Monster Energy announced this morning that they will make a long awaited return to the V8 Supercars Championship, via a strategic alliance with James Courtney and the Holden Racing Team.
The Holden Racing Team have subsequently unveiled a darker, more aggressive livery for the start of 2015 across both factory cars, in line with the new partnership with Monster Energy, which is sure to spark some attention.
Following a 12-month hiatus from V8 Supercars, Monster Energy believed the timing was right and the Holden Racing Team the perfect fit for a partnership set to shake up the series.
“I think the Monster brand is a great fit for not only me, but for V8 Supercars. It’s fast, aggressive, exciting and brings a lot of colour” – James Courtney, 2010 V8 Supercars Champion.
“After all the work we’ve put in last year and over the previous years I’m definitely ready to win this thing. Its been killing me seeing the other guy up there winning so much. So for us to take it down would be pretty special. We’ve done it before, he’s not unbeatable, we’ll do it again,” stated Courtney.
Having made an incredible resurgence back to race winning form throughout 2014, the revamped Holden Racing Team will no doubt be a serious threat for 2015. Managing Director Adrian Burgess, welcomes the Monster Energy claw and ethos back to the V8 Supercars paddock.
“Our team has been working tirelessly in the off-season to continue improving on our results to give all our fans and partners something to celebrate,” said Burgess.
“Our focus is not only to win more races, but the championship for 2015. We are so proud to be partnering with an incredible global brand like Monster Energy.”
“Their belief in us is testament to our team’s commitment to winning and their involvement will help bring another dimension to our own brand, that we are incredibly excited about sharing with our fans,” Burgess added.
Monster Energy and the Holden Racing Team will hit the track for the first time in the 2015 V8 Supercars Championship on February 7, at the series’ official test weekend at the Sydney Motorsports Park, NSW.
The V8 Supercars will then officially kick off at the Championship opener in Adelaide – the Clipsal 500; where Courtney won the final race on Sunday in 2014.
“Going back to Clipsal this year as the reigning champion, definitely gives you a little bit more confidence when you roll in there. I love street races, so can’t wait to get out there and get the street fight on,” Courtney stated.
TO WATCH THE FULL ‘HRT UNLEASHED’ CLICK: http://youtu.be/IrnuSMUGOCk