BEAUREPAIRES JOINS SHELL V-POWER RACING TEAMBen Nightingale
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA – [NOVEMBER 30, 2018] – The 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship winning Shell V-Power Racing Team has announced a new multi-year partnership with trusted Australian tyre provider Beaurepaires.
Beaurepaires is a part of Goodyear and Dunlop Tyres Australia, with a retail network of 230 stores nationally, employing approximately 1,000 staff.
The famous Beaurepaires logo will appear on the lower rear quarter panel of both Shell V-Power Ford Mustangs at all 15 events in 2019 and beyond. The logo made its first appearance on the cars at the Newcastle 500 this past weekend, where Scott McLaughlin won the 2018 Supercars title.
Caption (L to R) – Dick Johnson, Scott Bennett – Director Retail Operations Beaurepaires, Roger Penske, Rob Lewis – Vice President Retail of Goodyear & Dunlop Tyres, Kevin Fitzsimmons – Dunlop Motorsport Operations Manager.
Tony Kiernan, Senior Brand Manager from Goodyear & Dunlop Tyres Australia, said that it was very exciting to be involved with a Championship winning Supercars team such as the Shell V-Power Racing Team.
“Goodyear and Dunlop Tyres has shared some incredible successes with the Shell V-Power Racing Team over several decades, so we’re very proud to be back in the fold,” said Kiernan.
Rob Lewis, Vice President Retail of Goodyear & Dunlop Tyres acknowledges the value and importance of this partnership for Beaurepaires.
“Being able to promote our Beaurepaires retail network to this engaged, captive audience is a fantastic opportunity, and we look forward to leveraging the power of this partnership in the coming years.”
Dick Johnson, co-owner of the Shell V-Power Racing Team, said he was pleased to see Goodyear and Dunlop Tyres return as a partner of the team.
“Our association with Goodyear and Dunlop Tyres goes back a long way, so to be renewing our partnership again via Beaurepaires feels in many ways like we’re getting the band back together,” said Johnson.
“Beaurepaires is a renowned brand in Australia, and Sir Frank Beaurepaire was an icon of the industry. Having his name on our cars is an honour. We aim to do the name proud.”
Beaurepaires is Australia’s most trusted tyre retailer with over 230 stores offering a range of tyres, wheels, batteries, brakes, wheel alignments and other related services for consumer and commercial vehicles. Beaurepaires retailers are experts in fitting tyres to most passenger cars, 4×4/SUV, compact and light commercial vehicles as well as trucks, forklift and agricultural applications. In order to provide the best products, services and advice, Beaurepaires also employs qualified professionals to deliver the highest possible safety standards and quality fitments. In addition to providing friendly and convenient services to customers, Beaurepaires also has a strong focus on corporate social responsibility including giving back to the community, ensuring high levels of safety and participating in environmental programs such as the Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) program.
About Shell V-Power Racing Team
Shell V-Power Racing Team is one of the most successful motorsports teams in Australia, with eight 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, 34 Championships and 17 Indianapolis 500 victories in its storied history.