BP and Castrol unveil Indigenous liveries for Darwin Triple Crown

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  • 15/06/2022
  • By Supercars.com

The bp Ultimate Safety Car will debut a stunning livery by Indigenous artist Les ‘Lipwurrunga’ Huddleston at this week’s Merlin Darwin Triple Crown.

The official fuel supplier of the Repco Supercars Championship has unveiled the striking new-look Mustang GT ahead of the first Supercars’ Indigenous Round at Hidden Valley Raceway.

The livery has been designed by internationally acclaimed artist Les ‘Lipwurrunga’ Huddleston, of the Roper River region of Arnhem Land and a descendant of the Ngundi people.

The painting features fish and a billabong which symbolises an important Top End life source.

A central circle represents the special place where people meet, and Huddleston’s personal lines depict the energy and power from the vehicles and racetrack.

As well as the Safety Car, Huddleston’s artwork will feature on Thomas Randle’s Castrol Racing Mustang over the weekend.

In one of many special elements to celebrate First Nations People, the bp Ultimate Safety Car will lead the Night Transporter Convoy on Wednesday June 15.

Following the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown, the Safety Car will travel to Brisbane for UniSport Australia’s Indigenous Nationals, presented by bp.

The livery will remain on the bp-backed Mustang GT for the NTI Townsville 500 to celebrate NAIDOC week beginning on Sunday July 3.

All 27 Supercars on the grid for the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown have incorporated designs by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists as part of the inaugural Supercars’ Indigenous Round.

Several Australian Superbike teams will also incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork into their motorcycle decals or rider suits and helmets for the event.

Tanya Ghosn, Vice President Fleet & Dealer ANZ and Chair of the bp RAP Committee said bp was proud to be celebrating Huddleston’s work by showcasing it on two vehicles at the event.

“bp is proud to support local Indigenous individuals, communities and businesses and we feel privileged to carry Les’ artwork on the bonnet of the Safety Car for the inaugural Indigenous Round.”

Since 2011, bp’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) has formalised procurement, health, training, recruitment and retention accountabilities to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ prosperity; while building respect and trust with Indigenous communities.

The 2022 Repco Supercars Championship will resume in Darwin on June 17-19. Purchase your tickets now.

The event will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 506 and the Seven Network and streamed live on Kayo.

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