DJR Team Penske Looking Forward to Pukekohe
October 30, 2016
Gold Coast, Queensland, 31st October, 2016: The 2016 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship heads to New Zealand's Pukekohe Raceway for the penultimate round of the series this weekend. The track holds special importance for DJR Team Penske when the No 12 MAN Truck and Bus Ford driven by Scott Pye delivered the team's first podium last year.
MAN Truck and Bus will again be the primary partner for the event with the expanded two car team in the striking silver and black livery. The round also holds significance as Fabian Coulthard, one of New Zealand's most popular drivers, makes his first start for DJR Team Penske at his home event.
The race team partnership is also important for MAN as it follows closely after the recent Australian release of the new MAN D38 truck. The addition of the MAN D38 to the range is the first time that MAN Trucks will offer a 15 Litre truck. Available in New Zealand for over a year the MAN D38 is targeted at the long haul segment of the market and is specifically tailored for B-Double applications. The truck offers the full suite of renowned MAN essentials including fuel efficiency,engineered safety and market leading comfort for long haul work.
"The MAN Truck and Bus brand has enjoyed a number successful rounds of the Supercars Championship as the naming rights partner with DJR Team Penske," President of Penske Transportation Group International, Randall Seymore said. "We now head back to Pukekohe with two carsin 2016, and will take the opportunity to showcase the brand once again. The MAN Truck and Bus range is building a strong following in New Zealand and the exposure we gain with the Supercars partnership is a key part of our annual marketing plan."
"We are pleased to once again feature the MAN Truck and Bus brand on both of our DJR Team Penske Fords at the New Zealand round of the Championship," said DJR Team Penske Managing Director, Ryan Story. "The event last year delivered DJR Team Penske its first podium so it holds a special place for all the team. The MAN livery has proved very popular with the fans and the reaction from the Penske Group customers and staff was fantastic. With both cars running MAN livery in 2016, we are looking forward to another strong result over the weekend"
About MAN Truck and Bus
MAN Truck & Bus AG, headquartered in Munich, Germany, is the largest company of the MAN Group and a leading international supplier of efficient commercial vehicles and innovative transport solutions. MAN Truck and Buses are leaders in safety, reliability and driver comfort, all supportedbylow whole of life costs delivering tangible return on investment.
Penske Commercial Vehicles, a subsidiary of Penske Automotive Group, is the exclusive importer and distributor of MAN Truck and Bus across Australia and New Zealand. Additionally, in conjunction with RMVA, MAN Truck and Bus is in the process of delivering over 2,500 military vehicles to the ADF.
With a network of 65 dealers across Australia and 16 dealers across New Zealand, Penske Commercial Vehicles providesfullauthorised parts, service and warranty functions for MAN Truck and Bus. The group also has dealer representation in Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and Indonesia.