Boost Mobile are back on board the #8 Commodore of Nick Percat and Macauley Jones for the final round of the Pirtek Endurance Cup, the Gold Coast 600.
The same metallic silver and chrome orange look will feature again at the sunshine state event, in the first time that we’ve seen a repeat in the #8 livery series this year.
Nick Percat said “It’s great to have Boost Mobile back on board for the Gold Coast 600 event. It was a clever idea to have the two similar liveries at Bathurst, as it kept the Supercars fans on their toes as they’d do a double take to see if it was #8 or #22. Luckily that didn’t happen with our pit stop crews!”
“The Boost Mobile team spent a lot of the weekend with us at Bathurst, and it was great that they enjoyed their time with us so much that they wanted to join us for another round. The Gold Coast 600 is such a fun event, the fans have so much to-do with on and off-track entertainment. I’m sure plenty of fans will be keeping connected with all the event happenings through Boost Mobile.”
“It was a tough day at Bathurst, getting so close to the finish. Macauley did a great job, the team made good strategy calls and the car was pretty speedy in the wet conditions. It was unfortunate the steering went after getting knocked around towards the end of the race. Getting a surfboard at the Gold Coast 600 would be an awesome way for Macauley and I to finish our Pirtek Endurance Cup campaign.”
General Manager of Boost Australia Jason Haynes added "Boost Mobile is proud to be supporting Nick, Macauley and BJR at the GC600. Coming off the back of Bathurst 1000 which like every year saw amazing racing, incredible content and stories emerge throughout the day, seeing the effort from the team and the coverage we received was very positive.”
“While the results did not go their way in the end; to be leading the Bathurst 1000 with less than 20 laps remaining was a testament to their dedication and teams never give up attitude. It is a little unorthodox again having two teams using the Boost Mobile livery's, although in the end we love supporting the sport and feel that for us, for now it’s the best option to build the boost brand and engage with the fan base.”
“We are looking to continue our support within Supercars next season and have been working on which will be our permanent team longer term. Until then it was nice to be able to continue to support Brad and the team at BJR".
After coming so heartbreakingly close to the finish line at Bathurst, the team are eager to redeem themselves on Surfers Paradise street circuit.
Nick’s best result so far on the GC came in 2015 with a 6th place, and Macauley scoring 11th on his debut at the street circuit, also in 2015. Nick and Macauley have also raced in the Australian Formula Ford Championship events here. The first practice session gets underway on Friday.
Published: 17 October 2017.