V8 Supercars Dunlop Series rising star Renee Gracie has secured a multi-year, premium brand ambassadorial association with Caltex Australia.
After two years in the Porsche Carrera Cup, Gracie will this season become the first female in 14 years to compete full-time in V8 Supercar competition.
The 20-year-old is due to make her debut in the official development category, the V8 Supercars Dunlop Series, at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide beginning on February 26.
Caltex, Australia's leading fuel supplier, has an extensive history supporting Australian motorsport, including many years as a major partner of leading V8 Supercars team Red Bull Racing Australia and as naming rights sponsor of the iconic Caltex Chase at Mount Panorama.
In partnering with Caltex, Gracie joins two of V8 Supercars' biggest names - Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup - as an official Caltex brand ambassador.
Caltex branding will feature on Gracie's helmet, driving overalls and soon to be revealed Fujitsu Racing Falcon.
Gracie said she was thrilled to have Caltex's support for the upcoming season and beyond.
"I am incredibly proud to be aligning myself with Caltex, a brand which needs little introduction as the leader in its field in Australia," she said.
"Millions of Australian motorists rely on Caltex's high-quality fuels and lubricants, as well as visiting any one of our Star Mart convenience stores around Australia.
"Craig has been an inspiration and role model to me ever since I wanted to become a racing driver, and to now be joining him as a premium Caltex ambassador is something I could only have dreamt of.
"I am truly excited to have been recognised and chosen to partner with the Caltex brand, and look forward to doing so for a number of years to come."
Caltex General Manager Marketing Bruce Rosengarten said the iconic Australian fuel brand was proud to extend its commitment to Australian motorsport and support emerging sporting talent.
"Partnering with Renee is a natural fit for our brand," Rosengarten said.
"In her short but successful career to date, Renee has shown immense passion and determination to get to where she is today.
"We are excited to be part of Renee's journey and look forward to great success in the years ahead."