Team 18 has revealed a special Indigenous-themed livery for Mark Winterbottom’s #18 entry, which will race at the next two events of the 2022 Repco Supercars Championship in Darwin and Townsville.
The Darwin round marks the first ever official Supercars Indigenous round, with all teams set to race with an Indigenous-themed livery, though Team 18 will also use its livery at the Townsville 500 in July.
The livery was designed by proud Kalkadoon artist Chern’ee Sutton in collaboration with IRWIN Tools and Bunnings Warehouse.
The large community symbol in the centre of the painting represents the first Indigenous round of the Supercars, with the centre of the community symbol in the shape of a Supercars wheel. The U symbols and people around the community symbol represent the many men, women and children who will attend next week’s event.
“I love the look of the car and it’s a special time of year where we get to celebrate our strong Indigenous culture in Australia which is fantastic for Supercars to be a part of,” said Winterbottom.
“We’ve had a lot of detail put in this car, it looks fantastic and the story behind the artwork on the car is really cool as well, I’m honoured to represent it and hopefully I represent it well and put this car up the front!
“It was great to meet Chern’ee Sutton, she’s a very talented artist and to see the time and effort that is put in to the artwork that she does and the amount of hours they spend is incredible.
“It was amazing to hear her story, she’s been involved with Bunnings previously and even the Commonwealth Games, NRL All Stars, the Essendon footy club and now a Supercar.
“I love the story behind the livery and I love the fact you’ve got to delve in and look at the detail as there is a story behind every little part of it, from the footprints with all the teams getting to the track, the event itself and how people will come from all over the country to be there, wherever you look there is a story behind every little piece on this car.”