After incredible praise from Supercars fans, HSV Racing has decided it will retain the 1994 HRT-inspired livery which it ran at the Sandown 500 retro round.
The retro-inspired design is based on the Mobil 1 livery which adorned Peter Brock’s 1994 Holden Racing Team VP Commodore, the car that brought HRT its first Australian Touring Car Championship round win at Eastern Creek.
Scott Pye and Warren Luff helped revive the livery, with their car showing it off proudly at the recent Sandown 500.
Mathew Nilsson, general manager of motorsport at HSV Racing, says the entire team was thrilled with the reception from the fans.
“Anytime you run a Peter Brock inspired car, it’s going to generate a lot of emotion and interest, but the positivity of this livery was incredible,” Nilsson says.
“From the social media comments, to people coming up telling us how much they loved it at the track, it’s great to see people so happy about it.”
Even though the car suffered throttle issues – and therefore a lot of pit time – which left it near the bottom of the results, the team is excited to be able to bring the popular livery to Australia’s most iconic track.
Nilsson added that the livery is staying not only due to the reaction from fans, but also the long partnership the team has shared with Mobil.
“The car looks fantastic standing still and on the track, and it’s something most can relate to, so keeping it on the car was an easy decision in the end. It’s also great to continue to celebrate the 24-year partnership we’ve had with Mobil.”