Tweaked livery for Holdsworth/Baird Mercedes

Wednesday 10th September, 2014 - 10:01am

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The revised livery for the Holdsworth/Baird Mercedes

The revised livery for the Holdsworth/Baird Mercedes

Lee Holdsworth and Craig Baird’s Erebus Motorsport Mercedes-AMG has been given a revised livery ahead of this weekend’s Wilson Security Sandown 500.

While still running without a primary commercial sponsor, the car will now feature a large ‘NASCAR-style’ #4 on its front doors and roof.

Lubricants brand Fuchs meanwhile returns to the bonnet, replacing Neil Buckby Motors, which is retained as a minor sponsor.

According to Erebus, the new livery was “designed in celebration of Holdsworth’s recent contract extension with the team on a multi-year agreement”.

“We are heading into a really exciting phase of our year so we wanted to match that excitement with updated liveries for our cars as well as celebrate Lee’s recent re-signing,’’ said Erebus CEO Ryan Maddison.

“The response to our Erebus Team Beko livery for the #9 car has been really positive since that was unveiled and I’m sure people are going to enjoy watching the #4 car fly around the track at Sandown as well.

“We have borrowed the traditional Nascar style design whilst putting our own Erebus slant on it. I know Lee can’t wait to show it off.’’

The new door graphics replace the team’s AMG Customer Sports branding, which had been on Holdsworth’s car since Darwin.

The AMG logos have now been transferred to the rear wing of both team cars.

“We’re really pleased and really positive to be able to run the logo, which is why we came out really loud and proud with it,” explained Maddison.

“No matter what occurs with sponsors, we’ll always be running the logo in some form.

“It (the size of the logos) has no inference on the relationship or the dialogue that’s taking place (with AMG about 2015).”

The Davison/Davison entry will debut Erebus’ latest engine upgrades at Sandown, which Holdsworth and Baird will likely receive ahead of next month’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

Holdsworth and Baird scored a breakthrough fourth place finish at last year’s Sandown 500 and are now paired together for the third consecutive endurance campaign.

The #4 and Erebus decals have replaced AMG Customer Sports on the doors

The #4 and Erebus decals have replaced AMG Customer Sports on the doors