Penrite Racing will adopt a new Aussie-inspired livery for the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 next week.
The team revealed the scheme for its two Holdens tonight in Mount Gambier, South Australia, as its pairings of David Reynolds/Will Brown and Anton De Pasquale/Brodie Kostecki prepare to tackle the Mountain.
The squad has been a regular contender in recent Great Races, with Reynolds and then co-driver Luke Youlden winning in 2017 and going close to backing that up 12 months later.
“Seeing the Aussie flag draped alongside the Penrite logo brings back a lot of memories from 2017,” Reynolds said.
“We won Bathurst as a team with the same bunch of people, so hopefully that brings back some good luck.
“I can’t wait to get to Bathurst, it’s a huge iconic event, and we are representing a massive Australian brand – we are the full Aussie brigade.”
The revised livery – similar to the successful 2017 rendition – is part of a Penrite-driven Are You Supporting Australia campaign to restimulate the national economy.
“Penrite have always been proud to show off their heritage, and so have we,” Reynolds said.
“It’s fantastic to see Penrite pushing for people to support local, there’s nothing more important for our economy right now.”
Added Penrite Oil director of motorsport Jarrod Harding: “It’s time we all looked at the choices we make, are we doing all that we can to recover.
“Australians are still really hurting and we’re certainly doing all we can to support Aussie families, we’re just reminding others to think about doing the same.
“By asking Australians whether they are supporting Australia right now, we are supporting local jobs and restimulating our economy which in turn is supporting local families and communities.
“We are also guaranteeing we are getting the highest quality product, made right here in Australia by Australians; something Penrite have been doing for nearly 100 years.
“Penrite are committed to investing in the future for local manufacturing and local jobs and aiding in the recovery of our nation during these hard times.”