Team 18 uncovers Hino livery for Pye

05 Apr 2022
Scott Pye will carry Hino naming rights this weekend
2 mins by James Pavey

Scott Pye will carry Hino naming rights for this weekend’s Beaurepaires Melbourne 400.

Pye, who won at Albert Park in 2018, will this weekend race the #20 Hino Holden ZB Commodore.

It comes after Pye carried Seiko colours in Sydney and Tasmania.

Hino is no stranger to Supercars; it is the Official Light and Medium Duty Truck and Bus Sponsor of the category.

"We are very fortunate at Team 18 to have such iconic brands as sponsors, and, as a driver, to represent these brands is fantastic," Pye said.

"To have Hino on the #20 car for the Australian Grand Prix is a very special feeling and hopefully we’re racing at the pointy end so we can get a great result for Hino.

"To race on the F1 calendar is something that’s very special to all of us drivers and the circuit itself is unbelievable.

"This year I’m really excited to head back and see what it’s like with the upgrades they’ve made."

Richard Emery, Vice President of Brand and Franchise Development for Hino Australia, was excited to see the Hino brand step up.


"The F1 Grand Prix is one of the biggest sporting events in Australia, and we are excited to showcase the Hino brand on this stage," Emery said.

"This opportunity further expands our relationship with Team 18, which is currently in its sixth year.

"It is an extension of Hino Australia’s major sponsorship of the Repco Supercars Championship, a relationship which will continue until at least 2024."

Team 18 owner Charlie Schwerkolt added: "It’s a really special opportunity to have Hino Australia as naming rights partner for the #20 Hino Racing Supercar for the Australian Grand Prix.

"Not only is it a massive event on the Australian motorsport calendar but it is set to be one of the biggest Grand Prix Australia has seen for many years.

"It’s exciting to have Hino expand its support of the team for this event.

"Hino has been part of our team since 2018 and has been an integral part of the journey of Team 18."

Pye’s new-look car will take to Albert Park for Practice 1 on Thursday morning.

The Beaurepaires Melbourne 400 will feature four 100km-long races.

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