The HRT Commodores remain in ANZAC livery
Holden’s long-established V8 Supercars factory team will continue to run its Commodores in ANZAC livery when the series resumes at Barbagallo’s Perth Super Sprint this weekend.
The Holden Racing Team originally unveiled the commemorative livery for Garth Tander and James Courtney’s Commodores ahead of the previous round at Symmons Plains but Holden has decided to extend running the hues to Perth.
It is the third consecutive year the HRT has paid tribute to Australian and New Zealand soldiers in an effort to raise awareness and funds for the RSL’s (Returned & Services League) annual ANZAC appeal.
GM Holden Motorsport and Sponsorship Manager Simon McNamara said it was an important program in the 100th year since the ANZAC legend was born at Gallipoli.
“Holden has been proud to support the ANZAC tradition and honour those who have served our country, and the ANZAC livery has become a highlight of our motorsport activities over the past three years,” McNamara said.
“There has been so much emotion surrounding ANZAC Day and the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing, and we believe it is only fitting to run the tribute at a second event.
“This year’s ANZAC livery had an overwhelming, positive response from fans at Tasmania, and we look forward to taking the ANZAC design to Perth for the first time.”
The Returned & Services League Victorian Branch’s Appeals Manager, Peter Smith OAM, said Holden’s ongoing support of the ANZAC Appeal provides a significant boost to awareness of the appeal.
“Holden’s support and helping get our message out to Australians is very important to us,” Mr Smith said.
“We’re raising money for veterans welfare – old veterans, young veterans, and their families when they most need help.”
Courtney is currently second in the points behind fellow Holden driver Jamie Whincup while Tander is fourth.