Repco replaces Virgin as major Supercars backer

The Aussie series will be known as the Repco Supercars Championship for at least the next five season, the automotive parts and accessories retailer inking a major deal that runs from 2021 to 2025.

Repco will replace Virgin Australia as the category’s primary backer, with the existing Virgin deal, which was meant to run until the end of next year, a casualty of the airline’s pandemic-induced voluntary administration and subsequent sale.

Virgin will continue as Supercars’ official airline partner.

The Repco deal comes as part of a major motorsport spend for the Aussie-founded, US-owned company.

It’s already locked in the Bathurst 1000 naming rights for the next five years, replacing retail rival Supercheap Auto, and will back one of this month’s two sprint events at The Bend. That’s on top of a deal with DJR Team Penske that’s expected to continue beyond this season.

“We are so excited to be announcing this partnership with Supercars,” said Repco’s executive general manager Wayne Bryant.

“We have a rich history with the sport, and together with the Repco Bathurst 1000, this is our most exhilarating step yet.

“We can’t wait to work even more closely with Supercars, and with the teams, the drivers, and support crews.

“The Supercars family have shown in recent times how well they have all…

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