Scott Pye will begin the 2022 Supercars season in the colours of Seiko. Pics: Team 18

SCOTT Pye will race in the colours of Seiko when the 2022 Repco Supercars Championship season gets underway this weekend.

Team 18’s #20 Holden will carry primary backing from the watchmaker at Sydney Motorsport Park as it launches its new Seiko 5 Supercars watch.

“Seiko came onboard nine years ago as one of the foundation partners of our team with Pulsar and it has been such a valuable and successful partnership over that time,” team owner Charlie Schwerkolt said.

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“All the stars aligned to bring this together with the launch of the new Seiko 5 Sports Supercars Limited Edition watch, it’s a step forward in performance and presentation reflecting exactly what we are about here at Team 18.”

Pye joined the squad in 2020 as it expanded to two entries, racing in the colours of tool brand Dewalt across both seasons.

The announcement comes after Pye’s car took part in last week’s pre-season test at Winton with a plain black livery.

“If anyone knows me and I was asked to design a race car it would look like this,” Pye said.

“Black and white, it can’t get much tougher than that and to throw some fast red on there, I think it looks pretty cool and I’m excited to get behind the wheel and hopefully it is as fast as it looks.

“It’s crazy to think I’m already entering my third year with the team, it’s gone so fast. I’m really enjoying working with everyone and the progress we have made has been crazy.

“Our first season was fantastic, second season was a bit tougher but we’ve had some good upgrades on the car and Charlie [Schwerkolt] is really investing in this team so I’m excited by our future together and I think this year is going to be our best yet.”

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.