Repco steps up as Supercars title sponsor with five-year deal
Australian automotive parts company Repco has stepped up its commitment to the Supercars Championship with the announcement today that it will be the title sponsor for the series in a five-year deal.
After it was announced as the new sponsor of the Bathurst 1000 from 2021 onwards, Repco will be the championship’s main sponsor as of next season after the departure of Virgin Australia at the conclusion of 2020.
Having started as the title sponsor in 2016, Virgin Australia went into voluntary administration in April this year throughout the first wave of COVID-19, forcing the category to search for a new naming rights partner.
Supercars CEO Sean Seamer says that the sport is delighted to have a company with the Australian automotive heritage of Repco increase its presence within the series.
“We are delighted to have a name that has been associated with Australian motorsport since the 1940s as our naming rights partner for the next five years,” he said.
“Repco has invested considerably in our sport and to carry their name as naming rights partner into a new chapter for our sport is great news for both parties.
“Repco is an iconic international motorsport brand with a proud history, and we are thrilled to extend our partnership with them.”
Seamer also paid tribute to Virgin Australia after their five-year association with the Supercars Championship.
“We truly appreciate everything Virgin Australia has done since coming onboard with their valuable support in 2016,” said Seamer.
“Supercars remains committed to supporting Virgin Australia as the official airline of the series and we look forward to working with them in the future.”
Repco will also be the naming rights sponsor at the first of the two upcoming rounds at South Australia’s The Bend Motorsport Park, racing kicking off next Saturday and running for two weekends back-to-back.