25 Sep 2012
Dick Johnson Racing and naming rights sponsor, Norton by Symantec, today revealed a very special livery for the 50th Running of the Bathurst 1000.
The Bathurst-only livery, revealed at DJR's Headquarters in Queensland, marks the first time the team have reverted back to the popular livery made famous by Dick Johnson's fabled incident with 'The Rock' in 1980.
The design on the Team Norton DJR Falcon, which will be driven at Bathurst by James Moffat and Alex Davison, pays homage to Dick's legendary Tru-Blu XD Falcon.
Dick won the Bathurst 1000 in 1981 with John French, on his return to the Mountain following the 1980 incident with this livery. The win was a way for Dick to repay all the fans who had donated money to the team and supported him during the tough times.
"I am thrilled with how the new livery has turned out, it looks great! Bathurst is such a big part of the V8 Supercars calendar and to recognise its 50th anniversary in this way is very special," Team Norton DJR Driver, James Moffat said.
"I am very happy that sponsor Norton want to run my Tru-Blu livery on James and Alex's Team Norton DJR Falcon at the 2012 Bathurst 1000. The win in 1981 was an emotional one for me and the team and has never been forgotten by motor racing fans around the world since," Dick Johnson, Owner and Team Principal of Dick Johnson Racing said.
"As we get set to mark the 50th anniversary of the Bathurst endurance race, Norton is excited to contribute to the celebrations by honouring an iconic livery in Australian motorsport history, bringing back to life Dick Johnson's Tru-Blu livery on the modern day Team Norton DJR car. We are proud to be a sponsor of V8 Supercars and delighted to be able to share this commemorative livery with motorsport fans," said Trudie Wood, Senior Marketing Manager, Consumer Business Unit, Symantec Corporation.
The Team Norton DJR Falcon will also run Dick's iconic #17 instead of the #18 it has run throughout the year, with DJR team mates, Steve Johnson and Allan Simonsen running #18.
25 Sep 2012
V8 Supercar driver James 'Moff' Moffat loves the Bathurst action so much he chooses to stay right at the track, so Australian motorhome hire specialist Apollo Motorhomes is providing James with a motorhome for in-pits accommodation during the epic Bathurst 1000 event, at Mt Panorama on 4-7 October.
That means spectators on the hunt for accommodation around Bathurst can choose to ‘drive the same vehicle as Moff'. The Team Norton/DJR driver will use one of Apollo's Euro Deluxe motorhomes for the event, driving it down from Brisbane with partner Leah.READ MORE
17 Sep 2012
Sunday saw the duo starting 16th with Davison taking the first stint and James taking over the #18 Falcon FG in Lap 60, two laps down after a piece of air box that jammed the throttle had to be removed and rejoining in position 27.
James finished Sunday's race 26th overall and remains 23rd in the 2012 V8 Supercar Championship with the iconic Bathurst 1000 just around the corner.
James drove in practice one and finished 20th
Co-driver Alex Davison drove in practice two and finished 10th
Moffat and Davison share practice three finishing 18th