- Mobil 1 HSV Racing
Walkinshaw Racing reinvents itself this season, hitting the grid as Mobil 1™ HSV Racing in a new era for the team.
After 25 years as the official Holden Racing Team, Ryan Walkinshaw has pledged his commitment to Supercars – the squad will race as a privateer outfit with former Red Bull team manager Adrian Burgess at the helm.
There’s a shake-up to the driver line-up with promising talent Scott Pye joining 2010 champion James Courtney, pushing to replicate the team’s glory days of the mid-1990s with the emergence of Craig Lowndes and the late, great Peter Brock, before drivers like Greg Murphy, Mark Skaife, Jason Bright and Todd Kelly pushed the team to the mantle as the most successful touring car team in Supercars history.
In 2008, reigning Supercars Champion Garth Tander joined the squad, with Courtney on-board from 2011, returning to the team with which he made his Supercars enduro debut six years before.
2012 was a rebuilding year for HRT, leading into a very rewarding 2013 season with the new VF Commodore for three wins.
In 2013/14, Tander and Courtney went back-to-back with famous 1-2 results in Townsville, establishing the team as street circuit specialists.
There were some bright sparks in 2016 with an exciting battle between Courtney and Jamie Whincup on the opening day of the Clipsal 500, the former champs both taking one win apiece. Tander won the Sandown 500 later on with Warren Luff and claimed a pole and podium at the year’s final race, ending the HRT era with pride.
Walkinshaw’s relentless desire for success continues as the team re-emerges as Mobil 1™ HSV Racing for the 2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. Two powerhouse brands, Mobil 1™ and HSV, who have shared Walkinshaw’s long history of success come together to create the new-look Walkinshaw team.