Erebus, Penske reveal Pukekohe colours
Erebus Motorsport will join Supercars’ energy drink battle for the final two events of the 2016 season.
Its Shae Davies driven #4 Holden will sport primary backing from Loco Energy Drink, which debuted with the team as a minor sponsor at the recent Castrol Gold Coast 600.
Recently launched into the Australian market, Loco joins global giants Red Bull (Triple Eight) and Monster (Prodrive) as primary sponsors of teams in Supercars.
“Being a part of the Erebus Motorsport family has already exceeded our expectations with the national and international exposure of our brand,” Loco’s Managing Director, Cameron Martin said.
“Loco Energy Drink and Erebus Motorsport are a great fit and we look forward to building on our relationship.”
Davies’ Commodore has undergone extensive repairs following the Gold Coaster’s heavy accident in qualifying for the Sunday race at Surfers Paradise.
Buoyed by Loco’s backing, the 26-year-old Davies is eager to make amends for his error.
“It (the Loco sponsorship) shows a lot of faith in the team and myself, and we are really looking forward to the next two rounds,” he said.
“We have all the right ingredients.
“We have a lot of positives to pull out of the weekend, we had a lot of speed compared to earlier rounds and we are continually building on our package.
“The team have worked really hard to turn the car around and we are even stronger heading into Pukekohe this weekend.”
DJR Team Penske has meanwhile confirmed that Penske’s MAN truck brand will feature on both of its cars at Pukekohe.
Scott Pye carried MAN colours to the team’s first podium under its American ownership at Pukekohe last year.
Both Pye and team-mate Fabian Coulthard sported the MAN livery at Sydney Motorsport Park earlier this year.
“The event last year delivered DJR Team Penske its first podium so it holds a special place for all the team,” said DJR Team Penske managing director Ryan Story.
“The MAN livery has proved very popular with the fans and the reaction from the Penske Group customers and staff was fantastic.
“With both cars running MAN livery in 2016, we are looking forward to another strong result over the weekend.”