Prodrive Racing Australia has welcomed aboard a new sponsor heading into the festive season. Ford Dealership Bayford Ford has come onboard as the team’s sole connection to the Ford brand after Ford Australia cut PRA’s funding the same year they clinched their maiden V8 Supercars title.
Ford Australia ran into criticism as it announced it would not provide any funding to Prodrive after the 2015 season, the same season the team won its first drivers title with Ford hero Mark Winterbottom.
Since the announcement there had been suggestions that a new funding scheme put together by Australia’s Ford dealerships could see the team re-named to the Ford Dealership team. That suggestion was pushed aside today as Prodrive Racing Australia confirmed that they would receive help from one Ford dealership. Bayford Ford will become the team official Ford dealer partner, supplying the team with its road vehicles and race car parts.
“[We are] Very pleased to announce an early Christmas present thanks to Bayford Ford who will be supporting us in 2016.” Announced the team on their Facebook page.
“They will be the official Ford dealer partner of our team, supplying us with road vehicles and race car parts. Great to have the #1 Ford dealer behind the #1 Ford team. A very Merry Christmas thanks to Bayford Ford”