All of us here at Park Lane (UK) Ltd are petrol heads with a great enthusiasm for all things on wheels - be it two, four or even more! If you love motorsport then you will adore the Virgin Australia Supercar Championship, we certainly do. If you haven't seen it before, where have you been?!?
September 2003 saw our Managing Director, Roland Dane, take over a dwindling V8 Supercars team and reincarnate it as Triple Eight Race Engineering following many years of competing in the British Touring Car Championship, representing Vauxhall.
Fast forward to 2012 and four V8 Supercars Teams and Drivers Championships later, along with five Bathurst 1000 wins, and Triple Eight (competing as Team Vodafone) were the powerhouse of pit lane.
Word has it that Red Bull in Austria had been looking for an avenue into the competitive world of the Australian V8 Supercar championship for some time. After several top secret meetings and talks, a partnership was created and in 2013 Red Bull Racing Australia arrived on the scene in spectacular style!
Now in its fourth season, the team has clocked up another two Driver's Championships and three Team Championships, with no plans on stopping there.
Branded as Red Bull Holden Racing Team (since the start of 2017) the team is excited going forward as a full Holden factory backed operation – whilst continuing its association with one of the best and highest profile title sponsors in Motorsport.
The Virgin Australia Supercar Championship is an exciting formula to be involved with now and in the future. The testing of the next generation Holden Commodore (looks much like a new shape Vauxhall / Opel Insignia) begins shortly. Initially for the 2018 season with a V8 engine but going forward moving to the 2019 season it will be running a V6 twin turbo unit – fear not though as this engine sounds amazing as has already been proved in early testing!
Keep track of what the team are up to via their website http://www.redbullholdenracing.com/ or why not follow them via social media.