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    Main Sponsor threatens to exit Supercars if V6's enter the sport.

    https://autoaction.com.au/2018/03/07...o-v8s-were-out

    One of Supercars’ most influential sponsors will pull out of the category if Holden’s V6 turbo engines becomes mandatory.

    The company’s Chief Executive has told Auto Action that Commodore V6s were “like rental cars” and that if the team he backs was required to run the engines from 2019, his company would exit the sport.

    “I do not want to see those engines in Supercars,” he told AA in Adelaide last weekend.

    “We’re out. We are not going to support a series that does not do its best for the fans.”

    The comments come at a time when the V6 development program is already running behind its original schedule, with no confirmation when a third Triple Eight Commodore ZB will appear in its planned ‘Wildcard’ appearances.

    Thursday’s edition of AA names the team and presents full detail on why he thinks a V6 turbocharged Supercars is a bad idea.
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    Is this the beginning?

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    Well they can sponsor one of the Ford V8 teams

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    I hope it's Redbull!

    But I'm worried it's Supercheap.
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    Why do you think its supercheap?

    Might be a Holden sponsored car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Futura View Post
    Why do you think its supercheap?

    Might be a Holden sponsored car?
    Hopefully is a Holden sponsor.
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    Off the back of Holden removing access to the V8 block for 2019

    https://www.speedcafe.com/2017/12/12...omote-v6-2019/
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    This is not going to end well. There will be some backlash on holden blocking the use of the V8.

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    I'll be very surprised its SCA, not their honcho's style allowing this out of the bag and also would upset countless supporters of theirs who don't own V8's, they would prefer having a foot in both camps.
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    This will be very interesting. Would love to know who it is.
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