PETRONAS Motorsport Revealed
26 Apr, 2019
Tim Blanchard is set to take on the Perth SuperNight event in a completely different look, as he lines up on the grid in the #77 PETRONAS Motorsport Supercar.
The PETRONAS partnership is a coup for Tim Blanchard Racing as they bring an iconic new brand into Supercars. The high-quality PETRONAS branded engine oils are new to the Australian market and are available through CoolDrive Auto Parts.
The PETRONAS Syntium branding has featured twice on the #21 Team CoolDrive Supercar at the Melbourne 400 event, in 2018 and again at this years’ event. PETRONAS are the technology partner of the 5-time Formula One championship-winning Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Motorsport team, and have valued partnerships in the Dakar Rally and MotoGP.
After seeing Supercars as part of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix event, PETRONAS could see the importance of Supercars in Australian motorsport and were excited to get involved through TBR.
Now for the first time, the showstopping silver, black and aqua Petronas colours completely take over the #77 PETRONAS Syntium Supercar. The colour and number combination will be turning heads, especially for the Formula One & Valtteri Bottas fans.
“PETRONAS obviously have a great passion for motorsport as shown by their involvement with Mercedes in Formula 1. I am thrilled to be partnering with them for their first foray into the Virgin Australia Supercar Series.”
“It was good to be back at the workshop this week, doing the pre-brief with the team and making sure we are set to hit the ground running when we arrive to Perth.”
“I’ll be working with engineer Paul Scalzo who has been an integral part of the BJR crew for a number of years plus we’ve got a good crew working on the PETRONAS Motorsport car. For all involved it has been business as usual and everyone is excited to get the weekend underway.”
“We head across to the event knowing the track has recently been resurfaced, so we’re expecting to see a few differences in some of the kerbs and old bumps that used to be there.”
“It’ll change the way we setup the cars heading into the weekend, and hopefully we’ll be getting around there a little faster than what we used to. I’m excited to go racing again.”
PETRONAS engine oils harness the latest technology to protect engines, boost performance and deliver a trouble-free drive. PETRONAS Syntium with °CoolTech™ technology goes to work deep in the heart of the engine.
Its strong oil chain performs under extreme pressure, allowing it to withstand and dissipate aggressively high temperatures and maintain a strong, stable protective film, even at lower viscosities. Vital components are protected, power output is maximized, and vehicle performance is optimized.
The Pirtek Perth SuperNight event will be seen on FOX Sports and Channel Ten across the 3-4 May weekend. The knockout qualifying system will again be in play, with a 120km race on Friday night and 200km race on Saturday night. Check local guides for times and be sure to tune in!