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    True Norm.
    Dirt bikes though is not a combined Champ though - Supercross currently known as AMASupercross (indoor) and Outdoor Motorcross have their own Champs for each Series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FTe217 View Post
    True Norm.
    Dirt bikes though is not a combined Champ though - Supercross currently known as AMASupercross (indoor) and Outdoor Motorcross have their own Champs for each Series.
    Yep, same teams and riders though.
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    yep.
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    Shell returns as naming rights sponsor for DJRTP:

    Supercars institution DJR Team Penske has secured multi-million dollar backing from its oldest partner for an all-out assault on the V8 title from next year.

    Fuel and lubricants giant Shell will return as the title sponsor of the team, founded by Ford folk hero Dick Johnson in 1980, in a multi-year deal that reunites one of the most successful alliances in Australian touring car racing history.

    Along with the signing of rising Supercars star Scott McLaughlin, who will replace Scott Pye alongside this year's recruit Fabian Coulthard, Shell's big-money support will underpin DJR Team Penske's declared ambition to become a championship contender in 2017.

    It will be the first time the team has had the same primary sponsor since American racing legend Roger Penske bought a controlling interest in Johnson's operation last year.

    Penske's takeover resulted in the team adopting a commercial model similar to its IndyCar and NASCAR teams in the US, racing with different primary sponsors, including Shell, at each event last year and again this year.

    From next year, both freshman McLaughlin's and sophomore Coulthard's DJR Team Penske Ford Falcon FG Xs will run under the Shell V-Power Racing banner.

    To be announced on Tuesday, the team's new look will be previewed at this week's Bathurst 1000.

    Both Coulthard's and Pye's Falcons will race at Mount Panorama in Shell V-Power liveries, appearing in their new colours for the first time in practice on Thursday ahead of Sunday's race.

    The Supercheap Autos Bathurst 1000 will be the start of a concerted end-of-season push by DJR Team Penske to score its first race win since Penske's takeover in preparation for its aim to become a consistent front-runner next year.

    The team is pinning its hopes of returning to DJR's glory days in the 1980s and '90s on the arrival of McLaughlin, who with fellow New Zealander Coulthard is expected to form a pace-setting combination.

    "With a strong driver line-up, we believe our third year in the Supercars championship will continue our move up the grid," Roger Penske said.

    DJR Team Penske is the longest-established team in Supercars and among the most successful historically.

    As Dick Johnson Racing, it has won the Australian touring car/Supercars championship seven times and scored three triumphs at Bathurst since 1980.

    The team's last major success was the 2010 Supercars drivers' championship with James Courtney, but before Penske's injection of much-needed funds and technical expertise, it had been on the verge of collapse.

    Shell has been its longest-running sponsor, backing the squad at various levels since the early '80s. It was DJR's main or co-sponsor from 1987-2004 and has remained a minor backer since.

    Shell also has close ties with Penske in the US as a major backer of his title-winning IndyCar team – for which Australian Will Power drives – and his front-running NASCAR Sprint Cup entries.

    Shell's return as DJR Team Penske's primary backer next year coincides with the 50th anniversary of the oil company's association with V8 legend Johnson, who starred in memorable TV ads for the brand in the late '80s and early '90s.

    The new deal is worth at least $4 million over three years, while the team's budget will be further boosted by existing one-off race sponsors such as Pirtek, MTU, Western Star Trucks, Hog's Breath Cafes and PPG staying on as lucrative minor sponsors.
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    That's great news. The Shell/DJR tie up is good. And it will be great to see consistent branding for the whole season.
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    awesome news
    always loved the Shell liveries





    Friends,

    Excited to share this news with you. In addition to racing two Shell V-Power cars at Bathurst this weekend, tomorrow we announce a multi-year arrangement to race two full Shell V-Power cars for the full season from next year!

    It's back to the future at DJR Team Penske!

    Thanks for your continued support.

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    DJR TEAM PENSKE AND SHELL V-POWER IN FULL PARTNERSHIP FROM 2017
    Bathurst, New South Wales, 4 October 2016: The most iconic partnership in the history of Australian motorsport will be born again when Shell V-Power and DJR Team Penske join forces in 2017.
    The new arrangement will take effect at the beginning of the 2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship season with primary Shell V-Power branding for both the No. 12 and No. 17 DJR Team Penske Ford Falcons for the full season, as part of a multi-year agreement.
    The Shell V-Power Racing team is launched today ahead of Australia’s greatest motorsport event, the Bathurst 1000, with the team fielding twin Falcons in Shell V-Power colors in the Great Race.
    This will be the first time in Shell and DJR’s 50-year history that Shell V-Power is the primary sponsor of the race team.
    Shell has had a presence in Australia since 1901, supplying oil products to Australians for more than 115 years. In 2014, Viva Energy became the exclusive licensee to the Shell brand in Australia, and is the major sponsor behind the new racing team.
    “The history between Shell, DJR Team Penske and now Viva Energy goes beyond sponsorship, being trusted partners on and off the track, technically with the race team and commercially with the Penske businesses,” said Viva Energy Australia’s CEO, Scott Wyatt.
    Scott Wyatt continued, “We look forward to seeing the innovation and performance gains translate on track under the new Shell V-Power Racing team, as we see the best of Shell V-Power and DJR Team Penske culminate in this exciting partnership.”
    “Our number 17 and number 12 Fords will proudly carry the Shell V-Power primary branding for the foreseeable future. With a strong driver line up we believe our third year in the Supercars Championship will continue our move up the grid,” said Roger Penske.
    “The increased partnership from Shell with DJR Team Penske means the Shell brand will once again have a significant presence in Australian motorsport, so it is only fitting we announce this partnership as we head to Bathurst, Australia’s most iconic motorsports event.”
    The longstanding technology partnership between Shell and Team Penske in the USA continues to further provide product advancements for Shell, playing an important role in the development of the most advanced Shell fuels and lubricants.
    The Shell V-Power Racing team will be officially unveiled at the Bathurst 1000 from 6-9 October, 2016.
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    Love the look of those cars. Can't wait for the models to come out!
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    Johnson hopes McLaughlin brings his team to a title win


    Ford legend Dick Johnson is backing kiwi Scott McLaughlin to be the man to deliver the Blue Oval their next championship and to bring his team to a title win.

    Sydney-born Mark Winterbottom ended a four-year title drought for the Blue Oval but the title is all but guaranteed to be heading back to Red Bull and Holden in the coming months.

    The 23-year-old kiwi will switch to Ford in the off-season to head the title hunt of Johnson’s DJR Team Penske outfit. The prospect of teaming up with the category’s brightest rising star excites the 71-year-old legend.

    “Since we’ve been in partnership with the Penske group, we have slowly been working towards trying to make our team the best in pit lane,” Johnson told the Gold Coast Bulletin.

    “That means that we’re out there and we’re going to sort of win races and look to try to win championships and the only way to do that is to get the best people. We think Scotty McLaughlin is the best new up and coming young guy.”



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    Fabian..cough..cough...
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    Quote Originally Posted by WASP View Post
    Fabian..cough..cough...
    Yeah thought the same thing.
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