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IT FLOWS THROUGH OUR VEINS

by Michael Teychenne
on 04 July, 2018

Nissan Motorsport has today unveiled a striking new bonnet design on Rick Kelly’s Castrol Racing Altima ahead of weekend’s Townsville 400. The transparent-look highlights the VK56 engine at the heart of Kelly’s Supercar and also reiterates the joint passion shared by both Castrol and Nissan Motorsport.

“The Castrol livery already looked amazing, so it’s a case of less is more,” said Kelly. “The engine is the heart of the race car, so it’s great to be able to feature it with this design.”

Castrol has been an on-going partner of Kelly Racing/Nissan Motorsport since the team’s inception in 2009. The automotive and industrial lubricant giant currently provides support across the team’s numerous departments, including supplying a variety of off-the-shelf products developed with the team to meet the high demands of Supercars competition

“Castrol has supported us and helped innovate technologies for our specific needs, whether that be for bikes, boats, trucks or the race cars. Castrol have been able to develop off-the-shelf products capable of producing race winning performances in my Nissan.”

Kelly’s Castrol Racing Nissan has been a fan favourite in 2018. Not only has the Altima been voted Best Livery this year, but the design has also proven extremely fast – as Kelly has claimed a number of podiums, including victory at the Winton SuperSprint.

“Castrol has been with us since the beginning of Kelly Racing in 2009, so it was really rewarding to represent them when we took victory at Winton. I’ve been relying on Castrol since my early days, so I still get excited when I see them on my car.”

The new design will be supported with a video series titled: It Flows Through Our Veins. The content explores the many Castrol applications within the team for both work and play.

“We’ve been very busy going up to Mildura and all over the race team to give everyone an insight into how much we rely on Castrol every day. It Flows Through Our Veins brings to life the magnitude of the partnership with Castrol. For me in particular, this goes back to using their products on my very first race car.”

The #15 Castrol Racing entry will hit the track for first practice in Townsville on Friday.

 

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