Penrite Racing’s Commodores will carry the Australian flag this season, as part of a bold new look for the squad.
The team is the latest to unveil its 2020 colours ahead of a shakedown for David Reynolds’ new car at Phillip Island today.
Penrite’s new livery, which will run on both the #9 Reynolds and #99 Anton De Pasquale entries, celebrates the oil company’s Australian ownership.
It also features prominent Australian Army branding on the roof and wing endplates, continuing the squad’s relationship with the armed forces.
“This year we wanted do something parochially Aussie and traditional, but with a twist,” explained Penrite Oil’s General Manager – Sales & Marketing, Toby Dymond.
“The fans have always been so receptive to our car designs, so we really wanted to change things to surprise them once again, whilst still sticking to our Aussie roots.
“It has always been important to Penrite to promote Australian made and owned, it’s a great point of difference in today’s busy marketplace.
“We are investing in the future for local manufacturing and local jobs, while making products suited to the tough Australian conditions.”
This year is the second full season in which Penrite has supported both Erebus Motorsport Commodores.
Reynolds was sixth in the standings last year and De Pasquale 14th, scoring nine podiums between them, without a victory.
Penrite Racing will be joined at Phillip Island today by Chaz Mostert, who is shaking down his new Walkinshaw Andretti United Commodore.
De Pasquale will start the season in the same chassis he finished 2019, having debuted a new car at the Gold Coast 600 following a heavy crash at Bathurst.
The squad already has its PIRTEK Enduro Cup line-up locked in; Will Brown sharing with Reynolds and Brodie Kostecki joining De Pasquale, as pictured main.