Courtney to channel HSV Dealer Team at Sandown

  • 12/09/2017
  • By Mitchell Adam
  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

Mobil 1 HSV Racing will celebrate the HSV Dealer Team’s championship-winning 2007 Supercars season with James Courtney’s Wilson Security Sandown 500 retro livery.

Established as the K-Mart outfit in 2001 alongside the Holden Racing Team, HSV Dealer Team branding was used by the Clayton-based team between 2005 and ’08.

In addition to drivers’ titles for Rick Kelly and Garth Tander in 2006 and ’07, HSV Dealer Team claimed back-to-back teams’ championships.

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Marking 10 years since its 2007 success, its orange and black livery will be reprised for Courtney and Jack Perkins’ #22 Commodore.   

With Matt Nilsson as his engineer, Tander beat Jamie Whincup to the title by two points in a tense finale at Phillip Island.

“For me, being involved in the team as a race engineer at the time, it’s great to pay tribute to such a successful period in the team’s history,” Mobil 1 HSV Racing general manager Nilsson said.

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“To win the driver and team championship two years in a row was a fantastic achievement, so it’s nice to reflect on that.

“It’s a period we all are very proud of, and it certainly yielded some fantastic memories.  

“As for the car, the orange and black is a match made in heaven with Boost Mobile, so it’s great to have such a good-looking car that reflects a major part of the team’s history, while working so well with our current partners.

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“We are all really excited to have this car on show at the Sandown 500.”

Tander and Warren Luff won last year’s Sandown 500 for the squad, sporting a regular Holden Racing Team livery in the final year of that branding.

A separate retro livery for Scott Pye and Luff’s #2 Commodore is set to be unveiled by the team tomorrow.

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