Prodrive Racing (Australia) and Supercheap Auto Racing have unveiled Chaz Mostert’s 2017 livery in spectacular fashion ahead of the new season, enlisting the help of former SCAR driver and motorsport legend, Russell Ingall.
Released in a style reminiscent of ‘The A-Team’, Mostert and a crew of troops rescue Ingall from a factory where his new FG X Ford sits covered, waiting to be revealed.
“I had an absolute ball filming the reveal for our new livery with the Supercheap Auto crew,” said Chaz Mostert.
“We want to come out firing at the first event like we’ve just broken out of jail and that’s pretty much what the video was about so it fits with our mission for this season perfectly.
“Supercheap Auto doesn’t do things by halves and our season is going to be exactly the same. I’m super pumped to have them on board again. They’re a fantastic team to work with and to have the continued support of some of our other sponsors is great as well. We can’t do this without them.”
With more red and yellow to feature on the car, the naming rights sponsor sits proudly alongside a number of the team’s long-term partners including Castrol, TSW Alloy Wheels and a host of supportive Supercheap Auto trade partners.
One of the most notable changes sees the number 55’s wheels switch from a black finish to chrome with the team taking on board the feedback of many fans from last season.
“I think it looks mean as. The wheels are a big change but the overall look of the car is awesome. At the end of the day though it doesn’t matter so much how the car looks but how it performs on track and I’m confident that the work the team’s done over the break will put us right up amongst the action again in 2017.”
A formidable pairing will be reunited in 2017 with Mostert’s Bathurst-winning engineer, Adam De Borre, returning to the Prodrive Racing camp after a year with fellow Ford team, DJR Team Penske.
In a partnership consisting of a Bathurst win, eight race wins, 10 pole positions and 24 podiums, the pair will once again be a force to be reckoned with.
“Obviously race wins are our main target this season and I definitely think it’s achievable, particularly having Adam (De Borre) back on board. I’m really excited to be working with him again this year. We have a great track record and I hope that it will improve again this year.
There are a few things to tackle including the new tyre structure. It’s going to make it anyone’s game at the start of the year but as we go on it will all be about who can get on top of the differences first.”
Mostert will take to the track in the new livery on the team’s test day on the 22nd of February at Sydney Motorsport Park.