Gates® Motorsports Sponsorship of 2022 & SuperUte Naming Rights Sponsorship Launch

Mar 02, 2022

MELBOURNE, Mar. 3, 2022 – Gates® Australia today announced its lineup of motorsport sponsorships for the coming 2022 racing season. After interrupted cancelled and rescheduled rounds across the last two seasons Gates® has come out in 2022 with its largest sponsorship lineup in the company’s history in Australasia.

Gates® will be sponsoring Grove Racing which compromises of a number of motorsport categories. Grove Racing leads with the Penrite Racing team competing in the 2022 Supercar Series with newly signed drivers David Reynolds and Lee Holdsworth. David and Lee are successful veteran drivers with a combined win record of 50 wins and 179 podium places as well as Lee’s most recent Bathurst 1000 win last season. Gates® is excited to see what this newly formed team can achieve this season.

Grove Racing will also have rising star Matthew Payne competing in the Super2 series. Payne comes to Grove Racing as a karting star from New Zealand, holding various karting championships such as the KZ2 National Sprint Championship. Payne made his Super2 debut at Sydney Motorsport in 2021. At only 19 years of age the team has high hopes for Matthew this season.

Gates® is also the naming rights sponsor of the JKD Racing V8 SuperUte competing in this years V8 SuperUtes category. Team Director and driver Dean Brooking is hoping the Toyota Hilux will give him every chance for success in his rookie season in the category. Dean has experience in a variety of state-level events, most recently in the 2015 Hyundai Excel Championship series. Dean will compete in the six-round V8 SuperUte Series starting off on March 26-27 in Tasmania.

Gates® will also be sponsoring Grove Racing Team Owner Stephen Grove who will be competing in the Porsche Carrera Cup and Porsche GT Trophy Championship. Stephen debuted in 2011 at the Sandown state series and is a veteran driver with 8 wins and 27 podium places.

Gates® in association with its distributor Hydraulink New Zealand is sponsoring the Sullivan Racing teams 2014 Porsche Carrera GT3 Cup car in the South Island Endurance Series in New Zealand in 2022.

Gates® Australia launched its motorsport sponsorship lineup with an event at the Gates® Australia head office on Thursday the 17th of March, unveiling the new Toyota Hilux V8 SuperUte with its new livery as Gates® as the naming rights sponsor.

Gates® Australia staff were first to see the new livery revealed and were able to take photos and see the SuperUte up close, Dean Brooking, Team Director of JKD Racing got behind the wheel and revved the ute demonstrating its impressive 6.2 litre LS3 V8 engine.

Alongside Dean and the JKD Racing team, the staff got to meet Gates® sponsored Penrite Racing drivers David Reynolds and Lee Holdsworth. After a BBQ luncheon the staff had a Q&A with Dean and the Supercar drivers, followed by autograph singing and photos with the all the drivers.

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