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Long Great Race drought ends for #100

THE Shell V-Power Racing Team will run #100 on the Ford Mustang to be driven by Anton De Pasquale and Tony D’Alberto in the Repco Bathurst 1000.

The number change comes in celebration of sponsor Repco’s 100th anniversary, and follows the unveiling of a retro ’98 livery to mark Dick Johnson Racing’s 1000th Supercars Championship race.

“The Shell V-Power Racing Team has a wonderful partnership in racing and in business with Repco, so what better way to celebrate 100 years of Repco than by running the number 100 on Anton and Tony’s Ford Mustang at the Repco Bathurst 1000,” said DJR executive chairman Ryan Story.

“We are also delighted to announce a two-year partnership extension with Repco, the leader in the automotive aftermarket sector.”

Repco CEO Wayne Bryant thanked DJR for the initiative.

“It is an incredibly selfless gesture from Ryan Story, Dick Johnson and the entire team at Shell V-Power Racing to change the number of Anton and Tony’s car for the Repco Bathurst 1000,” he said.

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“For Repco and all our fantastic crew, this signifies why we value our partnership with the team and why we have extended our partnership with them. They are a team with family values that strive for excellence everyday. These are mirroring qualities to ours at Repco.”

It’s not De Pasquale’s first time using #100 at The Mountain, having made his DJR debut with the triple digits in the 2021 Mount Panorama 500 in celebration of PIRTEK’s 100th Australian store opening.

D’Alberto and De Pasquale. Pic: Supplied

The number has been used in just 15 races in Supercars Championship history – and only once before in the Great Race.

That came at the 1987 Bathurst 1000, on the Alfa Romeo 33 used by Giorgio Francia and Daniele Toffoli.

In more recent times, it’s been used by Cameron Waters at the 2018 Newcastle 500 and Rick Kelly at the 2019 Townsville 500.

DJR’s other entry will retain its trademark #17, with brothers Will and Alex Davison sharing that car.

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