BRT TEAM GOES WILD AT BATHURST WITH PETRONAS
A spectacular PETRONAS livery adorned the Blanchard Racing Team wildcard entry at the Bathurst 1000
Following the Racer Industries theme that the Blanchard Racing Team (BRT) debuted at the Sandown 500, the PETRONAS livery for the BRT wildcard entry of Aaron Love and Jake Kostecki at the Bathurst 1000 drew inspiration from the similar colour scheme employed by the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team.
The PETRONAS brand’s involvement in Supercars in Australia dates back to 2019 when team Co-Principal Tim Blanchard introduced the look as a wildcard entry in Western Australia, and later in Super2 competition.
Over the past five years, the Blanchard family-owned CoolDrive Auto Parts has partnered with PETRONAS Lubricants International (Australia) to supply the leading brand’s products to mechanical workshops throughout Australia.
The PETRONAS Syntium range leverages 20 years of experience earned in Formula One, culminating in the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team claiming a remarkable eight World Constructors’ Championships and seven driver’s championships since 2014.
Through the technical partnership with the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team, PETRONAS Lubricants delivers cutting edge Fluid Technology Solutions that powers the team in all races. With a proven track record for technical excellence and innovation in advanced lubricants technology, PETRONAS Lubricants leverages its track to road learnings and experience for the benefit of the everyday road users.
The full PETRONAS Lubricants range encompasses a diverse offering of high-performance engine oils, greases and transmission fluids suitable for most vehicles in a variety of sizes.
A key feature of PETRONAS Syntium is its ability to control the heat, protect critical engine parts, reduce wear and maintain optimal performance, allowing for cars to convert the maximum amount of fuel energy into power for efficient and cleaner motoring.
“For BRT, having PETRONAS on the grid at the Bathurst 1000 was an exciting prospect,” Tim Blanchard said.
“It truly validates our Super2 program – not only have we been able to develop Aaron and prove his skills by participating in the main game for this wildcard campaign, our PETRONAS partnership also steps up to the next level.
“PETRONAS has an incredible legacy in motorsport, and without a doubt, the livery was a standout on Mount Panorama.”
For PETRONAS Lubricants, the opportunity to be represented in Australia’s premier motor race by two up-and-coming stars was a significant opportunity.
“Bathurst is an incredible platform for PETRONAS Lubricants International (Australia) to showcase our unwavering association with motorsports and is a testament to our commitment to our long-standing partner CoolDrive Auto Parts,” PETRONAS Lubricants International Australia Chief Executive Officer, Amarpreet Singh Ahuja, said.
The car also once again carried support from myCOOLMAN.
Further information on the Blanchard Racing Team can be found at www.cooldriveracing.com.au