Global leader in sports watches, dive computers and precision instruments, Suunto, has been chosen as the sponsor of Australian motor racing team, Penrite Racing, to support the drivers and team in training and races for this year’s Australian Supercars Championship season.

Penrite Racing’s first race of the season takes place in Sydney this week March 4 to 6 as part of the Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight and marks the first opportunity for the drivers and high-performance staff to track detailed metrics in training and during racing using Suunto watches.

Suunto head of Australia and New Zealand, Damian Commane said, “No matter what challenge or aspiration, our watches are built for any extremity, whether it’s a walk in the park or a race at lightning speeds. Our sponsorship with Penrite Racing aims to deliver on that promise, and we hope our contribution gears the team up for a big year ahead.”

Penrite Racing commercial director, Gavan Wills added, “As we embark on our inaugural season, we’re thrilled to have Suunto onboard to supply its trusted sports watches to our drivers and team. Their experience and performance in the most extreme of sports really lends itself to Supercars and motorsport and we’re looking forward to Suunto helping drive our performance throughout the year.”

As a key component of the partnership, drivers will be supplied with Suunto’s flagship 9 Peak sports watches. In addition to providing health monitoring and broader fitness tracking capabilities, drivers will also be optimising the dedicated motorsports mode in the watch, allowing for detailed tracking metrics and the ability to log lap timings.