Erebus Motorsport’s Stance Against Brodie Kostecki Blasted by Peter Adderton in Supercars News 2024


Supercars sponsor Peter Adderton has questioned Erebus Motorsport’s motives amid an unwillingness to let its champion Brodie Kostecki cut ties.

Mystery surrounds the saga that led Kostecki to pull out of the Supercars season opener at Mount Panorama on February 23-25.

It’s widely believed Kostecki has taken issue with the team’s CEO Barry Ryan. It’s understood Ryan was briefly let go by the team only to be rehired by the squad’s owner Betty Klimenko a week or so later.

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Wide World of Sports understands Kostecki has been at odds with Ryan since the middle of 2023. The exact details of the fracas have not been outlined by either party with neither willing to comment on the matter as yet.

Suggestions of a toxic environment have permeated throughout the Supercars paddock and teammate Will Brown’s exit to Triple Eight Race Engineering is largely thought to have been motivated by his own issues with the team.

Adderton, the founder of telco Boost Mobile and personal sponsor of Kostecki, said the relationship between Kostecki and the team is irreparable and the two parties should split.

Although Supercars has been criticised by some drivers for its inaction, neither Supercars nor Motorsport Australia have intervened as Kostecki has not made a formal complaint to either.

It’s understood legal intervention is underway to negotiate a resolution between Kostecki and Erebus Motorsport.

Exactly what that looks like remains unclear. Wide World of Sports understands Kostecki does not have a drive lined up at a rival Supercars team. However, there are rumours of teams taking an interest in Kostecki’s services should he be made available.

“I think what you see right now is a relationship that has broken down. I think it’s broken down over time. I don’t think it happened over Christmas,” said Adderton on the latest Rusty’s Garage podcast.

“I think this is a relationship that has broken down for a while, and you only have to look at the personality of the guys who run the team and own the team to understand it takes a very special person to work with someone who has that approach in life.”

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