10 Oct 2014

Ford set to quit V8 Supercars

11:43 am on 10 October 2014

Ford will quit the Australian V8 Supercar series from the end of next year, according to an Australian newspaper report.

The Daily Telegraph says Ford are set to drop the V8 Supercars from their $65 million sponsorship programme in a move that will end the iconic Ford v Holden Mount Panorama racing war.

Ford's future in the sport has been under a heavy cloud since the American car giant announced the Falcon would be axed in 2016 after Ford's Australian factory closed.

Holden's future on the grid is assured with the Australian manufacturer signing new deals with both the Holden Racing Team and Red Bull Racing Australia, despite suggestions early this year that Holden would also quit the sport after deciding to close down its Australian operations.

But the future of the Commodore still remains clouded beyond 2016, with the car facing the axe when Australian manufacturing stops.