Premium quality automotive tool brand, PK TOOL, will join highly experienced Porsche Carrera Cup and leading Supercar endurance race co-driver, David Russell, at Mount Panorama this year.
The PK TOOL logo will appear prominently on the sides of car #99, which is prepared by Earl Bamber Motorsport, a team that has enjoyed success this season across its highly competitive three car stable.
PK Tool is one of several renowned professional automotive specialty tool brands supplied to the auto repair industry and DIY enthusiasts across Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region by Pro-Kit. Established in 1984, Pro-Kit is an Australian, almost four-decade strong family owned and operated company.
Russell is one of the fastest Porsche Carrera Cup drivers in Australia and has a particularly strong record at Bathurst in the ultra-competitive category, along with Supercars, Australian and International GT and Production Car racing. He has gained outright wins, podiums, fastest laps and class victories at Mount Panorama across all of these categories. Russell raced to third in the Porsche Carrera Cup championship last season and took Porsche Carrera Cup runner-up honours in 2014 and 2008.
The PK Tool sponsored driver will perform double racing duties at Mount Panorama. In addition to his three Porsche Carrera Cup sprint races at Bathurst, Russell will join Supercars Championship leader, Brodie Kostecki, in the Coca-Cola Erebus Motorsport Camaro, seeking to go one better than their superb second place at the recent Sandown 500 in Melbourne. (Russell and Kostecki finished fourth in the 2022 Bathurst 1000 and third in 2021).
PK Tool will join Russell for the ride with helmet signage across his Porsche Carrera Cup and Supercar racing efforts at Bathurst from October 5 to 8.
“We are very excited to be promoting our premium quality, trade-proven tool brand, PK TOOL with such an accomplished driver at Bathurst for the first time in our family company’s 38-year history,” said Pro-Kit General Manager, William Zaarour.
“The entire Pro-Kit team are looking forward to watching our car competing in each of the three Porsche Carrera Cup races at such an iconic circuit and to be joining David Russell in his Bathurst 1000 co-drive as well. We wish him and his teams every success heading into the biggest motorsport weekend of the year.”
Russell said, “It is great to welcome Australia’s PK TOOL range to the world’s fastest one-make motor racing category at the most famous race weekend of them all.
“I have had some fantastic Porsche Carrera Cup races at Mount Panorama, including race wins, podiums and fastest laps and I am hoping to add more to my tally in October as a PK TOOL ambassador,” he said.
The trade quality PK TOOL brand is available from quality automotive parts and accessories stores across the country and has gained a strong reputation from automotive technicians and DIY enthusiasts for quality, durability and value. PK TOOL products cover a large range of general automotive tools including body repair, oil and grease change, most hand tools and more. For more information about the PK TOOL range visit www.prokit.com.au.