Red Bull Ampol Racing is excited to reveal both Gen3 Chevrolet Camaros for the 2023 Supercars Championship season, donning a unique test livery designed by renowned motorsport livery designer Peter Hughes, that will make their on-track debut at the team’s test day at Queensland Raceway on February 9.
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 piloting their Gen3 Camaros for the first time in preparation for the opening Supercars round on the streets of Newcastle on 10-12 March.
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 2022 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.
Following test days at Queensland Raceway on February 9 and 14, the team will launch their full season livery prior to the Supercars official test day at Sydney Motorsport Park.
Jamie Whincup, Managing Director, Triple Eight Race Engineering
“I can’t emphasise enough the enormous dedication our Triple Eight Race Engineering team has put into this Gen3 project. For three years our design team led by our Technical Director, Jeromy Moore have delivered Supercars, their partners and the millions of fans around the world an extremely high-quality racing product suited to our Australian conditions.
“More recently our manufacturing and car preparation teams have been working around the clock to make our first official test day this week. This project is no doubt Triple Eight Race Engineering’s biggest achievement. To see two fully built, fully operational Red Bull Ampol Racing Chevrolet Camaros having their first run at Queensland Raceway will be beyond exciting for all of us.
“The Gen3 era is going to be amazing for Supercars and hopefully seeing our cars on track for the first time creates a huge buzz amongst fans, our Team Partners and members.
“I couldn’t be prouder of our team and what they’ve achieved – I look forward to watching Shane and Broc showcase our potential once we hit the track with everyone else.
“I also want to thank our entire partner community for their ongoing support, and especially want to welcome the teams at Local Legends and Quad Lock for entrusting us to represent their brands for the 2023 season.”
Peter Hughes, Livery Designer & Director, Hughes Motorsport Art
“The idea for this unique test livery design came from the team at Triple Eight, so my input was to bring to life that exciting vision.
“With the extra flexibility of a test day one off, we settled on one base colour of satin dark blue with contrasting chrome silver signage and details.
“The temptation was to add more ‘designer’ detail to the livery, but we let the proportions and surfaces of the new Gen 3 Camaro do the talking, creating a dramatic and aggressive feel that really suits the Red Bull Ampol Racing Chevrolet Camaro. The end result is stunning.”