11 FEB 2020
Monster Energy Racing launches 2020 Supercars livery
Driver Cameron Waters and Tickford Racing have taken the covers off the No. 6 Monster Energy Ford Mustang, in which Waters will tackle the 2020 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship season, which begins next week.
"It's exciting to unveil the livery for the new season, and I'm really keen for the start of the year," said Waters. "We had a pretty strong 2019 and have worked really hard in the offseason to improve our results in 2020. I'm definitely pumped to be starting my fifth season with Tickford Racing and Monster Energy, and I'm stoked to kick the season off next week in Adelaide."
In October 2019, Waters and Monster both agreed to multi-year deals with Tickford Racing, continuing the three-way partnership that originated in Waters' rookie year in 2016. Waters posted a career-best seventh in the 2019 drivers' championship, with six podiums and a pole to his name last season.
While the No. 6 Mustang retains most of the aesthetic elements from the majority of its time with Monster Energy branding, Waters pointed out subtle changes that fans can differentiate from previous iterations of his Ford Supercar.
"The most obvious difference is the green behind the grill, which goes with the green headlights the fans loved last year," Waters added. "The bigger change for us though is we've actually painted the car this year instead of wrapping it, thanks to PPG. It's not a massive change visually, but the paint comes off a bit flatter and makes the Monster green pop a bit more. Some people will say it looks the same, but really it does look better, and I can't wait to get it out on track."
The release of the new-for-2020 Mustang coincides with confirmation that Scandia Australia have re-signed with the team to remain aboard Waters' No. 6.
"Last year we introduced Scandia to Supercars and had a great year together," said Tickford Racing CEO Tim Edwards. "It was a scary good start, we set the bar pretty high with Cam on the podium in Adelaide and the Australian Grand Prix events, and Scandia stepped up to sponsor our wild card entry which was pretty exciting for all of us. We're rapt to continue with Scandia in 2020 and look forward to another great season."
Waters and the rest of the Supercars field take to The Bend Motorsport Park next Tuesday for an all in preseason test, before first practice at the Superloop Adelaide 500 on Thursday, Februrary 18.