Red Bull Ampol Racing are excited to reveal their 2022 Supercars Championship race livery that will be piloted by 2021 Supercars Champion Shane van Gisbergen, and 2021 Super2 Champion Broc Feeney.
The team have also revealed that Feeney will race with the number #88 on his Commodore ZB, the same number used by his predecessor, seven-time Supercars Champion and new Triple Eight Race Engineering Managing Director, Jamie Whincup.
Embarking on his rookie year in the Supercars Championship, Feeney says it’s surreal to see his name and new race number on his car as he prepares for the 2022 season.
“The first time I saw the car in the workshop with 88 and ‘Feeney’ on it was pretty surreal. It was sitting in the bay that JDub’s [Jamie Whincup] car usually is, but to see my name on it and all the partners that Red Bull Ampol Racing represent is pretty cool,” Feeney said.
“I knew six months ago that the deal was done, but to finally see my name on the side of the car, and to know we’re only a few weeks away from racing is so exciting.
“It’s pretty busy at the moment juggling all of our pre-season responsibilities, and it’s all very new to me. I’m dealing with a lot of stuff that I normally wouldn’t be, namely media and partner commitments, but my biggest focus is my training so I’m best prepared for when we hit the track in Sydney.”
With their ongoing support from naming-rights partners Red Bull and Ampol, the team will continue to enjoy support from team partners; ACDelco, Ampol Amplify, Daimler Trucks, HP, Harvey Norman, National Storage, Supercheap Auto, ToolPro and TW Steel, with the introduction of New Holland and Wurth to the team for the 2022 season.
Triple Eight Managing Director and Red Bull Ampol Racing’s Team Principal Jamie Whincup said he was thrilled to see Broc take over the reins of the #88 Commodore, and thanks the team’s entire partner base for their continued support.
“I’m thrilled to finally see Broc’s name alongside #88 on this year’s car, and I’m excited to see him begin his journey with Red Bull Ampol Racing,” he said.
“We’re not here to make up the numbers this year, that’s for sure. We have two reigning champions in the seats of our cars, and we once again occupy the first two garages of pit lane, so it’s up to us to work hard as a team and ensure our drivers dig deep and achieve the best results possible in 2022.
“I also want to thank our entire partner community for their ongoing support, and especially want to welcome the teams at New Holland and Wurth for entrusting us to represent their brands to the best of our ability.”
The team will also enter 2022 with an entirely new race engineering line up, with Andrew Edwards taking the reins of van Gisbergen in the #97 Commodore, and Martin Short continuing as Feeney’s race engineer from their successful Super2 campaign to support his rookie season in Supercars. Both engineers will continue to work under the guidance of the team’s Technical Director, Jeromy Moore, and Team Manager, Mark Dutton.
Speaking on the team changes, current Supercars Champion Shane van Gisbergen is excited to have new faces within the team heading into round one.
“The team obviously has a new look this year, not only with Broc as our new driver, but we both have new race engineers stepping up which will bring a new dynamic,” he said.
“I’m excited to work with Andrew [Edwards] this year. He’s no doubt a talented race engineer who’s been on my radar, so I think once we get stuck into the first few rounds, we can strengthen our relationship and hopefully get the results we’ll work hard for.”
The new Red Bull Ampol Racing livery will make its racing debut next month as Supercars descend on Sydney Motorsport Park for the opening race of the 2022 Supercars Championship, March 4 – 6.