The event is the first official Supercars Championship Indigenous round in which MSR will pay its respects to the Larrakia people, the land on which Supercars will be racing at the Hidden Valley Raceway.
The artwork has also been designed by a local Larrakia artist Trent Bundirrik Lee.
The livery shares the story of the Kapok tree which signifies a change in season.
When coming up with the design, Trent explained he took into consideration the time of year that the Supercars Championship is visiting Darwin and the season in which we are entering.
The design features a pod casing opening with a white cotton like material that surrounds the seeds. This is replicated with the pod-like shapes and a blue dot which symbolises the fluffy material.
The team’s Commercial Director Al Bye expressed his delight at working with Trent.
“It’s been an absolute pleasure and an honour working with Trent on the design of the Truck Assist Racing cars for this week’s Merlin Darwin Triple Crown event,” Bye said.
“He embraced the colours of our race team whilst keeping his artwork authentic to the Larrakia nation which was really cool to be a part of.
“Right now, in Darwin we can see the Kapok tree in flower and just as they represent the change in season, Darwin also represents a pivotal part of our season too, so I really connected with this artwork.”
Lee has been painting and carving since he was eight years old. He creates lots of artworks, carvings, artifacts and painting murals around Darwin.
Lee’s recent work includes designing the guernsey for fellow AFL team the Gold Coast Suns.
For Lee seeing the livery on the MSR was a very proud moment.
“Obviously being a part of any sort of team, even if it is just providing the artwork, is a very proud moment for myself,” he said.
“I used to go to the V8 Supercars when they first came to Darwin so to see my artwork going around the track this weekend will be another very proud moment.”
MSR was very thankful for Lee’s efforts and the Larrakia people for their support.
The Darwin Triple Crown commences in the top end from 17-19 June.