Mount Panorama is the most iconic motor racing circuit in Australia, home to Supercars most iconic race on the calendar – the Bathurst 1000. So what better opportunity to release a livery of paramount significance to both Matt Stone Racing and round naming right sponsor, SP Tools.
As MSR previously mentioned, Todd Hazelwood’s car #35 will carry the retro livery from SBR x SP Tools era.
Shane van Gisbergen’s car #9 (now Kumho Cup champion Brad Neill’s car) sported the SP Tools livery between 2008-2012. Our recent social campaign asked fans to guess the year of the livery – we can now proudly announce it is the 2012 colourway with the striking white and orange details on the prominent blue background.
Not only will this retro Bathurst livery carry the iconic SP Tools branding, it’s an ode to a special lady from within the SP Tools family. SP Tools CEO Kevin Davis has recently lost his wife, Leesa Davis.
Kevin Davis would like to use this opportunity to give Leesa one last ride around Bathurst to pay respect to her and have her name going around the mountain.
She had always wanted to go for a few laps around Bathurst, and Matt Stone Racing are making that happen via naming the livery after her “Leesa’s SP Livery”. This livery, with its dual significance will be retired after the Bathurst 1000 never to be used again.