RUSSELL Ingall and Broc Feeney have taken the covers off the Supercheap Auto Racing Commodore they’ll campaign as a wildcard in December’s Repco Bathurst 1000.
After an initial launch and test outings were undertaken with a plain red look, the Triple Eight-run entry’s race livery features a ‘Proudly Australian’ Supercheap Auto theme.
Branding includes text declaring ‘We still love you Bathurst’, in reference to the company being replaced by rival Repco as the naming rights partner of the event this year.
‘Enforcer and The Kid’ signage is also on the car, which will be driven by 57-year-old ‘Enforcer’ Ingall in his first Supercars race in five years and teen Super2 sensation Feeney.
“I think the car looks fantastic,” said Feeney, who was recently announced by Triple Eight as Jamie Whincup’s replacement in the team’s second full-time entry for 2022.
“I really feel the passion for motorsport within the Supercheap Auto family and it’s pretty cool to be racing in these iconic colours at Bathurst.
“I think it will be one of the best-looking race cars out there. Let’s hope it is one of the fastest as well.”
Ingall, a 25-start Bathurst veteran and winner of the race in 1995 and ’97 alongside Larry Perkins, is typically bullish about the entry’s chances at Bathurst.
He’s already boldly tipped Feeney to make the Top 10 Shootout and is looking forward to showing the new-look Commodore off at the Mountain.
“I think the car will be one of the best looking race cars I have ever driven at Bathurst and I cannot wait to see the fans’ reaction,” he said.
The Repco Bathurst 1000 is scheduled to take place on December 5, capping a six-day motorsport festival that will also feature Australian Racing Group categories including TCR Australia.