Mobil 1 HSV Racing has unveiled Scott Pye and Warren Luff retro throwback livery for Sandown which dates back 24 years when Peter Brock, Holden Racing Team and Mobil 1 formed a strong partnership.
1994 was the year where the Walkinshaw outfit’s relationship with the oil giant began, which also when Holden legend Peter Brock joined Tom Walkinshaw Racing’s HRT to drive a VP Commodore.
That marked a reunion between Brock and Holden as he rejoined the factory team following his infamous split seven years prior.
In addition to the 1994-inspired livery, Pye and Warren Luff will carry 02 rather than 2 as their number this weekend, a special tribute to Brock’s iconic ’05’.
“To have the blue and white of Mobil 1 on the car is a real privilege,” general manager Mathew Nilsson said.
“It’s something everyone in the team is really excited about, and something we hope all the fans will love.
“When you think about celebrating the history of Walkinshaw Racing for retro round, the blue and white Mobil 1-branded Commodore with Brocky at the wheel is one of the first things that springs to mind.”
Pye’s co-driver, Warren Luff won at Sandown last year with Garth Tander, but in the current season sits two spots ahead of veteran teammate James Courtney in the standings.
“Typically, the enduros has been a great time of year for this team in the past, so it’s really exciting to get stuck in,” Pye said.
“Having Luffy alongside me makes it even more exciting, especially as he defends his win last year, so we will be doing our best to get car 2 on the podium.
“Recently the momentum has been starting to build. It’s now about increasing that over the next three events with Luffy beside me.
“As a driver, is a huge privilege to drive such an iconic car for such an iconic brand this time of year.”
This will be one of two Brock tribute livery, the other being the Reynolds/Youlden Team Erebus Holden which was revealed earlier this week.