Red Bull Ampol Racing unveils Indigenous livery

Red Bull Ampol Racing have revealed their Indigenous livery, designed by Brock Compton, for the upcoming Darwin Triple Crown.

Compton, a proud Warumungu man and 17-year-old student of Brisbane’s Ambrose Treacy College’s Clontarf Academy, created the artwork named ‘The Spirit of the Driver’ to describe the life of a Red Bull Ampol Racing driver.

The artwork symbolises the driver’s journey into the competitive sport of Supercars, their challenges and difficulties faced throughout their journey, and their achievements and supporters.

Compton said having the team reveal the cars to them was really special and he was really proud of how they turned out.

“The design is represented nicely on the car and the team have done an amazing job applying the decals to the cars. I’m really proud to see it represented this way.

“Meeting Broc and Shane for the first time was really cool. They were both easy-going to talk to and really chilled people. They just wanted to talk about regular life things with me which was really appreciative.”

Jenny O’Regan, Chief Brand Officer at Ampol Australia, said it is truly special to once again see their partnerships with Clontarf and Red Bull Ampol Racing connect in the form of this beautiful Indigenous livery ahead of the upcoming Darwin Triple Crown.

“Our relationship with Clontarf is longstanding and plays a crucial role in Ampol driving positive change in the communities in which we operate. I am pleased that Clontarf will be represented across the entire weekend with the presence of livery designer Brock Compton and his peers from Brisbane’s Ambrose Treacy College Academy.”

The Clontarf Foundation has been a longstanding community partner of the team’s co-naming right’s partner, Ampol, and operates to improve the education, life skills, self-esteem, and employment prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men through academies in schools across Australia.

Broc Feeney and Shane van Gisbergen are the two drivers competing in the Darwin Triple Crown and will also be auctioning off their race suits from the event, with all proceeds being donated to Clontarf.

Van Gisbergen said it’s a great thing what Ampol and the Clontarf Foundation do for these young kids and then to give them the opportunity to design a livery is a pretty incredible thing.

“To hear from the students about the story of the artwork, really helped me to get a better understanding of their story – there was a lot more behind it than I initially thought. Learning what all the elements represent was really cool to get a full understanding of what it all means as a whole. There is a lot more to the story than it looks like, but once you understand it, it’s pretty cool.”

Feeney said he loves the artwork on the car and that it has all come together well.

“I just remember last year how special it was showing the kids through the design on the car. You remind yourself how cool it is for those guys to come in and experience what’s normal for us. I’m looking forward to having them join us up in Darwin for the race weekend.”

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