18 NOV 2019
Timken is back on board the Brad Jones Racing Commodore of Nick Percat for the Coates Hire Newcastle 500, and the car will be hard to miss, with its striking combination of orange and white.
It's been a strong year for Percat, who's sitting 10th in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship after 18 top 10 finishes. With more than 160,000 people expected to attend the grand finale, Nick hopes to finish the season on a high, 'Newcastle is a huge event with massive crowds and heaps of nail-biting on track action in those final races,' said Percat. 'The track is fun to drive and it's a pretty good challenge for drivers to get right.
'It's fantastic to have Timken on board again for the finale. We've done a lot of work together with (Managing Director) Michael and the Timken team and they love the experience and interaction with BJR. Timken are passionate about motorsport and I know they'll be cheering us home for a strong finish this weekend.
'Scott McLaughlin has already secured the championship but there's only 89 points between 7th and 10th so there's still a lot on the line this weekend. Everyone is looking at who they need to finish ahead of in the fight for those positions. I'm happy where I'm sitting but I'm not done yet.'
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Managing Director of Timken Australia and ASEAN, Michael Pearson is thrilled to support the team for the final round, 'Timken is excited to be partnering with Nick Percat and Brad Jones Racing as the naming rights sponsor for the finale,' said Pearson. This will be our third year as naming rights with BJR at Newcastle and we believe the event is a great way to promote our brand. Motorsport has been a huge part of the development of our Bearings all over the world so it's great to be able to support the industry'.
'We've been proud to support the team this year and we're looking forward to watching Nick have a strong finish to the season in front of a large crowd at Newcastle'.
The streets of Newcastle will be fired up for one hell of a Supercars finale come this weekend. With action on and off track and racing by the beach, it's sure to be an event fans will enjoy. The Timken Racing Supercar will be on-track from Friday morning. Don't miss it!