Triple Eight Race Engineering has unveiled the livery Shane van Gisbergen and Broc Feeney will carry in the 2022 Repco Supercars Championship.
Feeney will race with the number #88 on his ZB Commodore, the same number used by his predecessor, seven-time Supercars champion and new Triple Eight Race Engineering managing director, Jamie Whincup.
“The first time I saw the car in the workshop with 88 and ‘Feeney’ on it was pretty surreal,” said Feeney.
“It was sitting in the bay that JDub’s [Jamie Whincup] car usually is, but to see my name on it and all the partners that Red Bull Ampol Racing represent is pretty cool.
“I knew six months ago that the deal was done, but to finally see my name on the side of the car, and to know we’re only a few weeks away from racing is so exciting.
“It’s pretty busy at the moment juggling all of our pre-season responsibilities, and it’s all very new to me. I’m dealing with a lot of stuff that I normally wouldn’t be, namely media and partner commitments, but my biggest focus is my training so I’m best prepared for when we hit the track in Sydney.”
Whincup gave his blessing for Feeney to take over the reins of the #88 Commodore.
“I’m thrilled to finally see Broc’s name alongside #88 on this year’s car, and I’m excited to see him begin his journey with Red Bull Ampol Racing,” he said.
“We’re not here to make up the numbers this year, that’s for sure. We have two reigning champions in the seats of our cars, and we once again occupy the first two garages of pit lane, so it’s up to us to work hard as a team and ensure our drivers dig deep and achieve the best results possible in 2022.
“I also want to thank our entire partner community for their ongoing support, and especially want to welcome the teams at New Holland and Wurth for entrusting us to represent their brands to the best of our ability.”
The team enters 2022 with an entirely new race engineering line up with Andrew Edwards working with Gisbergen on the #97 Commodore and Martin Short continuing as Feeney’s race engineer from their successful Dunlop Super2 Series campaign. Both engineers will continue to work under the guidance of the team’s technical director Jeromy Moore and team manager Mark Dutton.
“The team obviously has a new look this year, not only with Broc as our new driver, but we both have new race engineers stepping up which will bring a new dynamic,” said reigning champion van Gisbergen.
“I’m excited to work with Andrew [Edwards] this year. He’s no doubt a talented race engineer who’s been on my radar, so I think once we get stuck into the first few rounds, we can strengthen our relationship and hopefully get the results we’ll work hard for.”