Milwaukee Racing goes retro for Sandown 500

Tom Howard

Monday 10th September, 2018 - 6:00am

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MIlwaukee Racing’s retro look

Milwaukee Racing has taken the wraps off its vintage look for this weekend’s Rabble.Club Sandown 500.

The Ford squad has swapped its regular white and red livery for a cream and red design that harks back to the past.

Primary driver Will Davison is set to be joined by older brother Alex for the Pirtek Enduro Cup opener at the famous Melbourne circuit.

The pair head into the round after a period of extensive preparation that included back-to-back test days at Winton last week, which followed a pair of seventh place finishes at The Bend Motorsport Park.

“I love Sandown, and results wise it’s been pretty kind to me over the years,” said Will Davison.

“It’s been a year of firsts for Milwaukee Racing this season and bit by bit we’ve been ticking boxes and achieving some great things and we’ve all been very excited about the enduro season.

“It’s really cool that the team have gone to the effort to celebrate Milwaukee’s history and their brand and I think the car looks absolutely brilliant, but the main thing for us is to make sure it goes just as good on the track.

“There’s big expectations for the enduro season and it’s great everyone has got into the spirit of this retro round.”

This weekend will see Will and Alex combine in a Supercars race for the first time since the 2015 when the pair raced together at Erebus Motorsport.

Alex Davison will enter the Pirtek Enduro Cup sharp having raced in Porsche Carrera Cup Australia and the FIA World Endurance Championship this season.

“We both feel really privileged to be able to be given the opportunity to drive together because, you know, when we look back on this when we’re 80 and frail, in a nursing home, there will be some good stories to tell,” said Alex Davison.

“We both are still really passionate about racing, we support each other well; we love seeing each other do well and what better way to achieve that then by doing do it together.

“We’ve still got a bit of unfinished business form when we raced together last time.

“We really would love to stand on a podium together at some stage throughout this enduro season so that’s really giving us a bit of extra motivation for sure.”

The Rabble.Club Sandown 500 will begin on Friday with opening practice scheduled for 1040 AEST.

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