DJR Team Penske secures new partnership
Shell V-Power Racing has inked a multi-year deal with Repco starting at this weekend’s Rabble.Club Sandown 500.
DJR Team Penske’s two FGX Falcons, which are dressed up in the iconic 1988 Sierra livery for Supercars’ annual retro round, will carry the automotive retailer’s branding on the headlights and rear wings.
The space had previously been taken by MAN and Detroit respectively, two brands distributed in Australia by Penske’s local arm.
Repco, like Dick Johnson Racing and Team Penske, has a rich racing history arguably highlighted by Sir Jack Brabham’s 1966 Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship in a Repco V8-powered Brabham BT19.
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“We are incredibly proud of Repco’s impressive history in motorsport across Australia and the world, so returning to Supercars feels like a homecoming,” said Repco Australia Executive General Manager Wayne Bryant.
“This decision was not just about sticking a logo on a car, Repco are looking to create deep engagement with motoring enthusiasts across Australia and New Zealand.
“Forming this relationship with DJR Team Penske and the Shell V-Power Racing Team brings two iconic organisations together in one formidable motorsport partnership.”
DJR Team Penske Managing Director Ryan Story added, “This is no small thing to bring Repco back into Australian motorsport, and to be the team they’ve chosen to partner with is a source of immense pride for all of us at Shell V-Power Racing Team.
“It’s very fitting that Repco have joined us in time for this weekend’s retro round as Ron Tauranac, the designer of the Brabham BT-19, worked for Dick Johnson Racing.
“We’re excited about this partnership and can’t wait to get underway at Sandown.”
The new-look Falcons will first be seen on-track this Friday for Practice 1 at 1040 AEST.