Repco Revs up with the Repco Supercars Championship
Wednesday 10 September, 2020
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.
Today’s announcement 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 1960’s Repco famously partnered with Sir Jack Brabham, leading to three Formula 1 Grand Prix wins in the BT19, powered by a Repco Brabham engine. In 2019, Repco supported Scott Mclaughlin’s Supercars Championship winning Shell V-Power Mustang and in August Repco announced its support of the Repco Bathurst 1000 from 2021.
For Repco, the series naming rights allows it to live up to its legacy. “We are really excited to be announcing this partnership with Supercars.” Said Wayne Bryant, EGM Repco (AU) / OR Jonathon Maddren (NZ). “We have a rich history with the sport, and together with the Repco Bathurst 1000, this is the most exhilarating step yet. But this also gives us an opportunity to give back to the fans that have supported us all these years.”
Repco has been an important part of the Australasian automotive landscape since 1922. In addition to its 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. Today, Repco has a network of 400 automotive parts and accessories branches across Australia and New Zealand, and continues to support people who love cars the most – the mechanics who keep Australia and New Zealand running, and the auto enthusiasts who just love spending time with their cars.
“We have been building towards this moment for the last three years.” Notes Jamie Walton, Repco’s Executive General Manager of Merchandise and Strategic Marketing ANZ. “It’s an honour to become naming rights sponsors for the Supercars series for the next five years, and to have the opportunity to support Australasia’s premiere racing series.”
Supercars CEO, Sean Seamer added, “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. “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.”
The Repco Supercars Championship will launch in 2021.