Holden ZB Commodore Mobil 1 Boost Mobile Racing #25 James Courtney 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.
Courtney – who swapped to car number 25 for the new season to celebrate Mobil’s 25th season with Walkinshaws in Supercars racing – was forced to fight back on Sunday from a lowly 14th on the grid to come home sixth after an entertaining scrap with Craig Lowndes.
And it proved to be Courtney who was first onto the podium, recording a brilliant second place in Race 1 after qualifying third in the Top 10 Shootout.
“It’s the start of a long journey, but it’s great that it’s begun so well,” said Courtney post-race.