Nissan Norton Hornets to swarm Townsville

Nissan Motorsport’s Norton-sponsored Altima V8 Supercars will reveal a brand new livery and a new team name in next weekend’s Sucrogen Townsville 400.

Renamed the ‘Norton Hornets’ for this event only, the Nissan Altima squad of James Moffat and Michael Caruso will also debut a new Hornet-themed livery.

Norton’s two bright yellow Nissan Altima V8 Supercars were quickly dubbed the ’Hornets’ by race fans in, its debut season, in the country’s premier professional motor racing series.

In response, the global security software leader, Norton, has now created a Hornet Internet safety super hero character, which will make its first ever appearance at Townsville’s V8 Supercar event next weekend.

Norton’s new Hornet character is a major feature of the Nissan Motorsport team’s bold new livery, and forms the axis around which the company has created fun activities and competitions for kids, consumers, and trackside spectators.

“For Norton, the Hornet is all about keeping safe while having fun. We love our V8 Supercar racing and we love to have a bit of fun with it. The Norton team is the perfect vehicle to take our messages promoting online safety to the masses, especially kids,” driver of the #360 Norton V8 Supercar, James Moffat said.

“The team has embraced the new Hornet character and what better place to celebrate its introduction than Townsville!”

Moffat’s, teammate Michael Caruso agrees.

“We want the whole city on board! Almost 5,000 yellow Norton antenna headbands will be given away over the race weekend and we encourage everyone to join the swarm, have fun and stay safe when online.”

James Moffat sits 14th in the V8 Supercar Championship and teammate Michael Caruso is 20th.

Be sure to catch the new Norton livery and the Norton Hornet Race Team when they hit the track for the first time during Friday’s practice session.

The Norton Hornets seven steps to online safety:

1.     Be careful about clicking links in email, instant messaging and social networks.
2.     Secure your computer and/or smartphone with a password to stop unauthorised users from viewing your information
3.     Log out of accounts when you are done.
4.     Don’t download, make online purchases, or install software or apps without checking with your parents.
5.     Limit what you share online. Don’t list private information in public online locations and only post photos and videos your parents would approve.
6.     Be kind online. Let your online activities be an example to others.
7.     Make sure you use comprehensive security software on all your computers and mobile devices.Nissan Motorsport’s Norton-sponsored Altima V8 Supercars will reveal a brand new livery and a new team name in next weekend’s Sucrogen Townsville 400.