HSV Racing celebrates title winner with Sandown livery

Tom Howard

Tuesday 12th September, 2017 - 8:27pm

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HSV Racing’s throwback to the 2007 HSV Dealer Team VE Commodores

Mobil 1 HSV Racing will pay tribute to the 2007 Supercars title winning HSV Dealer Team VE Commodore at the Wilson Security Sandown 500.

The Clayton squad has produced a special colour scheme on the #22 James Courtney/Jack Perkins entry, inspired by the Toll-backed Commodores that took the Walkinshaw partner operation to the Driver and Team titles in 2007.

This year marks 10 years since Garth Tander’s championship win for the team while he and then team-mate Rick Kelly helped the squad to the teams’ title.

In that year, the outfit won 17 races and were on the podium 36 times to record back-to-back Team and Driver championships.

“For me, being involved in the team as a race engineer at the time, it’s great to pay tribute to such a successful period in the Team’s history,” said interim team principal Mathew Nilsson.

“To win the Driver and Team Championship two years in a row was a fantastic achievement, so it’s nice to reflect on that. It’s a period we all are very proud of, and it certainly yielded some fantastic memories.

“As for the car, the orange and black is a match made in heaven with Boost Mobile, so it’s great to have such a good-looking car that reflects a major part of the team’s history, while working so well with our current partners.

“We are all really excited to have this car on show at the Sandown 500.”

The squad is expected to release a retro livery for the #2 Scott Pye/Warren Luff tomorrow.