Penrite Racing reveals student-designed Darwin livery

07 Jun
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  • Penrite Racing reveals student-designed Darwin livery

  • MITS students invited to Darwin as special guests

  • Matt Payne fifth, Richie Stanaway 10th in points

Penrite Racing has unveiled its new student-designed Indigenous Round livery, which is dedicated to celebrating Indigenous culture.

For a third straight year, Penrite Racing has partnered with the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School (MITS) to create a stunning Darwin livery, which was unveiled at a partner event held at Grove Racing headquarters.

MITS, based on Wurundjeri Country in Richmond, is a school and boarding program for Indigenous students from remote communities across the Northern Territory and Victoria.

The Penrite Racing artwork was created by Year 9 students Emma and Hoanna, with the matching livery to be carried on Matt Payne and Richie Stanaway’s Ford Mustangs at the betr Darwin Triple Crown. The design embodies the spirit of Indigenous upbringing and culture, nurtured through the team's ongoing partnership with MITS.


The partnership between the team and MITS highlights the commitment to honouring Indigenous culture and advancing education, as well as Penrite Racing’s dedication to social responsibility and community empowerment.

"I feel so proud and excited that Hoanna and my artwork is going to be going around a racetrack,” said Emma, who along with Hoanna, has been invited to be a special Penrite Racing guest in Darwin.

"It’s a very special track that my family and I have visited for as long as I can remember, so this is a very exciting thing for me."

Penrite Racing CEO Brenton Grove said: "The Indigenous round is a key highlight of the year for Penrite Racing.

"We love the opportunity to learn more about the students at MITS and the path they’ve taken to end up collaborating with us on such a special livery. We’re really excited to hit the track and show the incredible artwork of Emma and Hoanna.”


MITS CEO Ed Tudor added: "MITS is thrilled to once again be partnering with Penrite/Grove Racing in this year’s 2024 Supercars Indigenous Round on Larrakia Country in Darwin.

"This enduring partnership means so much to our students, our families and to MITS. Sport provides a unique opportunity to bring together people of different backgrounds who share a common passion, and motor racing is something many of our students and families love.

"By showcasing and celebrating our students’ cultures in this special way, we are helping create a stronger nation together. The generous donations raised in this campaign will go towards providing an excellent boarding and educational experience for more students.

"We thank Grove/Penrite Racing once again for their continued generosity and commitment to MITS and our students”.

Payne and Stanaway are fifth and 10th in the drivers' standings, and Penrite Racing fourth in teams' standings, heading to the betr Darwin Triple Crown on June 14-16. Tickets for the event are on sale now. International viewers can follow all the action on Superview.

Penrite Racing Indigenous Round artwork explained

Artists: Emma and Hoanna, Melbourne Indigenous Transition School

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The new livery design embodies the spirit of Indigenous upbringing and culture, nurtured through Penrite Racing's ongoing partnership with MITS over the past three years.

Emma and Hoanna's designs are rich with symbolism, and echo the significance of family, connection to Country and the transformative power of education.

The livery is intended to serve as an important symbol of partnership, celebration of culture, and empowerment through education.

Through this collaboration, Penrite Racing and MITS are not only racing towards victory on the track but also towards a future of inclusivity and opportunity for all.

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