Matt Stone Racing is proud to announce a formal partnership with the Australian Army ahead of the 2024 Repco Supercars Championship.
MSR has signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RAEME) Corps of the Australian Army.
It will see two RAEME Vehicle Technicians (VT) – that would ordinarily work on Defence vehicles – embedded into the MSR team at nearly every Supercars event this season.
The programme is designed to have rotating participants for each event, providing a chance for meticulously selected VTs in each region the Supercars calendar visits to be given an opportunity.
Over a race weekend, the Army mechanics will be hands-on alongside the core MSR Supercars mechanical crew, complimenting each other with experience and skill.
They will be embedded into the team at every step of the experience, from unloading the truck, to having a specifically tailored role in the garage during live on-track sessions, to Sunday night pack-up.
Both MSR Chevrolet Camaro Supercars will also don the official RAEME Corps Badge on Nick Percat and Cameron Hill’s entries as a nod to the partnership.
The formality of the partnership strengthens an already existing relationship between the team and RAEME.
In 2023 and 2022, Army VTs joined the MSR team at selected rounds, however, the formalised partnership will see the programme take a further step up in 2024.
“It’s a great honour to be partnered with an organisation that we hold in such high regard as the Australian Army,” said MSR Team Owner, Matt Stone.
“Our relationship and partnership with RAEME has been fantastic, where we get people who are the same as us, automotive mechanics, but from a different walk of life in the military sector.
“They come in as, not just an extra set of hands to help out, but skilled tradesmen, and passionate ones at that.
“We are pleased to be formalising this partnership for the longer term, and look forward to working with RAEME across Australia and seeing both organisations benefit further from the programme.”
Last year, MSR was invited to the RAEME’s 81st birthday celebrations at Gallipoli Barracks in Enoggera, where the team put on a pit stop demonstration.
The MSR crew then tackled the Army’s obstacle course at Kokoda Barracks in Canungra in December.