Dunlop V8 Supercar series driver Renee Gracie is set to race under new colours with Caltex Australia jumping on board as the new naming rights sponsor for the upcoming season.
The creation of Team Caltex is an extension of the existing partnership between Caltex and Gracie, while also marking the first time the Australian company has taken on a full naming rights sponsorship in the Dunlop Series. The nation’s leading fuel supplier takes over the role from previous major sponsor Fujitsu General Australia.
Caltex’s executive general manager commercial, Bruce Rosengarten, said the iconic Australian fuel brand was proud to extend its commitment to Australian motorsport and support emerging sporting talent.
“This year is a big year for Caltex in the V8 Supercar series – we’re excited to not only support elite drivers, but also the grassroots of V8s in a bigger way through Team Caltex and Renee,” Rosengarten said.
Gracie’s Caltex-branded machine will be unveiled in late February, with the car set to sport race number 98. Round 1 of the seven event Dunlop V8 Supercar Series will take place at the Adelaide Parklands Circuit in early March.
In addition to Caltex’s support of Gracie in the Dunlop Series, the Australian fuel supplier will be backing her as part of the Harvey Norman Supergirls team.
Caltex will have suit and car signage as part of this sponsorship arrangement.