Caltex backs Renee Gracie for a big 2016 in the V8s

Dunlop V8 Supercar series driver Renee Gracie is set to race under new colours with Caltex Australia jumping on board as the new naming rights sponsor for the upcoming season.

The creation of Team Caltex is an extension of the partnership between Caltex and Ms Gracie, while also marking the first time the Australian company has taken on a full naming rights sponsorship in the Dunlop Series.

The fuel supplier takes over the role from previous major sponsor Fujitsu General Australia.

The 21-year-old rising star said she was delighted to be expanding the relationship as she heads into her second year of the V8 Supercar competition.

“It’s fantastic to know I have Australia’s leading fuel company putting their full support behind me and I am extremely proud to be receiving this level of backing from Caltex,” Ms Gracie said.

“We had some really good times together last year and I really enjoyed visiting some of their facilities, as well as being part of important initiatives like the Fatality Free Friday program.”

Through Caltex’s partnership with Triple Eight Race Engineering, Gracie will join V8 Supercars’ biggest names as an official Caltex brand ambassador alongside Craig Lowndes, Jamie Whincup and Shane van Gisbergen.

Ms Gracie’s Caltex-branded machine will be unveiled in late February, with the car set to sport race number 98.

Round 1 of the seven-event Dunlop V8 Supercar Series will take place at the Adelaide Parklands Circuit over the weekend of March 3-6.

In addition to Caltex’s support of Ms Gracie in the Dunlop Series, the Australian fuel supplier will be backing her as part of the Harvey Norman Supergirls team.

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