Holden ZB Commodore Mobil 1 Boost Mobile Racing #2 Scott Pye 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Series
THE most successful team in the history of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship underwent a transformation for the 2018 season with some heavy-hitting names in world motorsport joining the Walkinshaw family in creating Walkinshaw Andretti United.
Ryan Walkinshaw’s connection with Andretti Autosport and United Autosports brought together organisations with rich histories of success in a variety of motorsport categories, making for an exciting new chapter in the team’s history as it rolled out of a pair of new shape ZB Commodores for the new season.
Once known as the Holden Racing Team, the team – now under the Mobil 1 Boost Mobile Racing banner – rolled out for its debut event at the season-opening Adelaide 500 in South Australia with James Courtney and Scott Pye returning for their second year together as teammates.
For teammate Pye the weekend was packed with positives as the team left Adelaide with four top 10 results from four attempts.
The South Australian native finished 10th on Saturday from 13th on the grid and improved further on Sunday by coming home eighth from 15th on the grid.
“It was nice to have a positive afternoon and grab a top 10 finish in the end,” said Pye post Race 2.
“We thought we could have been a little higher up in qualifying, so it wasn’t going to be an easy afternoon, but the car was really good, and the strategy worked well