Hot on the heels of the announcement that it will be the truck sponsor for V8 Supercars, Hino has announced it has signed a multi-year partnership as the Official Truck provider of the Toyota 86 Racing Series.
The Toyota 86 Racing Series is a new affordable motorsport series based on the country’s best-selling sports car, the Toyota 86 coupe to be raced at five V8 Supercars rounds this year.
As sign of its support for the series, a Hino 700 Series SS 2848 ProShift 16 high roof air prime-mover will be used to help transport category support equipment and selected cars to race rounds.
The Hino logo will be displayed on all left and right rear guards of the competing cars, and also on the official shirts, jackets and race suits.
Hino Motor Sales Australia National Marketing Manager Sarah Rosales said Hino’s involvement with the Toyota 86 Racing Series aligns perfectly with the brand’s ongoing competition program.
“Hino is an avid supporter of Australian motorsport and the accompanying developments arising from it. We are proud to have this series in our backyard,” Ms Rosales said.
Hino seems to have gone from nothing interns of motor sport involvement to being just about everywhere, with the Japanese brand also taking out a record seventh consecutive class victory in the Dakar Rally. Hino Team Sugawara’s win in the Under 10-litre truck category marked 25 years since Hino became the first Japanese truck manufacturer to enter the rally in 1991.
Beginning in less than three months, the first round of the Series is set for Winton near Benalla in Victoria on May 20-22.