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Toyota backing for Pye Holden at Adelaide 500

SCOTT Pye will take part in Holden’s farewell Repco Supercars Championship event with major backing from… Toyota!

Toyota Forklifts has been a long-time partner of the Supercars squad that Charlie Schwerkolt operates alongside his Waverley Forklifts business.

The brand steps into the primary sponsor positions for the VALO Adelaide 500 to complete a year in which Pye’s Commodore has run several major backers.

Toyota Forklifts has been a long-time Team 18 partner. Pic: Supplied

South Australian-raised Pye revealed the livery this morning as part of a Team 18 Family Open Day at its workshop in Melbourne.

“Toyota Forklifts have been a long-time partner of Team 18 and Charlie through his career in motorsport and in business, so to represent them will be an honour for what will be a historic weekend to finish off the year on the streets of Adelaide,” said Pye.

“The build-up has been amazing and we’ve got some speed in our #20 car at the moment.

“Our street circuit pace has been good coming off Gold Coast only a few weeks ago, our team has been building strong over the last few events so I feel like we can put on a good showing at Adelaide.

“There’s a real buzz in the air for what’s to come this week. It’s looking to be a massive event and I just can’t wait to head to Adelaide and hit the track on Thursday.

“It’s the final round of the year, the farewell of this generation of Supercars and the return of what I think is the best event on the Supercars calendar. Bring it on!”

Pye enters the Adelaide 500 15th in the Repco Supercars Championship standings, six places behind teammate Mark Winterbottom.

Pye has 16 Adelaide race starts to his name. Pic: Supplied

Adelaide was the scene of Pye’s only career Supercars Championship pole position to date, scored with DJR Team Penske in 2016.

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