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Just Car Insurance welcomes Dontas in V8 Ute Series

Wednesday 14th January 2015
Adelaide based V8 Ute driver Craig Dontas is pleased to announce a naming rights partnership with one of Australia’s leading insurance providers for modified, high performance and imported cars - Just Car Insurance, for the new racing season. In addition, Dontas will make the switch to Erebus Motorsport, with the V8 Ute arm of the V8 Supercar race winning team set to prepare and manage the Just Car Insurance Racing Holden V8 Ute for the eight round series. 

The association of Dontas with Just Car Insurance will represent the business’ second year in a row as a major partner with a V8 Ute after their return to national level racing in 2014, as the major sponsor for Elliot Barbour. With the Victorian young gun moving to the Dunlop V8 Supercar Development Series, Dontas is looking forward to further strengthening Just Car Insurance’s presence in the series in 2015. 

“I’m really looking forward to having Just Car Insurance as the naming rights partner for my V8 Ute campaign in 2015. We had some very exciting activations and promotions throughout last year that well and truly brought Just Car Insurance back into the forefront of Australian motor racing. Elliot delivered some impressive results on-track and we will be aiming to build on that this season,” Dontas said. 

In addition to the naming rights partnership with Just Car Insurance, Craig will make the switch across to Erebus Motorsport with the V8 Supercar team expanding their presence in the Australian V8 Ute Racing Series. 
“It’s exciting to be working with Erebus Motorsport this year, they are a team with personnel that have a wealth of engineering knowledge and experience in racing that will create a very solid foundation for our racing campaign this season. I’m looking forward to getting into testing ahead of the first round at the Clipsal 500 and getting to know the team in order for us to deliver some impressive results right from the start of the year for Just Car Insurance,” Dontas added. 

Brand Manager for Just Car Insurance, Susie Katona affirmed that the insurer is looking forward to continuing their association in the V8 Ute Series with Craig Dontas in 2015. With a large proportion of the spectator and fan base for the V8 Ute Series commonly associating themselves with the modified car market, Katona sees it as a beneficial fit for the business moving forward. 

“We really enjoyed re-establishing the brand’s involvement with racing at a National level last year with Craig and Elliot. We achieved some great results with the Just Car Insurance V8 Ute. Craig is a driver with a wealth of experience and is a very strong ambassador for his sponsors. We are looking forward to being back on the grid and the podium this season,” Katona said.

Round one of the 2015 Australian V8 Ute Racing Series takes place at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide, SA from 26 February – 1 March. 

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