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Toyota Forklifts Lift Support For Pye at Sandown, Bathurst and Adelaide

Team 18 have announced the return of Toyota Material Handling Australia and its Toyota Forklifts brand as title partner on Scott Pye and Warren Luff’s #20 Toyota Forklifts Team 18 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 for the Sandown 500 and the Bathurst 1000, as well as the season-ending Adelaide 500.


This deal marks the return of Toyota Forklifts, a decade-long partner of Team 18, as the major backer for Pye’s Camaro for the second time this year, after he represented the brand at the Perth SuperSprint in April.


A global-leader in the material handlings sector, Toyota Forklifts are proud to partner with the team for three of the most prestigious events on the Australian motorsport calendar.


Pye and Luff will race with the same livery that graced the Perth round, with Toyota Forklifts carrying major branding on the doors and bonnet, with additional support from TMHA’s Huski Construction Equipment on the rear quarter panel.


Currently positioned 13th in the championship standings, Pye has his sights set on breaking into the top ten during the final four events of the season, which include Sandown, Bathurst, Gold Coast, and Adelaide.


For the endurance races, Pye will be joined by the seasoned co-driver Warren Luff. The action is set to kick off with practice sessions this Friday, leading up to the Sandown 500 on September 17. Fans can catch all of the weekend’s action live on Fox Sports and Kayo.



Scott Pye, driver #20 Toyota Forklifts Team 18 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

“I’m thrilled to have Toyota Forklifts back on board as our major partner for the Sandown and Bathurst endurance races as well as the Adelaide 500. These races hold a special place in my heart and I'm eager to make them proud as we tackle these iconic events together.”


“Toyota Forklifts has been a long-standing partner of Team 18, and their return for these prestigious races is a testament to the relationship we've built and together with Luffy onboard we’ll be going out there to deliver the results they deserve and have a shot at the win.”


Charlie Schwerkolt, Team Owner - Team 18

“It’s amazing to welcome back Toyota Forklifts as our title sponsor for Sandown, Bathurst and Adelaide.


“These aren’t just races but legendary events on the sporting calendar, so to represent a global brand on our biggest stage is a real honour for us.


“We’re excited to continue our journey, spanning over a decade, and represent Toyota Forklifts in three of our grandest races of the season, kicking off this weekend at Sandown.”


Steve Takacs, President and CEO - Toyota Material Handling Australia

“We at Toyota Material Handling Australia are excited to announce our title sponsorship of Team 18 for the major Supercars events of Sandown, Bathurst and Adelaide.


“As a leading provider of forklift solutions, we see Team 18 as a perfect fit with their dedication to performance, teamwork and innovation and we are proud to continue our partnership for the tenth year in succession.


“We are proud to support Scott Pye again and his co-driver Warren Luff as they take on the endurance races. It’s great to see this combination back together and we look forward to supporting their efforts.


“We look forward to a thrilling race weekend and wish Scott and the entire team the best of luck for a successful event in Sandown.”

The Toyota Forklifts Team 18 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 pictured with a Toyota Forklift

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