With a year's experience under our belt, and our new engine package and a few other things we're working on and developing, I think we will be in a really strong place going to Bathurst this year.”
So far, 12 co-drivers have been confirmed for this year's Repco Bathurst 1000, which takes place across October 6-9.