Holden Racing Team drivers James Courtney and Garth Tander have shown off the factory squad’s latest war paint ahead of the Clipsal 500 Adelaide.
The team launch has taken place 25 years to the day since the Walkinshaw-run HRT enjoyed its first race at Amaroo Park.
“It’s a wonderful thing to be part of the Holden Racing Team on this occasion and I feel proud as a driver,” said Tander of the celebration, which included a cake presentation at the squad’s new trackside merchandise store.
“The #2 HRT Commodore was strong at the end of last year, so with the amount of work we’ve done throughout the off-season we should be in a good position to fight at the front from the outset.”
“I love the new-look, our HRT Commodore just looks so tough and menacing – which is as it should be,” added Courtney.
“We’re planning to start this season in style, with plenty to celebrate off-track, so I’m ready to get behind the wheel and give it my best.”
Although the Adelaide livery will serve as the team’s look for the bulk of the season, a number of special editions are expected throughout the year.
The two cars were presented at the recent Sydney SuperTest in a black livery, which on a subsequent Speedcafe.com Pirtek Poll proved the most popular of all the new schemes at Sydney Motorsport Park.
This season marks the second for the HRT under managing director Adrian Burgess, who believes there is still much unrealised potential at the team after a rebuilding year in 2014.
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