Today it has been decided to terminate the agreement between Marcus Marshall and WPS because of certain breaches. Consequently Marcus Marshall will no longer be driving for Team Australia in the Champ Car World Series.

The breaches were serious and substantial and occurred before the Surfers Paradise event.

Given the significance of the Surfers Paradise event to Champ Car, Queensland and Australia, there was a resolve to defer all decisions until after the Surfers Paradise race. This allowed time for proper consideration of all the circumstances.

After careful consideration of the breaches it was unanimously agreed to by all team owners (Craig Gore, Derrick Walker, John Fish) to terminate Marcus Marshall's driver and sponsorship agreement effective immediately.

It is disappointing for all concerned, however the breaches were considered incapable of being remedied by all team owners.

Given the termination and the form and nature of the agreement, no further comments can be made.

Statement date: Thursday, October 27, 2005

-team australia-