By Auto Action
Date posted: October 4, 2022
The Triple Eight Race Engineering Supercheap Auto-backed wildcard will race a unique fan-themed livery at the 2022 Bathurst 1000, following a reveal in front of hundreds of fans at the sponsor’s Bathurst store today. 
The striking livery adorns the faces of thousands of race fans who submitted via a competition to feature on the #888 Holden Commodore ZB driven by Craig Lowndes and Declan Fraser. 
The ‘heartbeat’ emblazoned on the supercar is reference to the fans and their passion behind the sport, and the mountains featured on the rear-quarter panels of the car are a nod to the iconic Mount Panorama landscape. 
Event 11 of the Repco Supercars Championship, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. 3 Oct 2022
Lowndes is one of the most iconic names associated with the Bathurst 1000, having claimed the coveted Peter Brock Trophy a staggering seven times, with his most recent win coming in 2018 with Steven Richards, the same year he retired from full-time Supercars racing.
Lowndes will also become the first driver ever to record 300 ATCC/Supercars round starts this weekend and said he will feel the fans’ support when he races the livery around the Mountain.
“It’s the biggest race of the year and to be able to share it with our fans and literally take them on the ride around The Mountain is truly memorable,” he said.
“We are really excited to hit the track. We have had three successful test days, and Declan has shown some great speed and composure throughout. We have every intention of being right in the mix and giving the fans something to cheer about.” 
Event 11 of the Repco Supercars Championship, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. 3 Oct 2022
Lowndes will team up with Triple Eight’s Super2 championship leader, Fraser, who makes his Supercars debut at the famous Mount Panorama Circuit. 
“Revealing our Supercheap Auto wildcard livery in front of fans at Bathurst was one of the best experiences I’ve ever been a part of,” Fraser said.
“I am incredibly thankful for all their support as I embark on my first Bathurst 1000 and I can’t wait to hit the track.” 
Supercheap Auto first became involved in Australian motorsport as a team sponsor 25 years ago and were the naming rights sponsor of the Bathurst 1000 from 2005 to 2020. 
Event 11 of the Repco Supercars Championship, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. 3 Oct 2022
Supercheap Auto managing director Benjamin Ward said it was a thrill to showcase the wildcard entry.
“From Peter Hughes (livery designer) to Triple Eight Race Engineering, everyone has done a superb job of bringing this concept to life with the details of the heartbeat and mountain theme,” he said. 
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“Supercheap Auto has had a long and proud history at Bathurst for over two decades. We are delighted to be back here at the Great Race with the fans and our #888 Wildcard entry of Lowndesy and Decca.” 
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