WAU locks in naming rights sponsors

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 18/01/2021
  • By James Pavey

Walkinshaw Andretti United has announced that all three of the team's co-naming rights sponsors from 2020 will continue into the 2021 season.

The 2021 Repco Supercars Championship will be Mobil 1's 28th year as a partner of the Holden team, continuing on one of the longest standing partnerships in world motorsport.

Appliances Online will remain on Chaz Mostert's #25 entry, with Middy's Electrical staying with Bryce Fullwood on the #2 entry.

Appliances Online linked up with WAU in 2019, having joined the team from the 2019 Bathurst 1000.

There, the WAU-Appliances Online relationship began in style with a first-up podium for James Courtney and Jack Perkins.

In 2020, recruit Chaz Mostert drove the Mobil 1 Appliances Online Commodore to fifth in the championship, despite the former Bathurst winner failing to win a race.

Middy's Electrical, which backed Fullwood through his Super2 career, will return in 2021 following an impressive debut in the championship.

The 22-year-old Darwin native recorded a podium at The Bend, and is eyeing an improved 2021 with his 50th race start looming.

Walkinshaw Andretti United team principal Bruce Stewart was pleased to have continuity after a difficult 2020 affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

"To continue our wonderful relationship with all three of our naming rights partners for 2021 is fantastic," he said.

"Their on-going support, especially throughout 2020, has been felt by every single one of us here, and no doubt our fans as well.

"For Mobil 1 to be entering into its 28th year with the team is an incredible journey to be a part of. Their brand is iconic, their product unquestionable, and we have a fantastic relationship with all the distributors right across Australia and New Zealand.

"Our journey with Appliances Online started at the 2019 Bathurst 1000, on the podium, and has really gone from strength-to-strength ever since. They are a seriously impressive business, and it's been a pleasure to work with the entire team.

"Middy's were a fantastic addition to our team last year, and as Australia's largest independent electrical wholesaler, are a fantastic family business whose values are intertwined with ours.

"There's no doubt we took steps forward in 2020, and we are working as hard as ever to continue that trajectory in 2021, with the support of our fantastic partner group."

The liveries of both cars will be revealed in the coming weeks ahead of the season opener, the Mt Panorama 500, across February 26-28.

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