BOWE REVEALS NEW COLOURS FOR 2022 TCM TITLE DEFENCE

The new livery that John Bowe's Touring Car Masters Torana will carry in 2022. Pic: Supplied

JOHN Bowe will carry new colours into the 2022 Touring Car Masters season as he pursues a seventh series title.

The reigning series champion’s Holden Torana A9X will adopt a red and white livery for his eighth season aboard the Bendigo Retro Muscle Cars-prepared machine.

Long-time sponsor Rare Spares has increased its support to become joint naming-rights partners with Paynter Dixon and PAYCE.

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“I’ve been a Rare Spares brand Ambassador for over 15 years now and I know their customers and market well, I don’t think there is a better fit than Rare Spares and Touring car Masters – TCM is a Rare Spares world!” Bowe said.

“I’ve been so fortunate to have a long line of loyal and special supporters in my time in TCM and have enjoyed a great following from the category faithful.

“We’re changing the colours of the car to reflect Rare Spares’ larger role but the livery will continue our retro theme, as it should in TCM.

Pic: Supplied

“I would also like to acknowledge Gary O’Brien from Bendigo Retro Muscle cars and his dedicated team who not only built the Torana A9X in the first place but have continued to prepare it and run it to 3 championship wins in its 5 years of competition.

“They are a fantastic group of racing people.”

Bowe notched up his 100th TCM race win last year, the last 34 of which have come aboard the Torana.

The 2022 Touring Car Masters season gets underway this weekend on the support card of the opening Repco Supercars Championship round at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Will Dale is V8 Sleuth's Head of Content - Digital. He began his media career as a breakfast radio newsreader before joining SPEED TV Australia and FOX SPORTS Australia in 2012 as its Digital Editorial Lead - Motorsport, covering all forms of motorsport both in Australia and internationally. He became part of the V8 Sleuth team in 2018.