Triple Eight boss shares cheeky gag from Jess Dane
Repco Supercars Championship
By Charlie Bullis
Triple Eight Engineering team principal Roland Dane has shared a cheeky gag from Jess Dane, a vehicle rental agreement for her Hyundai Excel.
Ahead of the team boss using the Excel for an endurance event at Queensland Raceway this weekend, his youngest daughter has presented him with a contract, complete with a rental amount and deposit terms.
Posting the agreement on his Instagram account on Friday, Dane wrote: “A bit harsh! Have to ask @tunkuabdulrahman for a loan…”
The rental agreement was posted by Roland Dane on Friday
To which Jess Dane replied: "If it doesn't make you go faster or make you money, don't post it."
With a price tag of $10,000 plus GST per day, with a down payment of $5,000, the playful antics could see Roland Dane thousands out of pocket for the mini enduro.
Teaming up with Prince Jefri Ibrahim of Jonor for the Excel grid, the team boss joins a lineup of Supercar drivers taking part in the Queensland Racing Driver Championship across August 21-22.
The rental agreement also states the hire is to be used for “purposes of amateur door bashing” and the Excel’s VIN number is Louis.
First purchasing the car in August last year, Triple Eight Race Engineering co-owner Jess Dane admitted her father has done more racing in it than she has.
“I saw it yesterday for the first time since March, so it’s almost six months, so it’s not my car at all,” Dane told Supercars.com.
“He’s [Roland] been doing a fair bit more driving in the last couple of years than he has done in a while.
“He’s already done a couple of races in my Excel, and Noosa Hill climb in Subaru a few months ago and Townsville last year of course.
“This weekend is another opportunity for him because it’s an enduro and chance to team up with Prince Jefri and have some fun.
“Not that he’s asked for my permission to use the car.”
Having first bought a minor stake in the Supercars powerhouse back in 2015, Jess Dane now owns the team’s second-largest shareholding of 30 percent, which rose by three percent as part of the February restructuring announcement.
Sharing the amusing backstory of how the vehicle rental agreement came about, Dane admitted it has been an ongoing talking point for the duo.
“He never told me directly about using my car for the enduro, it was nice of RD to want to team up with me!” Dane joked.
“Originally it was going to be with Tim Miles but with Tim, in Sydney, it couldn’t happen, so now it will be with Prince Jefri.
“But Roland didn’t know that I was aware he was planning to race in my Excel.