The Holden Racing Team has revealed how its two factory Commodores V8 Supercars will look this season, and confirmed it’s entire driver line-up for 2016.
The new look for the HRT Commodores features title signage from Holden Special Vehicles on the upper rear side panel, with former major backer SP Tools scaling back to stickers on the front flanks and front bar.
“We have focussed on adding fresh, simplistic detailing to the 2016 Holden Racing Team livery, while using the colour ways of last year’s commemorative ANZAC livery to inspire the new car for this season,” said Holden designer Peter Hughes, the man behind the new look.
“We have also added a darker, more aggressive front-end appearance, and that delivers an unmistakably strong message from the team.
“Hopefully that translates to a strong, clean character for race fans at the track, and for those watching them race on the TV at home.”
The livery also features distinctive backing from Monster Energy Drink on the roof and rear three-quarter panel, a brand that according to paddock chatter is set to also be a major backer of Cam Waters’s Prodrive entry.
Four drivers confirmed
HRT has also confirmed an un-changed driver line-up for the 2016 season, with regular drivers Garth Tander and James Courtney set to be joined by Warren Luff and Jack Perkins.
Luff and Tander will look to defend their Pirtek Endurance Cup win from 2015, while Courtney and Perkins will look for more success after taking an unlikely race win on the Gold Coast last year.
“I’m excited to be back for my third year with HRT; it was a childhood dream of mine to drive for the Holden Racing Team, so I’m excited to be back,” Luff said.
“Driving with GT has been a lot of fun and we’ve enjoyed some good success together, standing on the podium last year at Bathurst and the Gold Coast and winning the Endurance Cup are highlights.
“I’m hopeful we can enjoy even more success, and getting a Bathurst win is at the top of our list.”