2011 Toll Holden Racing Team Livery Unveiled

Mike Stevens | Jan 25, 2011

A year on from unveiling its 2010 livery, the Walkinshaw Racing and the Toll Holden Racing Team have unveiled this season's VE Commodore Series II V8 Supercar Championship livery.

Dropping Red Rooster from pride of place on the bonnet, Toll HRT will be powered by Rockstar Energy Drink - its branding now featured on the bonnet, roof and wing of the 2011 car.

Sitting alongside the new metallic version of the iconic driver and lion graphic and the new Toll identity, UD Trucks and ROH Wheels have also joined Toll HRT as major sponsors this year.

The unveiling of the new car follows the death of team owner Tom Walkinshaw, who lost his battle with cancer in December.

"Tom expressed to me during his illness, the need to ensure processes that kept his legacy intact and I am proud that we have successfully achieved that, from Board level to the factory floor. I will miss a great friend and colleague but I am determined that his life’s work will live on in HSV,” HSV boss Jeffrey Browne said at the time.

Driver James Courtney said he was excited about the opportunity to rejoin the team that kick started his V8 career, returning as the reigning V8 Supercar Champion.

“I am super excited about the opportunity to drive for the Toll Holden Racing Team, especially as defending Champion. My goal is to be the driver to deliver the team its next title,” Courtney said.

Courtney said working alongside 2007 Series Champion Garth Tander would be a motivating factor in his quest for back-to-back titles.

Tander said he was thrilled with the look of his new car and looking forward to the challenges of a new season and working with his new team-mate.

“Peter Hughes and John Leung have done a tremendous job with the new logo and livery, it gives us a refreshing start to the year,” Tander said.

“Last year did not deliver the results the Toll HRT had hoped for, but our car showed good speed at times. We now have a challenge of getting the team back to the top where we were in 2009,” he added.

The new-look Toll Holden Racing Team will hit the track for the first time in 2011 this Saturday (29 January) for the official V8 Supercar Pre-Season Test at Sydney’s Eastern Creek Raceway.

The first race in the 2011 International V8 Supercar Championship is the Yas 400 at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi on 11/12 February.

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  • Steve Thompson says,
    4 years ago
    Looks good - now make it go good HRT. Courtney should be front runner from round 1.
  • daviepops says,
    4 years ago
    Too dark, too drab, too boring ... what happened to the traditional red and white ... the back to the future HRT livery used for Bathurst 2010 would have been sooooo much better.
  • MJ
    MJ says,
    4 years ago
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    This series has become a joke.
    Who cares anymore.
  • charles says,
    4 years ago
    Exactly MJ, I can't believe people still follow this garbage.
    • MotorMouth says,
      4 years ago
      As opposed to what other racing series? V8SCs is definitely the best motor racing I have ever seen and most other series around the world do things in a very similar way these days. The racing is very close and the standard of driving, engineering and everything is as good as, if not better than, any other series, up to Formula 1. If you don't like V8SCs, then you really don't enjoy motor racing at all, because motor racing doesn't get much better.

      And before you start whining about it being only Holden and Ford, have a look at the German equivalent, DTM - in a country with at least five manufacturers, they also only have two brands competing. Worse still, Audi is one of them and they don't even sell a RWD car, but that is exactly what they race in DTM. Both the British and World Touring Car series also feature only a very few manufacturers and most of the privateers drive older model cars that sometimes aren't even available new any more.
  • Wheelnut
    Wheelnut says,
    4 years ago
    You're right; that's why its 2nd behind the AFL in terms of both TV Ratings and Crowd Attendances.... and more "new" sponsors wanting to get their logos on the cars.
  • Patrick Lyons says,
    4 years ago
    Motorsport Legend Murray Walker says that our V8 Supercars are the best Touring Car Category in the world better than DTM and BTCC. There are also a number of Euro Drivers who are lining up to have a go driving a V8 Supercar in the Enduros.

    If you look in a V8 Supercar Car park there are more cars than just Holdens and Fords.. there are a considerable number of Euros and Jap cars - which indicates the V8 fans want to see good clean fast racing whihc is what the V8s give them.

    Then there are those who don't like Holdens or Fords but keep asking for a real production car series with more manufacturers. It already exists its called the GT-Production series which is a support category to the V8s.
    Which means that not everybody at the track is necessarily a V8 fan or a bogan - if anything they are a badge snob which IMO is just as bad
  • MJ
    MJ says,
    4 years ago
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    A V8 limited to 7500 rpm.
    ROFL
    Mind you, I don't think these old clunkers could rev much more anyway.
    As for close racing, yeh, it's on a par with nascar, I'll give you that.

    And about as interesting.
    Yawn.



  • Steve Thompson says,
    4 years ago
    I think Cochrane is a master spin doctor. Those 'second only to AFL' TV ratings I'll be willing to bet, relate to the enduro rounds (Bathurst in particular) . The TV audience during the regular rounds has been waning I read....

    I loved Group A, even if the local manufacturers didn't always win, they (Holden) built better road going models to match it with the Japs and Euro's.

  • MotorMouth says,
    4 years ago
    No they didn't, nothing from that era can possibly compare to a VE or FG. Holden and Ford build great cars because they can and because that's what people want.
  • Will says,
    4 years ago
    2 likes
    The factor that people actually follow this formula beggars belief. Calling them boguns or yobs does boguns and yobs a disservice.

    The Bathurst 12 Hour will be on in a few weeks, bringing together the big guns from Volkswagen, Nissan, and for you General Motors and Ford aficionados performance derivatives of both. There will be a vast variety of machines competing. All machines are derived from their various manufacturers. Get along and see an authentic test of performance of your icon.
  • PeterG says,
    4 years ago
    If only the Bathurst 12 hour had more production cars like the good old days of Bathurst.The entry list is too small and wont get me to watch.

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