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Hino backing for Team 18 at Newcastle

Hino to sponsor Team 18’s Scott Pye at Newcastle.

09 February 2023

Scott Pye’s Team 18 #20 Chevrolet Camaro will carry the colours of Hino at the opening round of the 2023 Repco Supercars Championship at the Thrifty Newcastle 500.

Hino Australia’s naming-rights sponsorship for the #20 entry is an extension of its long-standing partnership with Team 18.

“We at Team 18 are so proud to reveal the colours of our first Gen-3 Chevrolet Camaro ahead of the 2023 season launch in Newcastle,” said team owner Charlie Schwerkolt.

“It’s an exciting time as we are not only racing brand new cars, but racing two new cars that we have built in house – it’s a testament to the entire staff at Team 18 for their hard work and efforts to get set for the new chapter of Supercars kicking off next month.

“It’s a great honour to welcome Hino as title partner on our first Gen-3 livery as well as welcoming all our new and existing partners to the team this year. We can’t wait to see Scott hit the track in his Camaro for the first time at Newcastle.”

Pye’s new Camaro hits the track for its first shakedown at Winton Motor Raceway on Thursday 16 February.

“The Hino Camaro looks fantastic and I’m super excited to get behind the wheel – hopefully it’s covered in champagne pretty early in the year!” said Pye.

“Being in the workshop to see the car build has been really inspiring, and I’m confident we’ll arrive for testing in a really good position and be ready to rumble by Round 1 at Newcastle.

“My pre-season has been massive – I only took one week off in New Zealand, I was pretty frustrated after Adelaide last year and I turned that frustration quickly into a positive by getting back into training early.

“The bumpy nature of the Newcastle track and its kerbs puts even more emphasis on our testing program to ensure that we’re putting the car through its paces and finding any issues that arise before we get there so we can capitalise on what will be a really tough event.”