Australasia’s premiere racing series has a new partner, with Repco announcing a five-year deal to bring fans the Repco Supercars Championship from 2021, an announcement which strengthens the partnership between Supercars and Repco and reconfirms Repco’s commitment to motorsport across Australia and New Zealand.
Motorsport is part of Repco’s DNA. In the 1940s, legendary Repco engineer Charlie Dean brought the world the Maybach Special, which raced from 1947 to 1960. Repco then famously partnered with Sir Jack Brabham, Denny Hulme and the Brabham racing team to win the formula one world championships in 1966 and 1967. More recently Repco has supported DJR Team Penske, and celebrated Scott McLaughlin’s Supercars Championship winning Shell V-Power Mustang in both 2018 and 2019. Just last month Repco announced its support of the Repco Bathurst 1000 from 2021.
For Repco, supporting the Supercars Championship reclaims its legacy. “We are so excited to announce this partnership with Supercars,” said Wayne Bryant, Executive General Manager Repco Australia. “We have a rich history with the sport, and together with the Repco Bathurst 1000, this is our most exhilarating step yet. We can’t wait to work even more closely with Supercars, and with the teams, the drivers, and support crews. The Supercars family have shown in recent times how well they have all pulled together for the betterment of the sport and to provide race fans with a superior level of sports entertainment. We are really proud to be given the opportunity to become part of that family and work with them to bring the series to the fans that share our enduring passion.”
Repco has been an important part of the Australasian automotive landscape since 1922. In addition to its Formula One partnership with Sir Jack Brabham, in the 1970’s Repco developed and built the F5000 engine for Formula 5000 racing, which won races in the Australian Grand Prix, the New Zealand Grand Prix, the Australian Driver’s Championship, and the Australian Sports Car Championship.
“We have been building towards this moment for the last three years,” noted Jamie Walton, Repco’s Executive General Manager of Merchandise and Strategic Marketing ANZ. “It’s an honour to become the naming rights sponsor for the Supercars series for the next five years, and to have the opportunity to support Australasia’s premiere racing series. One of the first things we want to do is engage directly with the fans and hear their thoughts on how we can take the Supercars Championship to a whole new level.”
“We are delighted to have a name that has been associated with Australian motorsport since the 1940s as our naming rights partner for the next five years,” added Supercars CEO, Sean Seamer “Repco has invested considerably in our sport and to carry their name as naming rights partner into 233 million homes across more than 90 countries is great news for both parties. Repco is an iconic international motorsport brand with a proud history, and we are thrilled to extend our partnership with them.”