Supercar fans will be seeing double this weekend at the CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown event as Nick Percat will be lining up in the same Freightliner and Alliance Truck Parts livery as team-mate Tim Slade.
Nick ran a black and yellow Freightliner livery at last years’ Winton event, different to Tim’s 2017 white, silver and fluorescent red scheme. This year, the two Freightliner liveries will be exactly the same, and Nick will have additional support from valued partners Mongrel Boots and AHG.
Nick said “It’s awesome to have the continued support of Freightliner & Alliance Trucks Parts and be running the same colors as Sladey. Darwin has been a good hunting ground for Freightliner Racing and BJR in previous years. I achieved my first podium result with the team here last year, Tim was on the podium in 2016 and Fabian was on the podium the two years before that. It’s a streak we’d certainly like to continue.”
“The team were so ecstatic with the podium result we achieved here in the top end last year, it was one of my most memorable Supercar moments.”
“Tim and I finished the 2017 Hidden Valley weekend with one of our best points hauls of the season, so we know we have the potential to get the results we’re after. Going into this year with the new ZB Commodore, we’re still learning about it; we can’t be too confident yet, but we’re hopeful.”
“At this point in the championship we’re sitting much better than we were last year. I’ve got almost double the points and am sitting in 12th in the championship, rather than 20th where I was this time in 2017. Whilst we haven’t had our second test day like many other teams, we’re chipping away and finishing races in reasonable positions. The consistency is paying off.”
The two Freightliner Racing Commodores will be on track at the Hidden Valley circuit for their first practice session today at noon.
Published: 15 June 2018.