The MAN Truck and Bus brand makes a welcome return as naming rights sponsor of DJR Team Penske’s Ford Falcons for the next event at Sydney Motorsport Park.
The brand was first seen on the #17 DJR Team Penske Ford last year at the same round and, coinciding with a new model release, MAN Truck and Bus will use the event as a prelude to the launch of the new D38 in early October.
“The MAN Truck and Bus brand is once again the naming rights partner with DJR Team Penske at the Sydney Supercars Championship round,” Penske Transportation Group International President Randall Seymore said.
“With the expansion to two cars in 2016, we have taken the opportunity to showcase the brand as we prepare to launch a new model in the Australian market.
“The MAN Truck and Bus range is building a strong following in Australia and the exposure we gain with the Supercars partnership is a key part of our annual marketing plan. We find great engagement with customers and staff with the race team as we can provide a unique insight into the DJR Team Penske racing program at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend.”
DJR Team Penske Managing Director Ryan Story is happy to welcome MAN back to the team.
“We are pleased to once again feature the MAN Truck and Bus brand on both of our DJR Team Penske Fords at Sydney Motorsport Park,” Story said.
“The event last year was probably the turning point for us in 2015 as we qualified in fifth and if not for double stacking in the pits, were running for a top five finish. The MAN livery proved very popular with the fans and the reaction from the Penske Group customers and staff was fantastic. With both cars running MAN livery in 2016, we hope to deliver a strong result over the weekend.”
Scott Pye, driver of the sole MAN entry in 2015 added, “The MAN livery is very special to all of the guys at the team as it was featured at our first podium for DJR Team Penske in New Zealand last year. It is great to have them back on board.”
The Red Rooster Sydney Motorsport Park SuperSprint runs this weekend and kicks off with free attendance on Friday.