Erebus and Fuchs to race beyond 2014

Fuchs Petrolub AG, will continue its role as a major commercial and technical partner of Erebus Motorsport V8 in 2014.

The world's largest independent manufacturer of lubricants, Fuchs Petrolub AG, will continue its role as a major commercial and technical partner of Erebus Motorsport V8 in 2014.

Fuchs, through its extensive range of lubricants, is a key partner of the Erebus team, with its major role being an increased involvement in the ongoing development of the V8 Supercar engine at the heart of the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG V8 Supercar.

Fuchs also supplies a wide range of products to the team's workshop at Yatala in Queensland and also to the pit/garage area at race tracks across Australia and New Zealand.

The new deal with Erebus marks the continuation of a partnership first started in 2008 and once again will see the Fuchs logo displayed on the front corners and inside bonnet of the #4 and #9 entries in the V8 Supercars Championship in 2014.

Lee Holdsworth, Erebus Motorsport
Lee Holdsworth, Erebus Motorsport

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"Fuchs Lubricants are excited to continue our involvement with Erebus Motorsport," said Fuchs Managing Director, Wayne Hoiles.

"Fuchs has watched and supported the team as it continues to evolve, and look forward to what Erebus Motorsport can deliver in the forthcoming season. With a new in-house engine development program we are excited about providing an increased level of technical support to the team.

"It's an ongoing journey to ensure we are delivering the best product, which ensures best results on the track for Erebus Motorsport,” concluded Mr. Hoiles.

Erebus CEO Ryan Maddison said the continuation of the Fuchs partnership was a key to the team moving forward.

"Having a company like Fuchs that shares our determination for success made it very easy to renegotiate for 2014 and beyond, they are a fantastic partner to Erebus Motorsport," said Maddison.

"Race conditions are said to be at least 10 times harsher on components than any road car application. When you consider the thousands of race kilometres we cover each year, you get a true appreciation for what Fuchs provides Erebus within our power train and servicing requirements at tracks across the country.

"We have been developing everything in the spotlight of competition and Fuchs has had to meet some true challenges with their products. Not only have they met and confidently exceeded all these challenges, they continue to work with our technical department on ensuring we can reach our goals of success in V8 Supercars."

The Fuchs logos have been seen on the Erebus Motorsport V8 Supercars throughout the 2013 season and appeared on Erebus' Bathurst 12 Hour winning SLS AMG GT3 Gullwing.

In 2014, Erebus Motorsport will take part in 15 separate V8 race events across the country including the Bathurst 1000 in October.

Erebus Motorsport V8

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Series Supercars
Drivers Lee Holdsworth
Teams Erebus Motorsport
Article type Breaking news
Tags e63 amg, erebus, erebus motorsport v8, fuchs petrolub , queensland, ryan maddison, yatala