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Supercars 2020: Red Bull Holden livery, Supercars livery

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The Red Bull Holden Racing Team has become the first squad to unveil the colours the factory outfit will carry in the 2020 Supercars season.

Jamie Whincup and Shane van Gisbergen will return for a fifth season with the Banyo squad, with co-drivers Craig Lowndes and Garth Tander also on site at the team’s workshop to help take the covers off the 2020 challenger.

This year’s livery features a tweaked version of what the team ran in 2018 and 2019, with a predominant dark blue and whincup scheme boasting significant Holden and Red Bull signage.

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The team teased the livery on Saturday head of Sunday’s reveal, with the team explaining the 2020 colours feature a more “modern geometric take on the traditional team colours”.

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Supercars 2020: Holden retirement announcement, what does it mean for Supercars

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Holden hasn’t ruled out an early end to its Supercars programme in the wake of General Motors axing the iconic brand at the end of 2020.

Monday’s announcement comes as a major shock to Australian motoring – and the Supercars world – in the week leading to the season-opening Superloop Adelaide 500, with the field to congregate at The Bend Motorsport Park in South Australia for an official pre-season test on Tuesday.

Midway through 2019, Holden announced it would continue on with its factory programme, run by Triple Eight Race Engineering, through to the end 2021. Within seven months, Holden had announced it would retire the Commodore nameplate before announcing the brand would be retired altogether.

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SVG previews 2020 Supercars

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Supercars 2020: Holden retirement, Ford, Peter Brock, V8, Triple Eight, tributes

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Holden is about as intrinsically Aussie as any brand has ever been.

Monday’s announcement that General Motors would ‘retire’ the Holden brand name at the end of this year was met with near-universal sadness.

Holden is truly a household name in Australia, right there with Vegemite and Dunlop.

TV host Leigh Sales summed up the nostalgic heartbreak perfectly as she shared an old photo from 1978 as a young girl, standing on her front lawn in front of her family’s Holden.

“So many Australians would have a photo like this – approx 1978, in the background, Dad’s Holden Belmont, that schlepped us around for my entire childhood.”



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Supercars 2020: Holden retirement announcement, reaction, rival teams Ford, what does it mean for championship

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Fans, teams and rival brands are hailing Holden’s contribution to motorsport after the bombshell announcement General Motors will retire the iconic brand by next year.

Supercars teams and officials will hold urgent discussions with Holden, with the decision sending a shockwave of uncertainty through the Supercars field just days before the start of this year’s championship at the Adelaide 500.

Holden has long been an integral part of Australian motorsport and is associated with many iconic moments and heroes including the late Peter Brock.

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Red Bull Holden at its 2020 launch with drivers Jamie Whincup, Shane van Gisbergen, Garth Tander and Craig Lowndes.
Red Bull Holden at its 2020 launch with drivers Jamie Whincup, Shane van Gisbergen, Garth Tander and Craig Lowndes.Source: News Corp Australia



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