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Walkinshaw Andretti United programme unaffected by Mega issues

Walkinshaw Andretti United insists that its Supercars Championship programme will ‘continue to operate as normal’ despite terminating its sponsorship agreement with Mega Limited.

The team signed a co-naming rights sponsor deal with the fuel company back in February, with Mega featuring heavily on the liveries of Scott Pye and James Courtney.

Eagle Fuels, a divison of Mega, also featured on Courtney’s car at the most recent event at The Bend.

Since then however, news emerged that Mega has entered receivership, leading to immediate question marks over the future of the sponsorship with WAU.

The Holden squad has now confirmed an immediate end to the agreement, with the team seeking replacement sponsors for the remainder of the campaign.

“Walkinshaw Andretti United advises that it has today terminated its sponsorship agreement with Mega Limited as co-naming rights partner, effective immediately,” a statement read. “The decision was made by the team as a result of the appointment of administrators to Mega and receivers and managers over its property; a situation completely out of the team’s control.

“WAU thank Mega for their support to this point in the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

“Our on-track programme will continue to operate as normal, starting with the Auckland SuperSprint on September 13-15, 2019.

“The team has commenced the process of securing replacement partner(s) for the remainder of the 2019 season, as an exciting opportunity arises for brands to have both local and international exposure through a major branding position on the car(s) at some of the biggest events on the calendar, including the upcoming Bathurst 1000.”