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Hino backing for Pye in Melbourne

New colours for Team 18’s Scott Pye at Albert Park.

06 April 2022

Team 18 has revealed Hino as the naming-rights sponsor for Scott Pye’s #20 Holden ZB Commodore for the Beaurepaires Melbourne 400 support races at the 2022 Australian F1 Grand Prix.

“The F1 Grand Prix is one of the biggest sporting events in Australia, and we are excited to showcase the Hino brand on this stage!” said Richard Emery, vice president of brand and franchise development for Hino Australia.

“This opportunity further expands our relationship with Team 18, which is currently in its sixth year.

“It is an extension of Hino Australia’s major sponsorship of the Repco Supercars Championship, a relationship which will continue until at least 2024.”

Pye sits in 17th in the 2022 Supercars standings after five races, returning to Albert Park where he scored his only win in 2018.

“We are very fortunate at Team 18 to have such iconic brands as sponsors, and, as a driver, to represent these brands is fantastic,” said Pye.

“To have Hino on the #20 car for the Australian Grand Prix is a very special feeling and hopefully we’re racing at the pointy end so we can get a great result for Hino.

“To race on the F1 calendar is something that’s very special to all of us drivers and the circuit itself is unbelievable.

“This year I’m really excited to head back and see what it’s like with the upgrades they’ve made.”