Hino Geelong has announced it will back this year’s Victorian State Rally Championship with the chairman of the Victorian Rally Panel Tom Ruessman revelling the partnership at the recent Victorian Rally season launch.
Hino Geelong’s support ism at a dealer level, the Hino brand’s motor sport backing has ramped in recent years with national level sponsorship of the Supercars Championship and Toyota 86 Racing Series. along with its global involvement in rally raids having contested and won its class multiple times in the gruelling Dakar Rally over the past two decades.
Hino Geelong dealer principal Brad Till is a regular competitor in VRC events campaigning a Subaru WRX in the series in recent years til Hino Geelong displayed prominently on the car
“Having competed in the Victorian Rally Championship (VRC) for the past few years I felt there was a relationship between the hobby of rallying and the business we are in – Hino Trucks,” said Brad Till.
“The Victorian Rally Championship has a well-supported competitor and volunteer base and our plan is to showcase the sport to prospective and current Hino Truck Owners whilst exposing Hino Geelong to the greater rallying fraternity, their clubs, friends, family and the wider community” Till added.
The 2019 CAMS Hino Geelong Victorian Rally Championship is to be contested over seven rounds starting with the combined NSW Rally Championship event, the Border Oils and Batteries Mitta Mountain Rally on March 2.