The Shell-backed driver has been ramping up his preparation for the 2023 season

There’s no stopping Shell V-Power Racing Team driver Anton De Pasquale as he prepares for the 2023 season.
Coming off the back of a big year finishing fourth overall in the 2022 Drivers Championship and third place at the Adelaide 500, Anton is ready to go for the year ahead.
While his off season included some well-earned downtime relaxing on the Gold Coast with family and friends, he has started the New Year with a bang competing in the Dubai 24 Hour, finishing fourth overall.
Anton says it is a different set of preparation required for this style of endurance racing.
“You’re racing through the night, needing to control and monitor your sleep and nutrition – there’s many different elements to think about, different to the usual routine and race prep,” Anton said, who is also competing in the Bathurst 12 Hour ahead of the start of the Supercars season.
“It’s really good to be able to drive different vehicles through the off season. Especially leading into Gen3 which is a completely different car for us, which could therefore require some different driving styles. So, for me, being able to hone those skills and experience different cars on the off season can only be a good thing.”

In conjunction with his endurance racing program, Anton’s pre-season prep has included a strength training program, cycling and getting back to his grass roots with go-kart racing which he says is “another good way to stay race sharp in the off season, plus the Queensland heat prepares you for the season ahead.”
“I’m really excited for the 2023 Repco Supercars Championship, especially being able to race in the new Gen3 Shell V-Power Mustang.”
Backed by Shell
Shell has long used the motorsport arena as a test bed for its Shell Helix engine oils.
The company’s rich history in this space started with Ferrari in 1929 and has since spanned a wide variety of global competitions; from F1, to MotoGP, the World Rally Championship, Supercars and Formula E.
Collaboration between scientists and motorsport engineers in the competitive environments of motor racing are the perfect recipe for producing revolutionary engine, transmission, and gear oils. Shell says the learnings can then be taken from the track and applied to the development of Shell Helix motor oils for the everyday motorist.

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