Erebus Motorsport has today received a mid-Championship boost,with corporate partners MEX Maintenance Software and Neil Buckby Motors linking with the team for the remainder of the year.
Unveiled at the team's Test Day at Queensland Raceway this morning, MEX Maintenance Software and Neil Buckby Motors branding will feature on the bonnets of both Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG vehicles for the next two rounds of the V8 Supercars Championship at Ipswich and Sydney Motorsport Park.
Both partners will then revert to specific locations on the cars for the remainder of the year, with MEX Maintenance Software to feature on the rear quarter of Will Davison's #9 car and Neil Buckby Motors to feature on the windscreen banners of Lee Holdsworth's #4 car.
Erebus Motorsport CEO Ryan Maddison said it was exciting that both companies were committing to the team for the remainder of the year.
"It is exciting to be welcoming two new organisations to the Erebus partnership family for a very solid second half ofthe year," Maddison said.
"Mex is new to the world of V8 Supercars and we are proud that they have chosen to come on board with Erebus Motorsport as we continue to pursue our milestone within the sport.
"Neil Buckby Motors are passionate about the automotive industry and motorsport. We had an association with the team earlier in the year at the Tasmania 400 and it's great that they are taking their commitment to the next level in this space with us.
"Having achieved a higher level of qualifying and race performance including arace win and another podium finish to date this year, we are looking forward to what the second half of this year will bring for the team and all our existing partners.''
MEX General Manager and Founder Steve Ninnes said the partnership with Erebus Motorsport was an exciting step for his organisation.
The Brisbane-based company is Australia's leading Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
MEX supplies solutions to over 10,000 users worldwide, in industries such as mining and minerals, light and heavy manufacturing, food processing and manufacturing, hotels, resorts, hospitals and government. MEX has delivered measurable results to asset-intensive businesses for the past 20 years and continues to be at the forefront of the maintenance industry.
"We make software that helps engineering companies to get the utmost out of their equipment,'' said Ninnes.
"For us, we look at downtime and costs. For Erebus, it is performance and reliability. Not too dissimilar from what we attempt to do every day.
"And being behind the Erebus Motorsport team driven by the hallmark of excellence that is Mercedes-Benz AMG is something that Maintenance Experts can be proud of."
Tasmanian-based, owned and operated Neil Buckby Motors represents Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, Subaru STI, Great Wall and Foton in Northern Tasmania. The company enjoys a strong sales internet presence with up to 200 cars online and retailing pre-owned vehicles Australia wide.
Neil Buckby Motors Dealer Principal Crichton Lewis and General Manager Ben Newman are both motorsport enthusiasts and look forward to an ongoing partnership with Erebus Motorsport.
"I am very proud for our locally owned family Company to be involved at this level of motorsport," said Newman.
Lewis added: "We are very appreciative of the opportunity Ryan Maddison and Betty Klimenko have given us to be part of the Erebus Motorsport V8 experience.''
Erebus Motorsport has both E63s on-track at Queensland Raceway today, utilising one of its three independent test days for 2014 prior to the Coates Hire Ipswich 400, which begins August 1 at the circuit.