Dewalt livery retained for Pye Commodore
Monday 15th February, 2021 - 6:00am
Scott Pye will carry forward a familiar paint scheme as he looks to take the next step in his Supercars career this season.
The #20 Commodore will continue donning the yellow and black of Dewalt, as he did in his breakthrough three-podium maiden season with Team 18.
It culminated in his second top 10 championship placing as Pye established himself as the hard charger of the field, regularly passing cars to turn modest qualifying pace into strong race returns.
With engineer Phil Keed again in his corner, Pye is targeting consistent silverware and has Team 18’s first victory in his sights.
“I’m extremely proud to represent Dewalt again and our 2021 Commodore looks fast, I’m pumped to get back behind the wheel at Bathurst,” said Pye.
“To have a globally renowned brand onboard is fantastic and it’s exciting to welcome new major partners this year with BP Ultimate and Yuasa Battery, both really cool brands and I’m keen to get involved with these partnerships and see where we can take it.
“This season we have an opportunity to become a strong force and a team that can turn up on any weekend and be a contender.
“Our race pace in 2020 was phenomenal but finding that one lap speed in qualifying is a goal and if we can do that, regular podiums has to be the target.
“Going into my second season with Team 18 I feel really at home already and It’s great to know I’ll be carrying on with my engineer Phil Keed and the crew on my car to build on our learnings from last year.
“Last year sitting in the top 10 as much as we did was satisfying, but that won’t be enough this year.
“We want to step up again and be consistently around the top five and aiming for podiums, and ultimately to get the team’s first race win.”
Team 18 owner Charlie Schwerkolt was full of praise for what Pye has brought to the expanded outfit.
“We are so excited to represent the world’s largest power tool brand in DEWALT again in 2021,” he said.
“As a team we’re proud to partner with premium brands and this year we’ve introduced multi-year deals with BP Ultimate and Yuasa Battery on the #20 Commodore alongside our amazing corporate partners.
“With such a strong performance for both cars in the top eight at the Bathurst 1000, I can’t wait to head back there for our season opener and see what we can achieve.
“It was an enormous exercise to expand to two cars last year but we could not have had a better person than Scott onboard to bring everyone together and drive the team forward.
“On top of his talents, which we witnessed many times last year with his strong race performances, he’s an incredibly generous person and to see how he and his crew gelled and improved throughout the season was fantastic.
“The team has been working so hard in the off-season and I feel we’re on to big things for Scott and DEWALT Racing in 2021.”
The 2021 Supercars season will commence with the Repco Mount Panorama 500 on February 26-28.