It’s 90 days until The Great Race, and Repco and Supercars are thrilled to reveal a new logo and a new charity partner ahead of the 2021 Repco Bathurst 1000.
Supercars’ flagship event will run 4-7 November and as anticipation continues to build for this year’s trip to Mount Panorama, Repco has unveiled a striking new logo for The Great Race as part of its five-year naming rights partnership.
In what will be Repco’s first Bathurst event as the naming-rights sponsor, the logo eloquently uses the famous Peter Brock Trophy as the centre piece, celebrating the prize that is awarded to the victor of Australia’s Great Race.
The trophy has become synonymous with the Bathurst 1000. After the untimely passing of Bathurst legend Peter Brock in 2006, the trophy was created in honour of the nine-time winner of the Mount Panorama classic.
Fifteen years on, the Peter Brock Trophy is one of the most recognised prizes in Australian and international motorsport.
Beverley Brock, the former partner of the Bathurst legend, says that Repco long held a special place in the heart of the King of the Mountain.
“Back in 1979, Peter was closely associated with Repco in the Repco Round Australia Trail, and I remember him saying: “There’s no doubt in my mind it was the greatest thing I’ve ever done in a car, and I’ll never forget that moment as long as I live,” Beverley recounts.
“He went on that year to win Sandown and Bathurst and came second in the ATCC. It was a truly memorable year that convinced him that he could be a winner.
“It may be 15 years since he left us but as a family, we remain incredibly proud of all that Peter achieved, and have absolutely no doubt that he would be delighted to see Repco associated with the race that he won on nine occasions.
“Every one of those victories meant as much to him as it did when he proudly wore the Repco banner at the end of that Repco Round Australia Trail all those years ago.
“Whoever gets to hold the Peter Brock Trophy after the chequered flag drops will carry his legacy forward knowing that they have achieved something absolutely remarkable and deserve their own place in our motor racing history.”
While 2021 marks Repco’s first as the major sponsor of The Great Race, the auto parts giant is no stranger to the Bathurst 1000.
From supporting winning cars like Garth Tander/Jason Bargwanna (2000) and Scott McLaughlin/Alex Premat (2019), to sponsoring iconic corners like Griffins Bend in the 1990s, Repco has always been part of the mountain.
Wayne Bryant, Executive General Manager for Repco Australia says that the inclusion of the Peter Brock Trophy is a fitting and timely tribute.
“Repco has a long and proud tradition of being involved in the Bathurst 1000, through team, driver and circuit partnerships, and becoming the naming rights partner is something that all the crew at Repco across Australia and New Zealand are extremely proud of,” he said.
“To signify this new era, we have collaborated with Supercars to create a new event identity.
“The new identity incorporates the Peter Brock Trophy to reference the rich history of the Great Race, with Brock winning a record nine Bathurst enduros.
“Peter also holds a special place in Repco's history, having won the Repco Round Australia Trial in 1979 – the same year he dominated the Bathurst 1000, winning that race by six laps.”
The official charity, LifeChanger, has also been confirmed today. LifeChanger helps address the challenges that Australian youth face today. The LifeChanger Foundation is a preventative mental health and wellbeing non profit that empowers young people to live thriving, resilient lives. LifeChanger will play a significant role on the ground at the Repco Bathurst 1000, raising funds and awareness for its causes.
Based in Melbourne, LifeChanger will play a significant role on the ground at the Repco Bathurst 1000, raising funds and awareness for its causes.
The 61st running of the Repco Bathurst 1000 will be held at Mount Panorama, Bathurst, on 4-7 November.
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