Teams prepare to light up SuperNight

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 30/04/2019
  • By Stefan Bartholomaeus, pics: Andy Pearson

Kelly Racing has become the first team to reveal eye-catching changes to its Supercars for the PIRTEK Perth SuperNight.

The second running of the night event, held last year at Sydney Motorsport Park, is expected to feature an increased array of on-car effects to add to the spectacle.

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Supercars has encouraged teams to “go their hardest”, which will include LED lighting on, under and inside the cars, reflective sponsor logos and graphics and illuminated pit equipment.

Kelly Racing has added LED lighting from Australian firm Superlight LED to the undercarriage of its four-strong fleet.

Each will sport a different colour, with Rick Kelly running Castrol’s green, Andre Heimgartner orange (Plus Fitness), Simona De Silvestro white (Harvey Norman) and Garry Jacobson blue (RABBLE.club).

The Melbourne-based squad has also worked with its paint supplier PPG Industries and print media partner Graphic Mart Art to add reflective sections to the existing liveries of the cars.

Kelly Racing heads to Perth following a strong WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint in which Heimgartner scored the team’s first podium finish of the season.

Heimgartner was third in the Saturday race from fourth on the grid, marking his maiden podium in a single-driver Supercars race.

Kelly qualified sixth and finished seventh on the same day, which he backed up with an eighth place run on Sunday.

Heimgartner is the leading Nissan driver in the standings in 14th, with Kelly 17th, De Silvestro 20th and Jacobson 23rd.

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