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Castrol will extend its support of Nissan Motorsport during the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 with major branding on the #7 Nissan Altima driven by Andre Heimgartner and Aaren Russell.
The #7 Castrol/Plus Fitness Racing design is influenced by the livery launched by Rick Kelly at this year’s Adelaide 500.
The partnership with car #7 will now display two Nissan Motorsport cars backed by Castrol, following the announcement that Rick Kelly and Garry Jacobson will feature a retro inspired livery from the famous Castrol–Perkin’s era of 1993 – 1997.
“It’s exciting to have two Castrol-backed team cars at Bathurst”, said Andre Heimgartner.
“Rick’s livery was well received when it launched in Adelaide and it’s exciting to bring this back at the biggest event of the year to complement the Perkins-inspired livery.
“It provides us with an old and new theme through the team and a great story to tell for Castrol during the event.
“Hopefully both Aaren and I can continue Rick’s good form with a strong result on Sunday.
Andre Heimgartner and Aaren Russell showed strong form at Sandown with Russell winning the co-drivers qualifying race on Saturday and from there were running in the forward pack, prior to being ushered off the track early in Sunday’s race.
“It was disappointing that we couldn’t yield a better result after starting 6th at Sandown on Sunday,” said Heimgartner.
“Bathurst is a long race and we just need to bunker down and ensure we are in the finish for those last 30 odd laps.
“Aaren and I gel well as a team and the Nissan Altimas are fast so we hope to be right in the finish come late Sunday afternoon.”
The Castrol/Plus Fitness Racing entry will hit the track for the first time this Thursday for this weekend’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
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