Castrol has been announced as the naming rights sponsor on Rick Kelly’s Nissan Altima for 2018 ahead of this weekend’s Supercars season opener in Adelaide.
The naming rights deal is an expansion of Castrol’s existing arrangement with Nissan Motorsport.
“I couldn’t be more excited to represent Team Castrol in 2018,” said Kelly. “Those Castrol colours are pretty revered in Australian Motorsport, so it’s definitely special to represent them.
“Castrol has flowed through my life for decades. They were the lubricants in our farming machinery in Mildura, on the bobcats I worked on in my teens, all the way through to my Bathurst victories in 2003-2004. Castrol as a brand has supported Todd and I since the start of Kelly Racing in 2009 and have been a great partner of the team since then.”
Castrol’s marketing director Ben Rose said the company was excited about the new arrangement and that motorsport ‘has always been a part of Castrol’s DNA’.
“Through Castrol Racing we want Nissan Motorsport to be able to unlock the true potential of their race cars, and we believe that we’ll see that potential translate on track in 2018,” he said.