The Jim Beam Racing and Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport teams have unveiled the updated livery schemes they will be running for the 2012 V8 Supercars Championship season.
Dick Johnson’s two Jim Beam-sponsored cars, driven by Steven Johnson and Dean Fiore, have both been given updated colour schemes for the upcoming season to promote Jim Beam’s subsidiary brands.
Johnson’s #17 Ford displays the colours of the new Jim Beam Honey’ product, while Dean Fiore’s #12 car promotes the bourbon maker’s ‘Devil’s Cut’ brand.
Meanwhile, the small Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport concern has shown off its brand-new paintjob, with the outfit having secured title sponsorship from insurance broking group iSelect.
The team – which endured a disastrous 2011 campaign that saw driver Warren Luff and title sponsor Gulf Western Oils quit the team at the end of the season – will be hoping for an upswing in results in 2012. The team has secured the use of the Holden Commodore used by Russell Ingall last year, along with the services of rookie driver Taz Douglas, who will make his full-time series debut.
Meanwhile, the Tekno Autosports team won’t be running a colour scheme at all at the season-opening Clipsal 500 – much to the disgust of series organisers – after it has so far failed to secure title sponsorship for either of its cars ahead of this weekend’s first race.
The Jonathon Webb-owned team has undergone a massive transformation during the off-season. Webb expanded the outfit to a two-car team and switched manufacturers to secure two Triple Eight-built Holden Commodores. He also signed Michael Patrizi to drive the second car.
Along with modest Holden branding, the two cars will carry small sponsorship stickers from Patrizi’s backers Sinopec, Onsite Rental Group and Ausdrill.
No doubt the team will be hoping from a solid performance in order to catch the attentions of a prospective commercial partner…
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