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Triple Eight launches livery, confirms co-drivers

TRIPLE Eight Race Engineering has launched its 2024 livery at Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport, in the hometown of recruit Will Brown.

Also confirmed was the team’s engineering and co-driver line-up.

Brown will be engineered by Andrew Edwards and share his #87 Camaro with Scott Pye for the Sandown 500 and Repco Bathurst 1000.

Broc Feeney meanwhile will have continuity with Martin Short as engineer and Jamie Whincup as co-driver.

“What an amazing event – Toowoomba has really turned it on for us today!” said Whincup, who is also team principal.

“It was unreal to shut down Wellcamp Airport for a family fun day of race cars and planes in front of literally thousands of people, a very proud moment for us.

“This season launch is the biggest we’ve ever seen from a Supercars team and I’m so proud of the guys and girls at Triple Eight, alongside our longstanding co-naming rights partners Red Bull and Ampol for the tireless effort they have put in to making this event a great success for the local community.

“Our ‘Livery Landing’ kicks off an exciting season with what I believe is the most exciting young driver line-up the series has seen in Broc and Will, and I can’t wait to get to The Mountain for round one.”

Brown said: “The cars look amazing. To be joining the team and having those iconic Red Bull Ampol Racing colours on my car is fantastic.

“To reveal the car for the first time in Toowoomba and to show it off to all the locals is pretty exciting to have it in my hometown.

“My family have a small used car dealership in town, and we had a lot of people during the week come in asking about the launch and were really excited about it. It’s been the talk of the town and it’s awesome that we could bring this cool event to life.

“The next major event for us is the team’s pre-season test day on Monday which is going to be exciting to get a full day in the car. We’ve done the shakedown which was just a teaser, and now to get the full day is awesome.

“We’re going to run through the normal test plan and get myself more comfortable in the car because it’s brand new to me, so Andrew and I will be working closely with each other. It’ll be a big day, but I’m really looking forward to it.”

Feeney hailed the livery event and is looking ahead to Monday’s pre-season test at Queensland Raceway.

“We had a really good shakedown during the week and we got to run through a couple of things before our test day on Monday,” he said.

“The cars are a little bit different with a different aero package, but it’s just getting back to work and seeing what’s in our toolbox and what we can improve on from last year.

“Hopefully we can use Monday’s test day to make some gains before the start of the season.”

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