Published on May 16th, 2019 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Nugara Gets New Audi for Australian Endurance Championship
2018 Australian GT Trophy class race winner Rio Nugara steps up to the outright championship for season 2019 with a new title sponsor, a stunning new livery, and a new car in which to contest the CAMS Australian Endurance Championship alongside Supercars part-timer David Russell.
Debuting the colours of Rich Energy, Nugara will take over the driving duties in the Audi R8 LMS GT3 that took Geoff Emery to both the 2017 and 2018 Australian GT titles, although it will sport not just a new livery, but also the new 2019 ‘evolution’ kit on the second-generation R8.
Nugara has been a colourful addition to the GT ranks and is always a visible presence in the paddock, not the least for his stunning liveries. This year continues that trend with the recent signing of Rich Energy as his title sponsor for the CAMS Australian Endurance Championship, alongside David Russell.
Nugara and Russell already share a strong bond through Russell’s coaching of the Melbourne-based Nugara across the last 12 months, a relationship which saw Nugara claim three Trophy class victories last season to push title rival Nick Kelly all the way to the final round of the season.
For Rich Energy Australasia’s Bernard Puz, the opportunity to join Nugara’s 2019 Australian Endurance Championship program presented an ideal opportunity to further promote the brand in the region.
Rich Energy first burst onto the motorsport scene in late 2018, the British-based company having recently launched a premium new energy drink after six years of product development, a product which is sure to attract plenty of attention alongside Nugara’s new Audi across the coming season.