Triple Eight Race Engineering has officially confirmed Red Bull’s commitment to the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship team through to the end of the 2019 season.
With the Red Bull Holden Racing Team making its debut on the grid next year, Triple Eight is proud to extend the relationship with a partner after having achieved a great deal of success since the inception of Red Bull Racing Australia in 2013.
“I love the endorsement of everyone's work here at Triple Eight,” said Team Owner and Managing Director Roland Dane.
“It means a lot to every member of the team to have one of the world's most high profile and exciting brands continuing to back us.”
In the four seasons Red Bull Racing Australia has competed within the Supercars Championship, the team has amassed 51 pole positions, 60 race wins, four teams’ titles – including 2016, which was won at the Gold Coast 600 – and two drivers’ championships, with a third due to be secured by either Shane van Gisbergen or Jamie Whincup at the upcoming series finale.
“Red Bull has taken the opportunity to further extend our partnership with Triple Eight and many of its long-standing partners as it’s proven to be a great recipe for success,” said Red Bull Australia Managing Director Jason Sargent.
“I firmly believe in the Supercars category, the drivers and our fans and I’m really excited that we can go racing together for, at least, the next three years.”
“Red Bull is proud to also extend our partnership with GM Holden, including the development and racing of the new 2018 Holden Commodore with Triple Eight.”
The 2016 Supercars season comes to a close at the Coates Hire Sydney 500, kicking off on Friday.
One of the most competitive years in recent history has come down to the wire, with Van Gisbergen leading the championship ahead of Whincup.