RMA Racing to run pink McGrath livery

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 04/12/2014
  • By Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport

Repair Management Australia Racing has revealed a striking pink colour scheme for this weekend's Sydney NRMA 500 in support of the McGrath Foundation.

Pink has replaced blue on the team's #23 Holden Commodore, with a one-off livery in support of the McGrath Foundation's mission to raise money to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia and increase breast awareness in young women.

Driver Russell Ingall says he is excited to turn pink in what will be his last full-time drive for the Melbourne-based squad.

"The Sydney 500 is going to be a special weekend for the Repair Management race team for many reasons; the foremost being able to support the McGrath Foundation with running the pink Repair Management livery for this race," Ingall said.

"It's a fantastic charity that has supported those suffering and built such awareness for breast cancer in this country."

The partnership with the McGrath Foundation is particularly close to Ingall, who knows too well the invaluable role the McGrath Breast Care Nurses play in providing support to those experiencing the cancer that affects one in eight Australian women.

"This is especially significant to both myself and my wife Julia and our families as we both lost our mothers to breast cancer when we were young.

"This sort of support base wasn't around back in those days so the importance of the McGrath Foundation can only help for what is a terrible time for people with this disease.

"Make no mistake, just because our car is pink we won't be going soft on the competition over the weekend."

McGrath Foundation Ambassador and Director Tracy Bevan says the McGrath Foundation continues to be blown away by the support from Australian communities.

She says their support goes a long way in helping the Foundation ensure every family in Australia experiencing breast cancer has access to a breast care nurse, no matter where they live or their financial circumstance.

"We are proud to have 100 McGrath Breast Care Nurses working nationally who together have supported over 25,000 Australian families experiencing breast cancer. Support like this is truly helping us to make a difference," shesaid.

Panels from the Commodore competing this weekend - which will be Ingall's final V8 Supercars event as a full-time driver - are up for auction on ebay, with funds donated to the McGrath Foundation.

The team is back in its original chassis for the event, after borrowing an ex-Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden for the last two events after the heavy accident at teh Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

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