Held at the fabled Mount Panorama from October 6-9, preparations for the 2022 Repco Bathurst 1000 are in full swing.
It’s an iconic race and the #22 PremiAir Racing Commodore ZB, sponsored by Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) and driven by Chris Pither and Cameron Hill, will don an equally iconic livery.
The striking retro design is inspired by the Coca-Cola Commodore VR that Wayne Gardner and Neil Crompton took to a podium finish in the Great Race in 1995.
When it came to deciding what car and team to honour for this year’s Bathurst 1000, driver Chris Pither explains there was no looking past Wayne Gardner and Neil Crompton’s #7 Coca-Cola car.
“It is a truly iconic car, instantly recognisable, and of course, it obviously has a lot of synergy for us being backed by Coca-Cola.
Lyndon Hunter, National Partnerships Manager at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, said he was excited to see the retro livery in full flight at the mountain.
“Coca-Cola has a very long and passionate association with motorsports, and so we jumped at the chance to honour some of our history and the achievements of our drivers’ past at Bathurst, the most storied racing venue there is in Australia,” Hunter said.
“The livery is equal parts striking and nostalgic and is a very fitting tribute to the #7 Coca-Cola that we saw flying around Mount Panorama in ’95 with Wayne Gardner and Neil Crompton behind the wheel. We can’t wait to see it in action this October.”
CCEP’s naming rights sponsorship of PremiAir Racing continues to build on the company’s long-established sponsorship of the Repco Supercars Championship, which includes national pourage rights across non-alcoholic categories.
At Bathurst, as with other Supercars events, racegoers will also be able to enjoy CCEP’s portfolio of beverages, giving them the opportunity to sit back, soak up the atmosphere and stay refreshed.