Holden made a major move last year as it dumped long-backed Holden Racing Team and forged ties with Red Bull Racing and Triple Eight to create Red Bull Holden Racing.
So, it was big news when Holden revealed the team’s first livery for the 2017 racing season, and here it is in all its glory.
It’s a major departure from what we’ve seen in the past from HRT, which opted for more reds and whites. This livery remains quite similar to Triple Eight’s outgoing scheme even without factory support from the brand.
“It is great to finally have the cover off the car and be able to show off what is, in my honest opinion, a superb livery,” said Triple Eight boss Roland Dane.
“A lot of work has gone into this, not only with the Red Bull guys and girls in Australia and in Austria but also with Peter Hughes in the GM Holden design team and Simon McNamara.
“It’s been a real collaboration, and I’d personally like to thank everyone involved across Holden, Red Bull and Triple Eight in creating this livery.”
Last year’s V8 Supercars champion, Shane Van Gisbergen, also reflected on the livery and said it’s quite an honor to become a factory Holden driver.
“It’s a big change for the team this year, but a very exciting one,” said van Gisbergen.
“The history of the Holden brand in Australian Touring Cars is pretty awesome, so to be a Holden manufacturer driver is pretty special, for it to tie in with Red Bull and Triple Eight is even better.
“This year’s livery is great, and I think it’s a fresh feel for the team, I can’t wait to see how it looks on track.”