Being a 'good bloke' is important to Michael Caruso

SPEED and reliability are important qualities for a co-driver come the Supercars’ endurance rounds, but Michael Caurso looks for something else as well.

HE'S BACK: Dean Fiore will act as Michael Caruso's co-driver once again.

HE'S BACK: Dean Fiore will act as Michael Caruso's co-driver once again.

He wants to share his seat with someone he and the rest of his Nissan Motorsport crew can get along with.

That is part of the reason why Caruso’s Altima will also carry the name of Dean Fiore at Mount Panorama for the fourth consecutive year.

“Dean and I go back a fair bit which is great and to have a co-driver that you get along with is important to me,” Caruso said.

“So he’s not only capable in the car, but he’s a good bloke and gets along with all the blokes in our team, particularly for a co-driver who obviously doesn’t have a big part to play throughout the year up until this stage.

“He does a great job and we've found a bit of success in the past at endurance racing. We were lucky enough to be on the podium at the Gold Coast not last year, but the year before, so hopefully we can get back to that.”

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