Brad Jones Racing has confirmed BOC will step down as a naming rights sponsor of the team next season.
The popular supplier of gasses, welding, safety and industrial equipment will however continue to support the Albury outfit although to a lesser degree than previous season.
The brand has long been associated with the team in a relationship stretching back to the teams Super Touring days. The naming rights sponsorship agreement is the third longest of its kind in the Supercars era.
BOC joined Supercars when it sponsored Andrew Jones’ Konica Series title winning Falcon in 2004.
The iconic red, while and blue colours moved into the main game the following season adorning Brad Jones and John Bowe’s BA Falcons, with the livery present ever since.
Although BOC is scaling back its commitments, team boss Brad Jones is pleased the company will continue to support the team to a lesser degree in the future.
“It will be very different not seeing the Team BOC car on the grid in 2017,” said Brad Jones.
“It has been such a rewarding relationship; BOC have been side by side with us over 12 fantastic years in Supercars.
“It is not the end of this relationship by any means, BOC will continue to support us in 2017 and beyond; so you will still see BOC on our cars and you’ll see their products in our workshop and at the race track.”
“While we will no longer be a naming sponsor in Supercars in 2017 we are very pleased to continue working with and supporting Brad Jones Racing and their team,” added BOC Head of Sales and Marketing Bruce Currie.
“BOC is very proud of our long association with Supercars and Brad Jones Racing and we look forward to the teams’ ongoing success on the racetrack in 2017.”
BJR will feature a new look driver line-up next season with Nick Percat joining Tim Slade, while Jason Bright departs the operation.
The squad plans to continue as a three-car outfit in 2017.