THE covers are off Mark Winterbottom’s challenger for the 2018 Supercars season, his third with the colours of The Bottle-O on his Tickford Racing Ford.
As seen with the team’s past liveries, Winterbottom’s No. 5 Ford shares the same base design as teammate Chaz Mostert’s No. 55 car, the ‘triple slashes’ on the front guard a nod to the Tickford logo.
“I think the car looks sharp,” Winterbottom said. “The aggressive lines and variance of colour make it a bit different than the last couple of years, but it retains that classic green of The Bottle-O, so you’ll definitely know who’s coming whether you’re a fan in the stands or a competitor on the track.”
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2018 marks The Bottle-O’s 12th consecutive season in Supercars, starting with a windscreen banner on the Rod Nash Racing No. 55 car of Steve Owen in 2007.
“The Bottle-O has had a longstanding presence in Supercars, so it makes sense that we continue with such an accomplished team as Tickford Racing,” Scott Marshall, CEO of Australian Liquor Marketers said.
“Our partnership with the team has been mutually beneficial, and with Frosty as a great brand ambassador and champion driver, we’re sure that success will continue this season.
“We’ve been fortunate to have some great successes over the years in Supercars, and look forward to continuing that with Frosty in 2018.”
The new livery will be seen on track for the first time at the official Supercars pre-season test day at Sydney Motorsport Park on Friday 16 February.