Tony D'Alberto season preview

EVERYTHING IS NEW IN 2006 FOR TONY D'ALBERTO Tony D'Alberto has every reason to smile in the lead-up to the first round of the 2006 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series at Adelaide on 24-26 March -- A new team car, a new team look, a new team name, and...

EVERYTHING IS NEW IN 2006 FOR TONY D'ALBERTO

Tony D'Alberto has every reason to smile in the lead-up to the first round of the 2006 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series at Adelaide on 24-26 March -- A new team car, a new team look, a new team name, and new sponsors will help in his quest for V8 Supercar glory.

The striking blue, white, and orange colour scheme on the ex-Rick Kelly VZ Holden Commodore represents GMAC Financial Services' commitment to Tony by lifting their involvement in 2006 and becoming naming-rights sponsor of the team now known as GMAC Racing.

Tony approaches the 2006 season in peak physical fitness and with upgraded equipment for the best possible shot at the title, however he is under no illusion as to the difficulty of the task ahead.

"I have been in training since Christmas and can't wait for the opening round of the season.

"The competition is going to be tougher than ever in 2006 with larger fields and some very experienced drivers and teams competing," he said.

"We have worked hard over the off-season to make sure we have the best equipment possible, and combined with a year under our belts as a team, we are positioned well to give it a real crack."

"The first round at Adelaide is one of the most demanding tracks from the point that it is a concrete canyon and there is no room for mistakes," he said.

Tem manager, Al D'Alberto realises the importance of commercial partnerships to the success of GMAC Racing.

"It is great that GMAC not only continued their support for the team in 2006, but decided to come on board as naming-rights sponsor,

"We are excited to continue our relationships with continuing sponsors HSV, PPG, Valvoline, Bellmont, D'Alberto Holden, Motorvation Media, and also welcome Holden Insurance and Red Bolt Visual Communication for the first time in 2006."

Vermont South Special School will once again be a special focus for the team as we continue our partnership with the 'motorsport club', and help them enjoy the sport to its fullest.

"There is no doubt this is my best opportunity to date and I am looking forward to the challenge that the 2006 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series will provide," Tony said.

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Series Supercars
Drivers Rick Kelly , Tony D'Alberto