MSR returns to Ford, confirms Chevrolet’s future

A Truck Help Chevrolet Camaro. Render: Nick Moss Design

Matt Stone Racing made a transfer at Ford whereas confirming that the division will stay on Basic Motors’ aspect when Supercars transitions into Gen3 subsequent yr.

The Yatala crew’s unnamed crew principal is the son of Jimmy Stone, co-manager of Stone Brothers Racing, which gained three consecutive Supercars titles with the Blue Oval within the 2000s.

MSR reported final yr that it was weighing a return to Ford, which debuted in the primary sport in 2018.

When Walkinshaw Andretti United’s defection with Ford was authorized final week, questions flared once more over whether or not MSR would do the identical.

That was rapidly settled, nevertheless, as Speedcafe.com reported that there could be no different crew battling the Mustangs subsequent season.

This was complemented by a push that Ford was “about high quality over amount” and that “we’re right here to win, not make up for numbers.”

Speaking about the way forward for MSR, Matt Stone made a degree of devoting a clip to Ford to elucidate why Basic Motors is the popular possibility, whereas saying that his group will not be right here to get away.

“Identical to any huge choice in any enterprise, there have been many components that needed to be weighed,” Stone mentioned.

“MSR is in Supercars, not simply to make up for the numbers as we’ve proven with our steady enchancment and outcomes.

“We’re right here to win, and the standard of our key partnerships is vital to reaching this objective.

“As a racing crew, the general efficiency of the automotive was after all on the high of our checklist and we’ve little doubt that the Chevy Racing Camaro would be the excellent package deal during which we will win races.

“We have been additionally impressed by the management and assist at Triple Eight, one thing Ford did not supply.”

MSR is at the moment a Triple Eight shopper crew and has stepped up the standings to complete seventh within the constructors’ championship this yr – forward of each Workforce 18 and Brad Jones Racing.

Jack Le Brocq places the Truck Help-backed crew entrance of the grid at Symmons Plains, whereas teammate Todd Hazelwood hovers on the sting of the championship high 10.

Subsequent yr might be Matt Stone Racing’s sixth yr within the Supercars Championship. Render: Nick Moss Design

Chevrolet Racing basic supervisor Chris Payne welcomed MSR’s renewed dedication, which prompted them to order three Gen3 Camaros.

“We’re excited that Matt Stone Racing is becoming a member of the Chevrolet Racing Camaro for Gen3,” mentioned Payne.

“Matt and the MSR crew have proven an important dedication to GM product in any respect ranges of competitors and we’re excited to work with them as we enter the following thrilling period.”

Stone additionally confirmed that they’re going to even be utilizing GM vehicles in Super2 and Super3, and it has made as much as seven entries throughout the three tiers of Supercars.

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