Walkinshaw confirms new number for Courtney

Walkinshaw confirms new number for Courtney
February 9, 2018 | 10:14 am | Author: Steven Wright

Walkinshaw Andretti United has confirmed that Mobil 1 and Boost Mobile will be co-naming-rights partners along with James Courtney debuts a new car number.

Following one of the team’s worst season in Supercars, including firing their team director Adrian Burgess – mid 2017, and bringing on two new co-owners in the team – in Michael Andretti and Zak Brown.

The former factory Holden outfit has Mobil 1 and Boost Mobile have taken on co-naming rights status of the team.

Along with that, the 2010 Supercars champion Courtney’s number change from #22 reflects the 25th anniversary of its partnership with the oil company.

The oil giant first sponsored the outfit in 1994 when long-time driver Peter Brock joined what was then the Holden Racing Team.

Ryan Walkinshaw described the dual naming-rights deal as “fantastic for the team”, with Boost having come on board with Courtney’s Commodore in 2017.

“Having Mobil as an integral partner to our team for a quarter of a century is a testament to the strength and integrity of our relationship,” he said.

“It’s been an amazing journey with Mobil so far. We have enjoyed a great deal of success together, so we are all absolutely delighted that our partnership is continuing in 2018, and they are remaining a co-naming rights partner.

“In a world that has evolved significantly in this time, I am proud that there is a likeminded determination to constantly evolve and reinvent our intrinsic value to each other.

“That to me is a real partnership, and we can’t thank the team at Mobil enough.

“It’s great that they are joining Boost Mobile, a company that we formed an incredibly strong relationship with at the beginning of last year, to create Mobil 1 Boost Mobile Racing.

“Boost Mobile are a fantastic company, who provide a great product and service, but also really connect to the youth market.

“Having such a dynamic partner onboard shows the strength and direction the team is heading.”

Courtney will be the recipient of the first of the team’s two brand-new ZB Commodores, which is scheduled for a shakedown on Tuesday, while Pye will race his upgraded 2017 chassis.