Freightliner revs up for Supercars

Tim Slade is pretty stoked with the new livery! Tim Slade is pretty stoked with the new livery! Tim Slade is pretty stoked with the new livery!

The Freightliner and Alliance Truck Parts colours will return for 2018 as Brad Jones Racing gains support for another two years


Alliance Truck Parts combine forces with fellow Daimler Truck and Bus company Freightliner to give driver Tim Slade’s number 14 car a striking yellow and black livery.

Slade is stoked with the livery and says the decision to continue working with Freightliner and Alliance Truck Parts was an easy one.

"The Freightliner Racing Commodore will be pretty bold on track this year. We did a one-off black and yellow livery for Alliance Truck Parts at Townsville in ‘16, and Nick was in similar colours for Freightliner at Winton last year," Slade says.

"The 2018 design is simple, and with the bright Alliance Truck Parts yellow being front and centre, you won’t mistake us for anyone else.

"It’s been great working with the team at Freightliner and Alliance Truck Parts, so it was an easy decision to keep the partnership going.

"Not only do Supercars fans follow us for the racing, they absolutely love the Freightliner Coronado and Argosy prime movers we take to the tracks.

"They are showstoppers and often people will be lining up to get photos in front of them."

Reflecting on 2017, Slade hopes for even better results this year with the new shape commodore and all-new engine configuration.
"We gained some good momentum in the final rounds of 2017 and the couple of podium finishes saw us collect a couple of surfboards, trophies and spray some champagne, which is always a good time.
"With a new shape and new engine package for 2018, we’re ready to move forward and want to hit the ground running in Adelaide.

"As always, the boys have done a ripper job on the new car build so I’m excited to get into the season ahead."

Daimler Truck and Bus Australia director of aftersales, Greg Lovrich, is hotly awaiting the car’s first track appearance and backs Slade as the driver for the job.

"We are very excited to see the 2018 Freightliner Alliance Truck Parts car in the metal and can’t wait for it to hit the track.

"It looks fantastic, and we know that it will also be extremely competitive with Tim behind the wheel," Lovrich said.

Tim Slade and the Freightliner Racing Commodore will be on track this Friday for the Supercars first official test day at Sydney Motorsport Park.

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