Red Bull Ampol Racing has revealed its stunning 2023 Supercars Championship livery, that will feature on the team’s two Gen3 Chevrolet Camaros, designed by renowned motorsport livery designer Peter Hughes.
The team will charge into the season with an unchanged driver lineup, with three-time Supercars Champion Shane van Gisbergen and 2022 Adelaide 500 winner Broc Feeney. Both drivers’ first running of their new Gen3 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1’s was held at Queensland Raceway on February 14, with both cars clocking up a combined 650 kilometers of on-track testing in an eye catching test livery.
With their ongoing support from naming-rights partners Red Bull and Ampol, the team will continue to enjoy support from major team partners; ACDelco, Ampol Amplify Premium Fuels, Chevrolet Racing, HP, Harvey Norman, New Holland, National Storage, Supercheap Auto, ToolPro and Wurth.
In addition, the team is extremely excited to welcome two new partners for the 2023 season: Quad Lock and Local Legends.
The team will also enter 2023 with an unchanged race engineering line up, with Andrew Edwards working alongside van Gisbergen in the #97 Camaro, and Martin Short continuing as Feeney’s race engineer in the #88 Camaro. Both engineers will continue to work under the guidance of the team’s Technical Director, Jeromy Moore, and Team Manager, Mark Dutton.
Red Bull Ampol Racing’s upcoming test days are earmarked for February 22 at Sydney Motorsport Park, and 27-28 February at Queensland Raceway. Round 1 of the 2023 Supercars Championship begins on the streets of Newcastle on 10-12 March.
Shane van Gisbergen, Driver #97 Chevrolet Camaro, Red Bull Ampol Racing
“I think the new cars look cool, especially the shape of it. The colours on the car are quite a big change for us this year as the last few years have been quite similar. The blue and red, mixed together with the white roof looks tough.
“The design and engineering team at Triple Eight have done a huge amount of work for the category along with a couple of other teams, but our mechanics have also done some crazy hours the last couple of months. The whole team has done a great job to get these cars ready the last couple of years. When we rolled out at our first test day, the cars ran faultlessly, so that was awesome and a testament to their work.
“(Andrew Edwards) was an awesome addition to our team last year – he’s really committed, and we get along well. He’s taught me a lot and pushed me to be better, and I’d love to keep improving on that relationship and get better and better.
“It’s great to have our naming rights partners in Ampol and Red Bull on board for another season, as well as having the likes of Local Legends and Quad Lock join the team this year – it’s great to have their support.”
Broc Feeney, Driver #88 Chevrolet Camaro, Red Bull Ampol Racing
“It’s pretty cool to see my first brand new Gen3 supercar. The cars look awesome this year. I think we needed that big refresher, and the livery looks awesome as well. I’m just really looking forward to getting on track now.
“Both of our cars ran so smoothly at our shakedown at Queensland Raceway. The team has put so much effort in and I can’t emphasise that enough. They had a short summer break and have basically been in the workshop day and night ever since. For the cars to run so smoothly was awesome.
“I’m so excited to get to Newcastle – what a place to host the first Gen3 race. It’s one of the toughest tracks on the Supercars calendar. I raced in the Toyota 86 category there back in 2018, so it’s been quite a few years since I’ve been there. I feel like for every driver out there it’s going to be a big challenge rocking up to such a gnarly track in these brand-new cars, so it’s going to be an exciting weekend. The two 250-kilometre races are going to be hard work, but we’re looking forward to putting these cars to the test.”
Jamie Whincup, Team Principal, Red Bull Ampol Racing
“It’s a massively exciting era for the sport. We’ve been working on this Gen3 project for three years now. As soon as Covid hit the world, Triple Eight realised this was the time to develop a new product and we need it as quick as possible. We started the journey then, and here we are now.
“I couldn’t be prouder of the people at Triple Eight. Everyone watching at home will see two cars on track, but the hours, dedication, blood, sweat and tears that have gone into getting those cars on track and giving the drivers the opportunity to showcase that work, it’s without doubt Triple Eights biggest achievement – second to none. It’s something we’re so proud of and will be a part of our legacy.
“The cars look great. I might be biased, but I think it’s the best-looking livery we’ve had. I think if you’re not excited to see that first in Newcastle, then potentially motorsport isn’t for you. Every team has had a big reset, and no one knows what’s going to happen around a crazy little street track. Debuting new cars with less aerodynamics, bigger horsepower, and lighter weight – there’s so many unknows and that’s what sport’s all about.”