Team BOC has unveiled a mildly revised livery for its assault on the 2010 V8 Supercar Championship, with the #8 Holden Commodore to be raced by Jason Richards gaining an added colour or two.
The brand new chassis carries an updated version of the 2009 livery, created by the Holden design office, with more blue than its predecessor despite retaining similar lines.
The new car is the first Commodore to be built in-house at BJR, but will mirror its Walkinshaw Performance sisters, with the latest HRT specification that sees the driver sitting 35mm closer to the centre of the car and featuring the latest PI computer system. The Team BOC Commodore will also be powered by the new Noonan Race Engineering engine, after the team signed a new engine supply agreement with the Queensland-based operation.
BOC is joined by current major sponsors Securecorp, SteelBlue, Sony, Summit Fleet Leasing and Biante and new 2010 backers Fuchs, Trading Post, No Fear and Lansvale Smash Repairs.
“It's been a huge two months at Team BOC - the crew hasn't had much of a break since we raced at Sydney in December,” an eager Richards revealed, “A new car build is always a labour intensive operation, but the crew has done wonders and I'm looking forward to the chance to drive the car and start fine tuning it before we head to the Middle East.
“I have Wally Storey back engineering the car again this year and the addition of Matt Boniface's experience as my data engineer really strengthens the Team BOC crew.”
It's been a very busy pre-season for the Albury-based team, with the signing of Jason Bright, the building of the new car, the addition of a third car for the 2010 season and the signing of two new naming rights sponsors. However, it will be back to business as usual when the Team BOC Commodore debuts at the first official pre-season test day at Winton Raceway on Monday, before returning to the team's Albury workshop to prepare for the trip to Abu Dhabi the following week.