As the countdown to the beginning of the PIRTEK Enduro Cup at Sandown this weekend intensifies, the workload at renowned Australian automotive artist James Corbett’s place is reaching fever pitch to finalise the Cup for a Bathurst unveil.
Corbett has many of the components making up the PIRTEK Enduro Cup complete.
It will use several hundred individual pieces from the PIRTEK Fluid Solutions range that have been crafted to turn the Cup into one of the most sought after prizes in Australian motor racing history.
The build of the Cup will take nearly as many man hours to complete as there are components included.
Whilst PIRTEK is familiar with functionality, never before have the pieces that would ordinarily keep industrial sites around Australia and 22 countries throughout the world connected looked as they will when the V8 Supercars PIRTEK Enduro Cup is unveiled at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
In a partnership signed with V8 Supercars for four years, the PIRTEK Enduro Cup comprises the three major endurance races of the 2013 V8 Supercars season – the tradition of the Wilson Security Sandown 500, the history of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 and closing with the party that is the ARMOR ALL Gold Coast 600.
Corbett is in a race against time to finish the trophy in time for Bathurst.
“I’ll be doing everything I can to get it finished and to Mount Panorama for a very special unveil,” he said. “For me, it will be a race as much as it will be for all of the teams competing for the trophy.
“To build the PIRTEK Enduro Cup has been a real challenge for me, something that I have been incredibly nervous about, as it is a departure to what I am used to doing, but I’m happy with how it is progressing.”
The PIRTEK Enduro Cup will begin with the Wilson Security Sandown 500 at Sandown International Racecourse outside Melbourne this weekend from September 13-15.
It will see the first two driver V8 Supercar race of the season, with a pair of qualifying races on Saturday and the points paying Wilson Security Sandown 500 on Sunday.
From there, the chase for the PIRTEK Enduro Cup steps up with the drama, spectacle and unpredictability of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
When Bathurst is done, it is time for the V8 Supercars fraternity to let its hair down with the ARMOR ALL Gold Coast 600 on the streets of Surfers Paradise. The Surfers concrete canyon always throws up a number of variables and it will be here the fight for the PIRTEK Enduro Cup will come to its dramatic conclusion.
The Cup, which will represent the futuristic, revolutionary nature of the V8 Supercars paddock of 2013, is in the final stages of build and will be unveiled at Mount Panorama.