Reigning Indianapolis 500 champions Andretti Autosport have announced today that the multi-championship racing team will enter the Australia Supercars Championship with Walkinshaw Racing and United Autosports.
The new partnership, Walkinshaw Andretti United, spans across three continents to combine a trio of icons in motorsport, creating a new racing enterprise, and will begin competition under the new banner in 2018.
Michael Andretti, CEO and Chairman, Andretti Autosport:
“I’m very excited to announce our new partnership with Walkinshaw Racing and United Autosports. I have always set a goal for Andretti Autosport to diversify and succeed across multiple platforms, and this opportunity is a natural next step for the team as we continue to expand globally. Together with Walkinshaw Racing and United Autosports, we now have three iconic organizations working together. We are determined to succeed, and I have full confidence that this new venture, Walkinshaw Andretti United, will become a leading Supercars team.”
Ryan Walkinshaw, Chairman, Walkinshaw Racing:
“It’s not only an alliance of technical expertise, but commercial prowess. Their experience, knowledge and record, both on and off the race-track, gives us, our current partners, and any future partners, access to global networks and talent pools. Today is the beginning of a new era. We are still firmly focused on the job at hand for 2017, but eagerly looking forward to 2018.”
Zak Brown, Team Owner and Chairman, United Autosports:
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!