Holden switches support for 2017 Supercar Championship
Holden Australia has today confirmed its ongoing commitment to the Australian Supercar Championship.
But the big news is the choice of team that Holden have given their support too.
From 2017, the officially backed Holden team will be the Red Bull Holden Racing Team.
The previous Walkinshaw/Holden Racing Team will loose the HRT team name and Holden support after being the main Holden supported team since the early 90’s.
RedBull Racing Australia/Triple Eight, as the team is called currently, has been the dominant team over the past few years, having won the Championship the previous 4 seasons up until Winterbottom won the championship for Ford in 2015.
A look back at just some of the HRT cars over the past few years.
The 1984 HDT Holden Commodore of Peter Brock
Mark Skaife Holden Commodore Sandown 2002
Mark Skaife Holden Commodore Phillip Island 2007
Holden also announced that the new next generation Holden Commodore will appear on the Supercar grid from 2018, confirming that Holden is committed to Australian Motorsport for the next 3 years.
Great news for the Championship and for Holden fans, now if only Ford could look at doing the same thing.
Photos Courtsey RedBull Media Content Pool & Holden Australia