MAN Truck and Bus to DJR Team Penske

August 22, 2016

Gold Coast, Queensland, 23 August 2016:  The MAN Truck and Bus brand was first seen on the No 17 DJR Team Penske Ford at the 2015 Sydney Motorsport Park SuperSprint round, and makes a welcome return as naming rights partner of both the team's Ford's in 2016.

Coinciding with a new model release, MAN Truck and Bus will use the event as a prelude to the launch of the new D38 in early October. The addition of the MAN D38 to the range is the first time that MAN Trucks will offer a 15 Litre truck to the Australian market. The new MAN D38 is targeted at the long haul segment of the market and is specifically tailored for B-Double applications. The new truck will offer 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 is once again the naming rights partner with DJR Team Penske at the Sydney Supercars Championship round," the President of Penske Transportation Group International, Randall Seymore said. "With the expansion to two cars in 2016, we have taken the opportunity to showcase the brand as we prepare to launch a new model in the Australian market."

"The MAN Truck and Bus range is building a strong following in Australia and the exposure we gain with the Supercars partnership is a key part of our annual marketing plan. We find great engagement with customers and staff with the race team as we can provide a unique insight into the DJR Team Penske racing program at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend."

"We are pleased to once again feature the MAN Truck and Bus brand on both of our DJR Team Penske Fords at Sydney Motorsport Park," said DJR Team Penske Managing Director, Ryan Story. "The event last year was probably the turning point for us in 2015 as we qualified in fifth and if not for double stacking in the pits, were running for a top five finish. The MAN livery 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 hope to deliver a strong result over the weekend"

Scott Pye, driver of the sole MAN entry in 2015 added, "The MAN livery is very special to all of the guys at the team as it was featured at our first podium for DJR Team Penske in New Zealand last year. It is great to have them back on board."

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 supported by low 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 provides full authorised parts, service and warranty functions for MAN Truck and Bus. The group also has dealer representation in Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and Indonesia.