Apr 6, 2022
Talbot collaborates with acclaimed Sydney artist Gemma O’Brien
Liam Talbot marks his return to Carrera Cup with art car livery
Liam Talbot has marked his return to the Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia Championship this season with a unique ‘art car’ design on his new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Type 992) car.
The 2019 Morris Finance Pro-Am Champion will be one of the strongest contenders in a stacked 2022 class, which sees the last five Morris Finance Pro-Am Championship race winners on the grid this season. The last time that happened was at Bathurst 2016.
This year will also mark the first time four different former Morris Finance Pro Am Champions have started the season on the same grid. Talbot will be among those in the hunt for podium positions and rejoins the successful Wall Racing squad for his 2022 onslaught. Wall Racing was the same team that supported Talbot to his maiden 2019 Carrera Cup Championship.
“It’s great to rejoin Wall Racing for this season and welcome back my long term sponsor WASH IT Mobile Truck washing as well as Paynter Dixon, Monochrome Asset Management and Urban Maintenance Systems,” Talbot said.
In designing his new 992 generation livery, Talbot wanted a car that represented his passion of racing with fun, style and uniqueness.
“The collaboration with acclaimed Sydney artist Gemma O’Brien is perfect, her artwork is featured in many galleries and murals around the world and in discussion with her on the opportunity, I discovered she’d always wanted to style her art on a race car,” Talbot said.
O’Brien is an internationally renowned designer and artist known for her bold graphics, illustrative lettering and murals. Her work has been commissioned by Apple, Nike, Tiffany & Co, Google and The New York Times.
Talbot’s newly liveried Porsche will roll out for the first practice session of Round 1 of the championship at the Australian Grand Prix on Thursday morning 11:45am (AEST).