Australia’s top tier of Motorsport, the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship is gearing up for season 2017. The runway from here to the first round in Adelaide (2-5th March) will be filled with livery reveals and new driver lineups along with a healthy dose of rule and race format changes to keep things interesting.
This morning the Red Bull Holden Racing Team unveiled the new livery for their 2017 car. While Red Bull’s cars are always big news, this year holds special significance given Holden’s decision to put their money behind the leading team.
Hosted by Supercars commentator Greg Rust, The new livery unveil was streamed live on Facebook and picks up the matte finish we’re familiar with from Red Bull Racing’s Formula 1 cars, driven by Aussie Daniel Ricciardo. The livery designers have preserved much of what we seen on the car last year, with the addition of a large Holden logo on the rear quarter panels.
Last year’s championship winner confirmed he’ll not take the available number 1 on the car, instead staying with his iconic #97 on the car. The unveil also gave fans their first look at the new driver racing suits which feature a lot more Holden red than previous years as well as a large Holden logo on the right leg. Basically its time to upgrade all your Red Bull merch.
Check out the unveil video below with plenty of lights and smoke for effects.
Here’s a shot of the rear minus all the smoke which clearly shows off the stealthyness of the non-reflective livery.