16 MAY 2018
Timken returns for Winton
Nick Percat and the Brad Jones Racing team unveiled the Timken Racing livery for this weekends' Winton SuperSprint event this evening at the local Freightliner dealer – Hartwigs, in front local media, fans and on Facebook LIVE.
The bright orange Timken livery featured on Car 8 at the 2017 Supercars finale at Newcastle, and it has returned for the teams' home event this weekend.
Nick Percat said "I've had fantastic support from Michael and the team at Timken for a couple of years now. The orange Timken livery we ran in Newcastle was simple and looked awesome on track, so we're set to be a standout again at Winton."
"It's always a good time when you get to unveil a car in front of a crowd like this and really gets us excited for the weekend ahead."
"Our efforts last year at Winton were not as we hoped, but we return there this year and get to run on the 2016 Dunlop tyres that teams' ran on, and that's when team-mate (Tim) Slade had his dominant weekend. It would be pretty awesome if we can go there and get those kind of results again."
"I feel our package has been stronger this year, and we've definitely been more consistent. The qualifying and race results are getting better, so we just need to keep doing what we're doing."
"Even though this is our home track I haven't had a run on the Winton circuit in a while, but we've done enough laps to know exactly what we're in for. We have the potential to be on the podium here and it would be great to put on a strong showing for our local fans and the team at Timken."
Managing Director of Timken Australia Michael Pearson added
"It's been great working closely again with BJR and Nick Percat in 2018. Nick has had some great success already this year with the double podium at the Melbourne event, and some personal best results at other circuits, including the last round at Perth. It's great to be a part of that."
"The orange livery is fantastic; there is nothing else on the grid like it. You won't miss the Timken Racing Supercar on track this weekend."
With over 100 years' experience, Timken is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in the bearing industry. The Timken company engineers, manufactures and markets bearings, gear drivers, belts, chain and related products, and offers a spectrum of powertrain rebuild and repair services.
The Timken Racing Supercar will be on track this Friday at 10:05am for the additional drivers practice session, which will see Nick's endurance cup co-driver Macauley Jones behind the wheel to complete further laps in the ZB Commodore.