Walkinshaw Andretti United
18 JAN 2021
Co-Naming rights partners continue in 2021
Walkinshaw Andretti United has announced that all three of the Team's Co-Naming Rights Partners from 2020, Mobil 1™, Appliances Online and Middy's Electrical, will continue with the Team for the 2021 Repco Supercars Championship Season.
Like in 2020, Chaz Mostert will pilot the Mobil 1 Appliances Online No. 25 in 2021, and Bryce Fullwood will behind the wheel of the Mobil 1 Middy's Racing No. 2.
2021 marks Mobil 1's 28th year as a partner of the team, continuing on one of the most iconic partnerships in global motorsport.
Appliances Online will continue with the Team for its third season, after joining for the 2019 Bathurst 1000.
2021 will mark the second season with the Team for Middy's Electrical after beginning the relationship at the start of the 2020 season.
Walkinshaw Andretti United Team Principal, Bruce Stewart, said he was delighted to see the support of three fantastic partners continue into 2021.
"To continue our wonderful relationship with all three of our naming rights partners for 2021 is fantastic. Their on-going support, especially throughout 2020, has been felt by every single one of us here, and no doubt our fans as well," said Stewart.
"For Mobil 1 to be entering into its 28th year with the team is an incredible journey to be a part of. Their brand is iconic, their product unquestionable, and we have a fantastic relationship with all the distributors right across Australia and New Zealand.
"Our journey with Appliances Online started at the 2019 Bathurst 1000, on the podium, and has really gone from strength-to-strength ever since. They are a seriously impressive business, and it's been a pleasure to work with the entire team.
"Middy's were a fantastic addition to our team last year, and as Australia's largest independent electrical wholesaler, are a fantastic family business whose values are intertwined with ours. It was great to see their brand on the podium with Bryce's third place finish at The Bend last year, and we look forward to more success in the future.
"There's no doubt we took steps forward in 2020, and we are working as hard as ever to continue that trajectory in 2021, with the support of our fantastic partner group."
The livery of both cars will be revealed in the coming weeks, before the 2021 season starts at the Bathurst 500 on February 28-29.
ABOUT MOBIL 1
Racing provides the Mobil 1™ brand the ultimate testing ground to improve the technology in our range of oil and lubricants. The history of Mobil 1 in motorsports dates back to the early 1970s, competing in rallying and Formula 1™ through Williams. From that time onwards, the presence of Mobil 1 on race tracks and circuits has grown by global proportions including here in Australia with Peter Brock in the V8 Supercars.
Each race season, their advanced products go to work to help improve vehicle performance and efficiency. Mobil 1 full synthetic engine oil serves as the lubricant of choice for many of the world's top race teams competing in highly demanding motorsports series. The knowledge we gain through these partnerships helps our scientists and engineers push the boundaries in developing cutting-edge technologies.
Mobil 1 features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond their conventional engine oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.
Middy's Electrical is Australia's largest family owned & independent electrical wholesaler who have been supplying the electrical industry since 1928. Middy's pride themselves on trusted long lasting relationships, evidenced by the lasting support of Bryce Fullwood from go karts to today. Middy's guarantee great customer service, best technology and value in the pursuit of always offering their customers more. You may have noticed the growing 'Middy's Pink' Branch network of more than 100 branches nationally. Middy's have TechEnergy Experts that can answer any question you may have with regard to home & building automation, lighting, security & CCTV, data, communications and energy efficiency solutions not to mention traditional electrical & industrial products and brands. Visit Middys.com.au today.
ABOUT APPLIANCES ONLINE
John Winning founded Appliances Online in 2005 with a laptop, a rented truck, and a 1300 number diverted to a mobile phone. Also vital in the business start-up was an unfaltering belief in online retailing, as the only way to service the growing number of time-poor consumers who appreciate the efficiency of shopping online. Appliances Online now employs upwards of 250 people and is Australia's largest online retailer of appliances, delivering to 95% of the country. Recently awarded as the #1 online appliance retailer by Choice, Appliances Online offers customers an unrivaled shopping experience including the largest range of appliances online, free next day delivery, best price guarantee and 24/7 locally based customer support.
ABOUT WALKINSHAW ANDRETTI UNITED
Walkinshaw Andretti United was born from three iconic organisations in world motorsport, Walkinshaw Racing, Andretti Autosport, and United Autosports. It fields two entries in the Repco Supercars Championship, with drivers Chaz Mostert and Bryce Fullwood.
The three organisations cover the globe, with Walkinshaw Racing based in Australia, Andretti Autosport in America, and United Autosports in Europe.
The Team, originally Walkinshaw Racing, debuted as the Holden Racing Team in 1990, and is one of the most successful Supercars teams of all time, having amassed seven Bathurst wins (1990, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2005,
2009, 2011) and six driver championship wins (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002). Walkinshaw also produced two other driver championship wins with their HSV Dealer team (2006, 2007) bringing its total to eight.