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Triple Eight launches test livery for Gen3 debut

TRIPLE Eight Race Engineering’s two Chevrolet Camaro Gen3 Supercars will sport a test livery at a shakedown today at Queensland Raceway.

Triple Eight will be joined at the Ipswich circuit by PremiAir Racing, which will debut one of its own Camaros, but neither of Dick Johnson Racing nor Matt Stone Racing following their move to delay their second shakedowns.

“I can’t emphasise enough the enormous dedication our Triple Eight Race Engineering team has put into this Gen3 project,” said Triple Eight managing director Jamie Whincup.

“For three years our design team led by our technical director Jeromy Moore have delivered Supercars, their partners and the millions of fans around the world an extremely high- quality racing product suited to our Australian conditions.

“More recently our manufacturing and car preparation teams have been working around the clock to make our first official test day this week.

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“This project is no doubt Triple Eight Race Engineering’s biggest achievement. To see two fully built, fully operational Red Bull Ampol Racing Chevrolet Camaros having their first run at Queensland Raceway will be beyond exciting for all of us.

“The Gen3 era is going to be amazing for Supercars and hopefully seeing our cars on track for the first time creates a huge buzz amongst fans, our team partners and members.

“I couldn’t be prouder of our team and what they’ve achieved – I look forward to watching Shane and Broc showcase our potential once we hit the track with everyone else.

“I also want to thank our entire partner community for their ongoing support, and especially want to welcome the teams at Local Legends and Quad Lock for entrusting us to represent their brands for the 2023 season.”

As for the test livery, designer Peter Hughes said: “The idea for this unique test livery design came from the team at Triple Eight, so my input was to bring to life that exciting vision.

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“With the extra flexibility of a test day one off, we settled on one base colour of satin dark blue with contrasting chrome silver signage and details.

“The temptation was to add more ‘designer’ detail to the livery, but we let the proportions and surfaces of the new Gen 3 Camaro do the talking, creating a dramatic and aggressive feel that really suits the Red Bull Ampol Racing Chevrolet Camaro.

“The end result is stunning.”

Triple Eight will return to Queensland Raceway on February 14 for another test before heading to Sydney Motorsport Park for the category’s all-in day on February 22.

MSR on Tuesday became the first team to run a non-prototype Camaro.

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