Timken will be on board the Brad Jones Racing Commodore of Nick Percat for the final round of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship - the Coates Hire Newcastle 500. The bright orange design is another eye-catching livery in the rotation of Car #8 designs Supercars fans have seen in 2017.
With over 100 years’ experience, Timken is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in the bearing industry. The Timken company engineers, manufactures and markets bearings, gear drivers, belts, chain and related products, and offers a spectrum of powertrain rebuild and repair services.
With over 14,000 employees over 31 countries, their products help keep many industries in motion, by improving reliability and efficiency of machinery and equipment all around the world.
Nick Percat said “I’ve had fantastic support from Michael and the team at Timken this year. They’ve supported Brad & Kim for a couple of years as well, so it’s awesome to reveal the Timken Supercar for the finale. There’s nothing else like this on track, so the orange Timken Commodore is sure to stand out.”
“All the teams and drivers are really eager to get to Newcastle. The track is going to provide a new challenge for everyone. The track design looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun. It has a combination of low-speed and high-speed corners, including a couple of 90-degree turns and a hairpin, plus a mix of elevation changes.”
“It has plenty of potential to shake up the order a little bit, and with the championship still up for grabs it all comes down to who can get their head, and car around it the quickest. It’s going to be one hell of a finale for the fans!”
Managing Director of Timken Australia Michael Pearson added “Timken is thrilled to be partnering with Nick Percat and Brad Jones Racing for not only the final round of the year, but this exciting new event at Newcastle. We’ve had the design locked in since before Sandown, so its great to finally show it off to the fans.”
“Timken has a proud heritage in motorsport in many categories around the world, in both supplying our world class bearings and as a technical category partner. Our team is looking forward to watching the Timken Commodore have a successful weekend.”
The Timken Commodore will make its on track debut Friday the 24th of November for two, 40-minute practice sessions.
Published: 17 November 2017.