Legendary former Supercars crew proprietor Roland Dane believes a “poisonous office” is behind reigning champion Brodie Kostecki’s want to go away Erebus Motorsport.
And Dane has known as on the Supercars hierarchy to resolve the scenario and guarantee Kostecki finds a brand new place on the grid for 2024.
The crew introduced final week that Kostecki would sit out the opening spherical of the season, with Todd Hazlewood to race on the Bathurst 500 later this month.
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It set off an unsightly chain response with three of the crew’s largest sponsors pulling their agreements with Erebus.
Kostecki continues to be in talks with the crew in an try to barter a break up, however has not spoken publicly as to his causes for eager to depart.
Nevertheless, it’s understood that Kostecki has fallen out with crew administration and CEO Barry Ryan and it seems unlikely he’ll race for Erebus in any respect in 2024.
Now Dane, former proprietor of Triple Eight Race Engineering (Purple Bull Racing) who led them to 9 drivers’ championships as crew boss earlier than stepping down after the 2021 season, has known as out Erebus over the continuing saga.
“I shall be as clear as I might be. This isn’t a difficulty of psychological well being, as alluded to by Supercars, at the least not on the a part of Brodie,” he wrote in a column for Speedcafe.
“This can be a case of what seems to be a poisonous office. Different groups and Supercars have seen proof of this previously.
“As an example, some 18 months in the past an electronic mail (addressed to just about everybody concerned in Gen3 growth) emanated from the crew in query that was so venomous that the CEO of Supercars was obliged to step in and try and clean the waters. However long-term injury was accomplished. That’s only one instance. There are others.
“If a psychological well being subject is outlined as somebody being unable to deal with a noxious office then perhaps I’m incorrect.
“However in my judgement the chance is that any psychological well being points lie with those who create such a office, not those that discover it arduous to be part of it.”
Dane known as for Supercars to step in and guarantee Kostecki finds a drive for 2024.
He wrote: “And so, the underside line is that it falls to Supercars to be very proactive in resolving the scenario that the class finds itself in proper now. That entails management of the best stage.
“Brodie must be on the grid as quickly as potential. If meaning a change of crew, then make that occur. It’s occurred in different classes through the years at brief discover.
“There are instruments at Supercars’ disposal that they will use. Have the center to make use of them if vital and be certain that the most effective pursuits of the game as an entire are upheld.”
He added: “A crew that loses its largest sponsors in a single day is a crew in disarray. Let’s not deny it. No one deliberate that to occur. So clearly one thing is deeply incorrect.”
Initially revealed as Legendary ex-Supercars crew proprietor claims ‘poisonous office’ behind champ’s ugly break up