Prodrive Racing (Australia) has unveiled the inaugural livery of the number 56 MEGA Racing FG X Ford at their headquarters in Melbourne, presenting a striking design of white, black, purple and blue to MEGA Limited staff and customers.
The man representing the brand on-track, Jason Bright, unveiled the car alongside Team Principal Tim Edwards and Enduro Cup co-driver Garry Jacobson, whose new role for 2017 was also announced at the launch.
“The car looks fantastic,” said Bright. “The front of the car looks quite aggressive and should stand out on the track. The colours of the MEGA Fuels logo makes for a great race livery.”
Having trialled one of Prodrive Racing’s FG X Supercars late in 2016, Bright says that the transition to the alternate setup of the Ford shouldn’t prove too much of a challenge.
“The car didn’t do anything surprising but it was quite different to what I’m used to. Having said that I was comfortable in the car quite quickly and that will only improve when it is set up to my specifications.
“How the car behaves will obviously be different again when we go to Sydney Motorsport Park for the test day as well, particularly with the introduction of the new tyre construction so it’ll be a lot to acclimatise to on one day but I’m confident that I’ll be ready to take on Clipsal by the end of it.”
Jacobson, who experienced one of the team’s main-series FG X Fords in a co-driver test session at Queensland Raceway in 2016, is thrilled by the opportunity.
“It’s an honour to be given the opportunity to drive alongside Brighty in the Supercars main series as a co-driver,” said Jacobson. “It’s exciting for me to gain even more experience in these cars and it shows that the team and Tim trust in my ability and trust that I can do the job on the day.”
“It was awesome to meet everyone from MEGA Limited today. As a brand they certainly have a lot to give and I’m proud to associate myself with them as their co-driver this year.”
MEGA Limited National Motorsport Manager Terry Knight is pleased to see the partnership come to life on the car.
“Being a relatively new brand to the retail market, this sponsorship is a key part of what we’re doing as a business so it’s exciting to see it in the flesh,” said Knight . “We just want to see it on the track now.”
Supplying fuels to the wholesale and remote industrial markets, MEGA Limited will move into a new market in 2017.
“We have big plans in place as the new name in the petroleum industry and this sponsorship works well alongside the programs that we have coming on board soon. We supply to remote industries across the country so working with a nationwide sporting code is extremely beneficial for us.
“We can’t wait for the Supercars season to get started and to continue growing our relationship with Prodrive Racing and the sport.”
Jason Bright will debut the MEGA Fuels livery at the team’s test day on February 21.