Russell Ingall Unveils New Caltex Racing Colours
Caltex Racing's Russell Ingall officially unveiled his new-look weapon for this year's V8 Supercar Championship Series at today's opening day celebrations of the Brisbane International Motor Show.
The BA Ford Falcon is a mixture of Caltex green and silver with a large Vortex 98 logo down each side which will help promote Caltex's high octane fuel.
Ingall's car will be on the Hercules Carparking Solutions display on stand C26 at the Brisbane International Motor Show at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre until February 13. The stand is located on the Aftermarket Concourse just outside Hall 2.
Ingall's race car, which will make its debut in support races at the Foster's Australian Grand Prix next month, has been built from the ground up at the Stone Brothers Racing workshop at Yatala, half-way between Brisbane the Gold Coast.
Ingall will fire the first shots in his new car at the team's first test for the season at Queensland Raceway in a couple of weeks time.
"I think it looks pretty mean," said Ingall. "I think the designers have got it pretty right with this one, although my cars in the last two years with SBR have been terrific. "The car should stand out well on television and hopefully we will get plenty of air time again this season with our battles at the front end of the field. "I just can't wait to get out there and get on with it."
Although Ingall finished second in last year's championship to team mate Marcos Ambrose, Ingall will continue to carry the number nine and not number two on his Caltex Ford in 2005.
"So many people have enquired about which number we would be using this season," said Ingall. "The only "floating" number is number one and Marcos has that on the side of his car. "There is no doubt that I am keen to wrestle it off him this year and head into 2006 with the number one plate on the side of my Falcon."
The V8 Supercar Championship Series gets underway with the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide on March 17-20.