Two new Kenworths were recently delivered to Supercars on the Gold Coast, seeing the truck brand continue as the official heavy-duty truck partner of Supercars until at least the end of 2025.
That will mark the 26th consecutive year as a partner, making Kenworth one of the sport’s longest standing sponsors.
As part of the partnership, Kenworth provides transportation support to every Australian Supercars event – totalling over 35,000 kilometres each season.
The new Kenworth T610 and K220 feature a full suite of safety options, including adaptive cruise control, stationary vehicle braking, collision mitigation, driver alerts, lane departure warning, highway departure warning, braking autonomous emergency braking (AEBS), and multi lane autonomous emergency braking.
The T610 is also equipped with a Euro 6 engine, optimised to maximise fuel efficiency.
Kenworth has also retained the exclusive rights to the official Kenworth Drivers Parade at the Repco Bathurst 1000. Since its inception in 2006, this parade has become one of the most anticipated traditions of the four-day event.
Supercars CEO Shane Howard said, “We are delighted to extend our partnership with Kenworth as the official heavy duty truck of Supercars. Their unwavering support and dedication have been instrumental in the success of our events for over 20 years.
“We look forward to the next chapter of our partnership, delivering world-class experiences to our passionate fans.”
Michael Long, director sales and marketing for PACCAR Australia, added, “We are thrilled to be continuing to support Supercars with two new Kenworth prime movers as part of our long-standing relationship. The partnership between the two organisations is in its third decade and continues to grow, creating excitement for everyone who’s involved.”
Race fans will be able to check out Supercars’ new Kenworths this week at Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight, being held on July 28-30 at Sydney Motorsport Park.
The event hosts Races 18 and 19 of the 2023 Repco Supercars Championship season, with live coverage available on Foxtel and streaming via Kayo.