Stone Brothers Racing and Ford end partnership

Stone Brothers Racing (SBR) and Ford have mutually agreed to end their relationship at the completion of its current contract which comes to an end on 31st December 2012.

Ross Stone, Team Principal SBR has thanked Ford for its 15 years of support.

Leaving Ford was not an easy thing to do but as car markets change here in Australia.

Ross Stone

“Since SBR’s inception in 1998 Ford has backed the team and together we have enjoyed many successes including three Championship wins – two with Marcos Ambrose in 2003 and 2004, and again with Russell Ingall in 2005. We also won Bathurst with Jason Bright and Steven Richards in 1998.

“Leaving Ford was not an easy thing to do but as car markets change here in Australia I felt the time was right for a new challenge and with Ford’s mutual agreement we have decided to part ways.

“We will be racing a Ford Falcon for the last time at Olympic Park in December and will see out our contract which ends this year.

Lee Holdsworth
Lee Holdsworth

Photo by: Edge Photographics

“I’d like to thank Ford and all our supporters for their backing and we now look forward to entering a new era of racing with Erebus Motorsport,” said Stone.

Graham Barrie, Group Manager – Motorsport, Sponsorship and Event said: “We have enjoyed a long and very successful partnership with Ross and Jimmy at Stone Brothers, including winning a number of driver and team Championships together. We wish them well for the future and look forward to beating them on the track.”

Source: Stone Brothers Racing

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Series Supercars
Drivers Marcos Ambrose , Jason Bright , Russell Ingall , Lee Holdsworth , Ross Stone , Steven Richards
Teams Erebus Motorsport
Article type Breaking news
Tags ambrose, australia, bathurst, bright, ford, holdsworth, ingall, richards, sbr, stone, v8supercars