Triple Eight Race Engineering, the racing team that develops and runs Holden Commodores in the Australian Supercars championship, has entered into a commercial deal with HP Australia, which will become the team’s ‘official technology supplier’.
In return for the HP logo featuring on the cars – prominently on the hood of Craig Lowndes’ Autobarn car and in a more minor position on Whincup’s and van Gisbergen’s cars – HP will enhance the team’s 3D printing capabilities, and cover its PC infrastructure, software and data transfer.
“This collaboration is a huge boost for Triple Eight and the two teams on track,” said Triple Eight managing director Roland Dane. “As an engineering company, we rely heavily on the information technology systems we utilize to deliver championship results on track. We analyze absolutely everything and require the very latest technology to do so.”
“Having HP Australia on board will help us take our capabilities to the next level. Its 3D printing services will further enhance our current capabilities to print components engineered in-house. 3D printing is transforming our business and how we perform, so to have HP Australia on board is a huge win.”