Triple Eight teases 2019 Supercars livery
Triple Eight has teased the 2019 look of its Red Bull Holden Racing Team cars ahead of its season launch this weekend.
In a short video posted on the team’s social media accounts, a computer render partially reveals what appears to be a Red Bull-sponsored Supercar.
The front guard in the render is predominantly white, which would represent a switch from the other major colour on last year’s cars, a deep blue.
The video begins with a mobile phone missing a call from ‘J Dub’ for a seventh time before taking a message that seems to be a tacit reference to Craig Lowndes.
Lowndes, who won the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 for a seventh time in his final year as a full-time driver in 2018, will drive a Triple Eight ZB Commodore along a runway during the launch at Dalby Aerodrome in Queensland.
He will continue with Triple Eight as a Pirtek Enduro Cup co-driver, although whether he will partner Jamie Whincup or Shane van Gisbergen is yet to be confirmed.
In any event, all three will combine in a Mercedes-AMG GT3 as part of an alliance between Scott Taylor Motorsport and Triple Eight Race Engineering in the this year’s Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, which commences in just four weeks’ time.
The Triple Eight Supercars launch begins on Sunday (January 6) at 11:30 with first run of the car at 13:30.
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Three days until we officially kick off the 2019 @supercarschampionship season on January 6 in Dalby with @craiglowndes888 & @holdenaustralia! Address: Dalby Aerodrome, Aerodrome Rd, Dalby. Gates Open: 11:30am Run one: 1.00pm Run two: 1.30pm BBQ with Craig Lowndes: 1.45pm All the driving action will also be LIVE on Facebook at 1.00pm AEST.