Australian advanced lighting technology company VAILO has entered a two-year partnership with Walkinshaw Andretti United (WAU) as it expands its presence in Australia before establishing a presence in the United States.
VAILO has put its support behind the team as Major Partner and Official Technology Partner for 2023 and the remainder of 2022, with VAILO branding being rolled out on the team cars’ livery, driver’s suits, crew uniforms and helmets.
VAILO Founder and CEO Aaron Hickmann said VAILO’s support of one of Australia’s most respected teams signifies their commitment to motorsport and furthers the connection to the US market.
“The Supercars Championship is one of the most prominent car race series in Australia and we couldn’t be prouder to be partnering with such an esteemed team,” Hickmann said.
“The alignment forms part of a strategic vision that will see us connect directly with motorsport in Australia and abroad, specifically with Andretti Autosport in the US, where we plan to have an office by the end of the year.”
Walkinshaw Andretti United Team Principal Bruce Stewart said the partnership is a testament to the strength of the WAU team.
“We couldn’t be happier that VAILO has trusted us to introduce them into the motorsport world as it shows the strength of the brand globally,” Stewart said.
“Passion and a drive to win are at the core of our business and it’s exciting to partner with a like-minded company which I have no doubt we will enjoy great joint success with. VAILO is showing their commitment to motorsport here in Australia, which is really cool to see.
“It also happens that there’s a strong connection to South Australia with Nick (Percat) and VAILO both from Adelaide, so we are really looking forward to enhancing that connection with two major races in South Australia still to come this year.”
VAILO’s brand has already been introduced with its unveiling on the indigenous liveries in Townsville, and fans will see it on a new livery at the upcoming OTR SuperSprint at The Bend from July 29-31.