Supergirls Bathurst livery revealed

The Harvey Norman Supergirls Wildcard entry will carry a fresh look at this year’s Bathurst 1000.

Supergirls Bathurst livery revealed
Simona de Silvestro, Nissan Motorsports
Harvey Norman Supergirls Nissan
Renee Gracie, Nissan Motorsports

The Supergirls programme returns for a second year at Mount Panorama, with Swiss star Simona de Silvestro once again lining up alongside Dunlop Series regular Renee Gracie.

This year, however, the duo will race a Nissan Altima rather than a Prodrive Racing Ford. And with the change of team comes a change of livery as well.

The race will have increased significance for de Silvestro, as she prepares to join the series full-time from next season onwards after inking a three-year deal.

"It's great to be back in Australia,” said De Silvestro.

“This time around everything feels a bit more normal knowing the tracks we are going to, and even though I am with a new team in Nissan, I'm really looking forward to getting to work with them.

"My expectations are always high every time I get into a race car, and I know that Bathurst is a very challenging circuit and event.

“It's also one full year since I have driven a Supercar, but I'm sure it will come back to me quite quickly.

“I think our biggest goal is to improve on last year's result, and if we have a clean race then I'm sure we can have a good result at the end, finishing top 15 would be a great achievement.”

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