Fresh Look for Mobil 1 NTI Racing
Walkinshaw Andretti United has today pulled the covers off the Mobil 1™ NTI Racing No. 2 Ford Mustang GT, which Nick Percat will drive in the 2023 Supercars Championship.
Mobil 1 enters its 30th year in partnership with Walkinshaw Andretti United in 2023, an incredible feat from the world’s leading synthetic oil company, with the anniversary to be celebrated throughout the season. Mobil 1 will once again be seen on the bonnet of Car No. 2.
NTI, Australia’s specialist insurer, continue as Co-Naming Rights Partner of the No. 2 entry, following their increased support in 2022 – and take the major branding position on the side of Car No. 2, with their Truck Assist branding also seen throughout.
The release of Car No.2 also marks a milestone in the Team’s history, the first Ford Mustang GT – as the sport enters a new era with Gen3.
The new white and silver look coincides with the new era, a fresh look for the next generation, brought to life through PPG, Signzone and Spicers. Included in the design is the GT stripes down the centre of the car, synonymous with the Mustang around the globe.
Morris returns as a Platinum Partner for their 13th year, a partnership with extensive links throughout the Team and business, alongside ultra-high performance LED Lighting manufacturer VALO, Goodyear Autocare, a one stop shop for tyre and automotive services, and Isuzu Trucks, one of Australia’s leading trucking companies.
Returning also in 2023 is Supercheap Auto, Corestaff, Kangan Institute, TES Mechanical Electrical, PPG, Palm Trans, Move My Wheels, UMS, East Coast Lubes, Thetford, Lloyds Auctions, Spicers, Signzone, Anthem Workwear, Raceline Motorsport Racewear, OMP, Albek, Authentic Collectables, Woodstock Bourbon, Oakley, Acronis, Think Technology, Stratasys and TPF Sports.
Joining the team for the 2023 season is Hastings Deering Australia, Lancaster Ford, and The Cover Shop.
Percat will get his first laps behind the wheel of the Mobil 1 NTI Racing Ford Mustang GT Wednesday, February 15, at Winton Motor Raceway.
Nick Percat - Mobil 1 NTI Racing
“The Mobil 1 NTI Racing Mustang looks incredible; the white base is really clean and the car itself looks so tough.
“The team have put in some crazy hours and made a lot of sacrifices to get it to this point, so I can’t thank them enough, we’ve seen Gen3 take shape pretty rapidly at the workshop to be able to get behind the wheel now is exciting.
“A huge thank you to all our partners, existing and new, that have made this possible, the continuity is incredible, and I’m really proud to represent them all in the new era. To be a part of Mobil 1’s 30th year with the team is unbelievable, and the support from NTI I’ve had has been amazing.
“Really looking forward to getting our heads around these new cars as quickly as possible and seeing what we can do.”
Bruce Stewart - Team Principal, Walkinshaw Andretti United
“We’ve all been working towards these cars for so long now that to see it in the flesh, looking so good, is a bit surreal to be honest. Our Team has been incredible with their dedication and commitment in getting here.
“We wouldn’t be in this position without the support of all our partners. 2023 is Mobil 1’s 30th year with our team which is just incredible, NTI have been a huge supporter of our team, but everywhere you look on these cars there are fantastic partners like Morris in their 13th with us now, who are intrinsically linked in the business and VALO who joined us mid last year and have done wonderful things for our sport.
“The fact we’ve had nearly every single partner recommit to us is the loyalty we love, and everyone in this business appreciated their support, as well as the new partners who have come on board who we are excited to work with.
“It’s getting very real now, I can’t wait to see the Mobil 1 NTI Racing Ford Mustang GT on track Wednesday, and to get the season underway.”
Brad Phillips - Ampol General Manager, Business to Business
Following the 2020 announcement that Ampol will blend, distribute, and market Mobil lubricants in Australia, Ampol’s General Manager, Business to Business, Brad Phillips said he was proud to see the longstanding relationship between Mobil 1 and WAU continue.
“We are excited for the 2023 Supercars racing season. The change to Mobil 1 NTI Racing Ford Mustang GT comes with a fresh energy and we hope it marks the beginning of a new era for the team. We are thrilled to support them on this new journey and to celebrate 30 years of partnership between Mobil 1 and WAU.”
Jason Kibsgaard - Head of Marketing, NTI
“NTI is excited to be back for another season of Supercars, especially as we embark on a new era with Gen3, and the team’s first ever Ford Mustang GT.
“The hard work and dedication shown by Walkinshaw Andretti United to get the cars prepped ahead of launch, and in peak shape for the first round, is just one of the many reasons we’re proud to back the team.
“The new livery looks spectacular. It lends itself perfectly to the NTI brand and pays homage to the history of Ford. We can’t wait to see Nick in action in what can only be described as one of the most anticipated seasons of Supercars we’ve ever seen.