PIRTEK AND PENSKE – PARTNERS ON TRACK AND IN BUSINESSBen Nightingale
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA – [OCTOBER 10, 2018] – Pirtek Fluid Systems have agreed to an extension with Shell V-Power Racing Team, taking up the option to continue their existing partnership.
Pirtek is Australia’s leading hydraulic and industrial hose supplier and has been a partner of the team since its inception as DJR Team Penske in 2015.
Stephen Dutton, CEO of Pirtek Fluid Systems said that the business was very excited about taking up the option to continue the sponsorship agreement through 2020.
“As we celebrate 20 years since Pirtek’s first Bathurst win as a sponsor, it seems an opportune time to continue our involvement in Supercars and the fantastic relationship we have with DJR Team Penske,” said Dutton.
“The fact that the team won the Pirtek Pitstop Challenge at Bathurst last week for the second year in a row is the icing on the cake. We wish the team all the best for the rest of the season and into the future.”
Peter Duncan, Chairman and Founder of Pirtek said: “This is a relationship built both on & off the track with Penske & Pirtek businesses working together for a common purpose. We share the same values of professionalism, experience and presentation across our network and have no hesitation in extending our deal.”
Caption: Pirtek CE) Stephen Dutton with Roger Penske at the Bathurst 1000.
Roger Penske, Chairman and Founder of Penske Corporation said that the relationship between Pirtek and Penske is one that was established on the track, but now has deep roots in business.
“Pirtek joined us as foundation partners with DJR Team Penske in 2015 and the company has grown with us and been a big part of our success in Supercars,” said Penske.
“Stephen (Dutton) and his team have worked closely with Penske Transportation Group in Australia – along with many of our other team partners – to build very strong and productive business-to-business relationships. Our partnership has grown internationally as Pirtek is now also a key part of our motorsports teams in the United States.”
Shell V-Power Racing Team Co-Owner and Australian Motorsport Legend Dick Johnson said the relationship between Pirtek and the team is a special one, both personally and professionally.
“Partnerships like this don’t come along often, and their support is fabulous. Not only do they support DJR Team Penske, but also Team Johnson and our entry in the Touring Car Masters.
“They have been a strong supporter of Australian Motorsport for the last 20 years. Thanks to Stephen, Peter and the team for their continued support and valued partnership.
The Shell V-Power Racing Team will next appear in the final round of the Pirtek Enduro Cup, the Gold Coast 600, across the weekend of October 19-21.
Pirtek Fluid Systems, founded in 1980, is a hydraulic & industrial hose supplier providing 24-hour, 7 day a week breakdown service across 96 locations in Australia. Supported by over 350 mobile service vehicles, Pirtek is always ready to help & support our customers wherever they are in Australia. Part of the Pirtek Group which operates in 23 countries across a wide range of industries & with world class products they are able to deliver on their single purpose – at Pirtek, we’ll keep you operating.
About Shell V-Power Racing Team
Shell V-Power Racing Team is one of the most successful motorsports teams in Australia, with seven Australian Touring Car / Supercars Championships and three Bathurst 1000 victories. Team Penske’s U.S. motorsports entities are among the most successful teams in the history of professional sports. Competing in a variety of disciplines, including NASCAR, INDYCAR and IMSA, the team has produced more than 500 major race wins, over 570 pole positions, 32 Championships and 17 Indianapolis 500 victories in its storied history.