New look finalised

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 24/03/2016
  • By Kassie Gadeke

Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport this morning finalised its new liveries for the Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint.

With SP Tools partnering the team for just the opening two events, the Holden Commodores – including the Clipsal 500 winner of Nick Percat – will run new paint schemes at next week’s event.

However, the tight turnaround has meant the V8 Supercars have been packed in the transporter to be sent across Bass Strait, and will be stickered up on the ground in Tasmania.

Team boss Lucas Dumbrell was excited to present a new look for the second Championship event. 

"Holden Design have done an amazing job and I think everyone will be well and truly impressed with the striking livery which will adorn both Andre and Nick’s race cars,” Dumbrell said.

Though he would not give any hints about the new name on the side of the cars, he did say it was fantastic to have “such a highly regarded company” across both V8 Supercars.

“By having such a partner increase their support, it shows they see commercial value in their involvement with LDM," he said.

While the turnaround from the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne to the round in Tasmania is a tight one, for Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport, this year has been much simpler.

In 2015, Percat was involved in a heavy accident in the final race at Albert Park and the team was forced to source a new chassis to take to Tasmania.

A deal was struck with TEKNO, giving Percat a Triple Eight car to run – but the time it took to receive the car from Queensland and build it up quite literally meant they missed the boat.

Team boss Barry Hay delivered the car to the Spirit of Tasmania in the nick of time, ensuring Percat’s position on the grid. 

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