Stone Brothers Racing Ends Ford Partnership To Help Usher Mercedes-Benz Into V8 Supercars
V8 Supercars team Stone Brothers Racing "will end a long partnership with Ford" in order to help usher Mercedes-Benz into the category next year, according to the AAP. On Wednesday, after almost 12 months of talks, SBR confirmed that they would "merge with Erebus Motorsport and race three vehicles from next year." In the new super alliance, SBR teams up with Erebus Motorsport "who have been dominant" in the Australian GT category racing Mercedes-Benz vehicles. SBR Owner Ross Stone said, "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" (AAP, 9/19).