Kiwi Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen will defend his crown in his traditional car #97.

The 27-year-old has opted to waive the use of the customary #1 as reigning series champion to stick with his familiar number for the 2017 season which begins on the streets of Adelaide in early March.

His Red Bull Holden Racing Team showcased can Gisbergen's decision with a teaser video showing glimpses of the team's new livery for 2017.

With the team taking over the Holden Racing Team mantra - the only factory-supported Holden outfit on the grid - there is a lot more red as part of the Red Bull design.


The team will reveal its new livery in full next week.