Hino Australia has signed a multi-year partnership as the Official Truck provider of the much-anticipated Toyota 86 Racing Series.
Hino is expanding its local motorsport involvement, after its major sponsorship of the V8 Supercars was revealed last week.
The Toyota 86 Racing Series is an affordable motorsport series based on the country's best-selling sports car, the Toyota 86 coupe, to be raced exclusively at selected V8 Supercars rounds.
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.
No stranger to motorsport, this year Hino took out a record seventh successive class victory in the punishing 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 inaugural round of the Toyota 86 Racing Series is set for the Winton SuperSprint (May 20-22).