Walkinshaw Andretti United has confirmed long-time backer Mobil 1 will continue its co-naming rights deal with the Holden squad.
The 2020 season looms as defining one for WAU, with the team acquiring the services of Tickford star and former Bathurst winner Chaz Mostert on a multi-year deal.
Although yet unofficial, it’s expected the team will fill its second seat with Super 2 champion Bryce Fullwood.
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It comes after the team farewelled both drivers from the 2019 season in 2010 champion James Courtney and Scott Pye, with both drivers already locking in their 2020 plans with rival outfits.
However, through such personnel change, WAU has managed continuity through the Mobil 1 partnership, which has been ongoing for 27 years.
The relationship between the team and Mobil 1 stretches back into the Holden Racing Team era, although a new era in itself from 2020 could yet define the team’s future.
Gaining the services of a gun in Mostert was major coup, but retaining Mobil 1’s support has given team director Ryan Walkinshaw a great deal of confidence heading into 2020.
“The loyalty and support Mobil 1 have shown us throughout the entire 27 years is something our team, and my family, are forever thankful for,” said Walkinshaw.
“Their product, as the world’s leading synthetic oil is unquestionable, but it’s their loyalty and support that makes them the company they are.
“When people think of our team, they think Mobil 1 … it’s an iconic relationship that rivals any in world motorsport, and we all look forward continuing our journey together for 2020 and beyond.”
It’s believed Mobil 1 branding is set to continue on the bonnets of the cars.
The oil giant stepped up as a co-naming rights backer from 2017 once the team lost factory Holden backing to Triple Eight.