Rossi and Hinchcliffe livery revealed for Bathurst

Alexander Rossi and James Hinchcliffe livery for Bathurst
Alexander Rossi and James Hinchcliffe livery for Bathurst

Walkinshaw Andretti United has revealed the livery of its Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 wildcard, ahead of its first track test on Tuesday.

IndyCar stars Alexander Rossi and James Hinchcliffe will compete in the colors of NAPA Auto Parts, which sponsors Rossi’s Andretti IndyCar entry.

The NAPA Commodore also sports Rossi’s IndyCar number, #27.

“I think the livery is a real head-turner, it looks fantastic," said Walkinshaw Andretti United co-team principal Bruce Stewart.

“The NAPA Auto Parts blue and yellow collaborates really well with the Virgin Australia colors, and the rest of the support partners.

Roger Penske's IndyCar team ate Michael Andretti's team's lunch all year long. Ditto in the Supercars series - Penske's Mustangs dominated. Rossi amd Hinchcliffe will need luck on their side at Bathurst
Roger Penske's IndyCar team ate Michael Andretti's team's lunch all year long. Ditto in the Supercars series – Penske's Mustangs dominated. Rossi and Hinchcliffe will need luck on their side at Bathurst

“It’s such an iconic look in US motorsport, it’s instantly recognizable, and it’s going to look amazing over the top of the Mountain.

“We are all extremely excited to see how both Alexander and James go, first off at Winton, but more importantly, at Mount Panorama."

Both Rossi and Hinchcliffe will hit the track at Winton Raceway tomorrow for the first of three successive test days to get up to speed with the Supercar.

While Hinchcliffe made a one-off appearance for Garry Rogers Motorsport at the 2012 Gold Coast 600, this will be Rossi’s first experience in the category.

“We have been holding off in anticipation to finally reveal the car livery, donning our blue and yellow NAPA Auto Parts branding," said Jamie Walton, EGM merchandise and strategic marketing, GPC Asia Pacific.

“[It] looks absolutely fantastic and will most certainly not be missed as Alexander and James tear around Mount Panorama.

“With the NAPA Auto Parts brand having such a strong heritage in motorsports internationally, to be able to launch the brand in Australia and New Zealand at the iconic Bathurst 1000 is a major milestone for the NAPA brand locally." Speedcafe

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