UD Trucks supports V8 Supercar Series team
UD Trucks has a strong history of supporting Australian motorsport dating back to the early 1990’s. In those days, the company supplied the prime movers for the Gibson Motorsport squad and their awesome Nissan GT-Rs. This year, UD Trucks have strengthened the company’s ties with the V8 Supercar paddock, throwing their support behind an expanded four car line up in Australian motorsport’s top two tiers.
The UD Trucks have emblazoned their logo on the rear quarter panels of the four sports cars. will certainly give the brand an inconceivable amount of exposure to a huge audience, both locally and globally.
UD Trucks offered the greenest and cleanest heavy duty truck in Australia to Bundaberg Racing Team and Toll Holden Racing Team in 2011. UD Trucks has also enjoyed its previous motorsport involvement with TeamVodafone in V8 Supercars, the Sandown 500 and the Clipsal 500. It also enjoyed its involvement with Possum Bourne Motorsport in the Australian Rally Championship. UD Trucks is also a proud sponsor of the St Kilda Football Club in the AFL. The St Kilda Football Club was a part of the famed Grand Final tie and subsequent rematch.
Heading the talent line up are Toll Holden Racing Team drivers James Courtney and Garth Tander. They are joined by two new additions to the UD Trucks racing family, Supercheap Auto Racing driver Russell Ingall and the Dunlop Series Coates Hire entry of Nick Percat. All four drivers Russel, Nick, Garth and James from UD Trucks are champions.
The 2011 season was the first year of UD Truck’s involvement with the flagship Holden outfit. Both drivers Tander and Courtney won in the season. Tander teamed with Percat and won the Bathurst 1000. It was a remarkable victory.
Even in this season, the team’s race cars will be hauled nationwide within B-Double trailers led by UD’s GW470 Automated. This is definitely the cleanest heavy duty truck in Australia. The green abilities of the trucks are vital to the team. These are the only heavy duty truck which meets the stringent JPLT 05 emission standard. In addition to the GW470s, the team also has the use of a UD MK6. The UD MK6 is employed as a support vehicle for the team on race weekends. It is also used for running errands from the outfit’s Clayton base in Melbourne between the events.
The GW is Australia’s number one selling Japanese prime mover since past seven years. It is amazing to see it with the top teams in the V8 Supercar Series. UD Trucks aspires that the on track success might translate to increased sales. The UD Trucks want to be the top selling Japanese heavy duty truck over 350HP for an eighth consecutive year.