6 April 2022 | General


Nulon S5000 has welcomed Supercheap Auto as a category partner ahead of this weekend’s third round of the season at the Formula 1 Heineken Australian Grand Prix.

The partnership will see Australia’s most recognised retailer of automotive parts and accessories feature on the front wing endplates of all S5000 cars competing at Albert Park.

Drivers will also compete for the Supercheap Auto Pole Award, with $1,000 cash to be awarded to the fastest driver in Thursday’s qualifying session that will set the grid for Race 1 on Friday.

Nulon S5000 will contest two practice sessions and qualifying on Thursday, before three races on Friday, Saturday and Sunday respectively. A field of 16 cars is entered for the Grand Prix event – the largest in S5000’s history.

The winner of Sunday’s main race will receive the Alan Jones Trophy, named in honour of the 1980 World Drivers’ Champion who will be on hand to present the cup to the winning driver.

Live coverage of Nulon S5000 from the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix will be broadcast predominantly on Fox Sports and Kayo.

Justin Murray, Sponsorship Manager – Supercheap Auto

“Supercheap Auto is excited to be partnering with S5000 for its prestigious round supporting the Formula 1 Heineken Australian Grand Prix.

“S5000 represents so much of what racing fans, and we at Supercheap Auto, love about motorsport. High level open wheelers built in Australia, thundering V8 engines and some of the region’s best young talents racing for the Alan Jones Trophy make S5000 a must-watch racing category, which we are very proud to be part of.”

Nestora Strintzos, General Manager – Commercial & Partnerships, Australian Racing Group

“We are delighted to have Supercheap Auto, a significant partner of ARG’s motorsport portfolio, extend its support to S5000 for the third round of the Australian Drivers’ Championship.

“The Supercheap Auto Pole Award is a great addition to Nulon S5000 this weekend, and suitable reward for the fastest qualifier in a competitive S5000 field at Albert Park.”