Supercars announced Thursday the renewal of its long-standing partnership with PIRTEK.
The partnership, which has been ongoing for 26 years, will see PIRTEK continue as the Official Control Fuel and Air Hose Supplier of the Repco Supercars Championship for the next two years.
As part of the extended partnership, PIRTEK will supply all Supercars teams with the new Gen3 specific high-quality fuel and air hoses for their vital make-or-break pit stops.
PIRTEK is also proud to return as the naming rights partner for the PIRTEK Victory Lane for the 2023 and 2024 seasons, as well as the return of the renowned PIRTEK Pit Stop Challenge.
This year, the preliminary rounds of the Pit Stop Challenge will take place over 17 races at seven Supercars race events.
The PIRTEK Pit Stop Challenge uses real in-race pit stop times to determine the four fastest and most consistent crews in pit lane who again will compete head-to-head live in the PIRTEK Pit Stop Challenge Finals for a $20,000 prize and the coveted Golden Rattle Gun Trophy.
PIRTEK’s first involvement in Supercars came in 1997 co-sponsoring the EL Falcon piloted by F1 driver Alan Jones with Komatsu, which was built by Ross and Jimmy Stone.
PIRTEK supplies product lines to virtually every sector including medical, hospitality, automotive, transport, marine, forestry, power, defense, engineering, oil, gas, mining and motorsport.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with PIRTEK, a company that shares our passion for high-performance and innovation,” said Supercars General Manager – Commercial, Jamie Black.
“Pit stops can be the difference between winning and losing. Every millisecond is vital which is why there is a requirement for a quality product like PIRTEK’s which has proved reliable for our sport for many years.
“We are delighted that PIRTEK has chosen to extend their partnership with Supercars into our 26th year.”
Stephen Dutton, Chief Executive Officer of PIRTEK said: “We are proud to renew our partnership with Supercars and continue to provide high-quality and durable products to the teams, particularly as the Gen3 Camaros and Mustangs come to life.
“The PIRTEK Victory Lane and Pit Stop Challenge are a great way to celebrate the talent and precision of the Supercars teams and also demonstrate our high-performance products in the heat of battle.
“We look forward to another successful two seasons as one of Supercars longest standing partners.”
The Repco Supercars Championship next makes its annual visit to Western Australia, holding its third event of the 2023 season at the Bosch Power Tools Perth SuperSprint April 28-30 at Wanneroo.