Race 28 2023 Repco Supercars Championship - Vailo 500 For the second year succession, the…
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Penrite Racing’s new look boldly features striking white and red highlights that showcase the iconic Penrite Oil brand who remain as naming rights partner in 2023.
Given these are the first cars built by Grove Racing, they hold special significance for the team. As the new era debuts, it was critical that the team from Braeside showcased a car with the passion and aggression that the new Mustang deserves.
With the new livery designed to catch the eyes of Supercar fans as they usher in a new era of Supercars competition.
Established in 1926, Penrite has a rich history in Australian Motorsport. A proudly Australian-owned company with nearly 100 years of trusted performance and product innovation, Penrite has switched to numbers 19 and 26 in preparation for their centenary celebration in 2026.
This next generation of Supercars draws parallels as the team welcome on-board Matthew Payne to their driving line-up, who at 20, will make his full-time main game debut in Newcastle alongside David Reynolds.
Along with title sponsor, Penrite Oil, the team are thrilled to be supported again by Grove Hire, Ford, Steadfast, NED Whisky, Gates, Jax Tyres & Auto, Southcott, Apex Steel, Dasher + Fisher, ACL, Snap-On, Velocity Truck Centres, Graphic Art Mart, Mactac, PPG, Autodesk, OMP, Raceline Racewear, Coregas and Topo Athletic.
Penrite Racing are also delighted to welcome Tree Cleanup Specialists and Safety Culture as new partners in 2023.
Long-time team partner PPG supplied the paint for the new cars, providing product that went everywhere from the chassis to the crash box.
Penrite Racing will step up its preparations for the new season conducting pre-season testing at Winton Motor Raceway through to mid February and hold a fan launch on Saturday March 4th providing the opportunity for a close up look at the Penrite Racing Mustangs.
Stephen Grove, Team Owner said: “The launch of our Gen3 Mustang liveries mark a significant milestone for our team and category.
“It’s always exciting to see the design concept when it presents on a render, but to see it come to life on our Gen3s is something quite special,
“The team have done a fantastic job getting them prepared; from the engineers and mechanics to the commercial team, and it’s a testament to their continued commitment during what has been a challenging period with the Gen3 build.”
David Cauchi, Team Principal Penrite Racing said: “The cars look fantastic, I am immensely proud of the team for the work they have put in over the past few months to get them to this point.”
“There is still work to be done as we look ahead to our upcoming test days, but I believe we will be in a position to build upon the results we obtained in 2022,” said Cauchi.
David Reynolds, #26 Driver Penrite Racing Ford Mustang said: “I’m super excited to get behind the wheel of these cars. They look so epic, and I think they’ll look even better on track. The whole team here have done an awesome job; they say that stripes make you go faster so let’s hope that rings true!”
“It’s great to have the support of Penrite and Ford again along with all our other sponsors it means a lot that they stayed with us,” said Reynolds.
Matthew Payne #19 Driver, Penrite Racing Ford Mustang Said: ” It’s great to see the cars track ready for the first time. To see my name and number on the cars is pretty special. I am glad to be able to share this moment with the team whose support has been extraordinary.”
“We’re setting our sights to our test days and Newcastle, and I am keen to be alongside Dave and learn from him as well as Garth whose experience will be invaluable,” said Payne.
Penrite Racing’s 2023 driver line-up includes, New Zealand rookie, Matthew Payne (#19) and Supercars veteran, David Reynolds (#26) who will commence their 2023 season in Newcastle for the first round. Confirmed late last year, is endurance co-driver and Supercars star, Garth Tander who will also provide mentoring support to Matthew Payne and Grove Racing’s Junior Team.
The 2023 Repco Supercars Championship will see teams compete across 12 rounds with round 1 kicking off on March 10th – 12th.
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