The maiden livery for Chaz Mostert’s highly anticipated defection to Holden and Walkinshaw Andretti United has been unveiled.
Appliances Online has been confirmed to continue its support of the team, joining Mobil 1 as co-naming rights partners, both companies sharing major branding locations on the ZB Commodore.
The online appliance retailer came onboard James Courtney’s car for the last four events of the 2019 season after MEGA’s demise; Mobil 1 meanwhile is entering its 27th year of support.
“It’s fantastic to welcome back Appliances Online for 2020, and to have the Mobil 1 Appliances Online Racing No. 25 revealed to the public,” said WAU director Ryan Walkinshaw ahead of a Phillip Island shakedown for Mostert on Wednesday.
“We can’t thank John Winning and the entire Winning Group enough for their show of support after a great few months together at the end of 2019.
“It’s great to once again connect with a family business, sharing the same ethos as we do here, as well as Michael [Andretti] and Zak [Brown] internationally.
“We hope to give them the same legendary service, on and off the track, that they offer their customers Australia wide.
“To head into 2020 with the continued support of our fantastic partner group, while welcoming four new partners in Middy’s, Truck Assist, NAPA Auto Parts and Jetpilot Workwear is a sign of the direction we are headed.”
Truck Assist’s backing comes as they also underpin Lee Holdsworth’s Tickford Racing Mustang, and parent company NTI does likewise with Garry Jacobson’s Matt Stone Racing #35 through its Yellow Cover insurance arm.
Walkinshaw’s fellow WAU directors Brown and Andretti also welcomed the livery.
“It’s great to be able to show off Chaz’s livery for 2020, as well as welcome back Appliances Online,” said the latter.
“The loyalty shown by them, Mobil 1 and our entire partner group is fantastic, and I can’t wait to get the next chapter of Walkinshaw Andretti United underway at the Adelaide 500.
“We are also really looking forward to showing off Bryce’s Mobil 1 Middy’s Racing livery later this week so keep an eye out.”
Brown is eagerly awaiting the chance to see all-new driver pairing Mostert and Bryce Fullwood jump behind the wheel of a WAU Holden.
“After months of hard work, the season is finally upon us. I can’t wait for Adelaide, but also, to get in the garage at the Australian Grand Prix and watch first-hand,” he said.
Winning Group CEO John Winning spoke of the “great synergies” his organisation shares with the Walkinshaws.
“I founded Appliances Online as part of my family’s century old business and over the past two decades my family has been involved with and supported Australian sports and sporting events,” he said.
“We couldn’t be prouder to be part of a great team, including driver Chaz Mostert. We wish Chaz and the extended Walkinshaw Andretti United team, the best of luck for the season ahead.”