Dear Partners & Fans,

We are emailing to advise you that our sports team Facebook page has been taken down like many thousands of other pages in Australia in the past 24 hrs. As many of you will know from the news in the past day or so, Facebook has overreacted to the proposed new media laws that will require Australian media news outlets to be paid by Facebook for their content.

Whilst the team is flattered that Facebook have decided that Matt Stone Racing is the only Supercars Team in Australia that is newsworthy, given they haven’t closed the pages of any other Supercars team, it is very disappointing for our young team to have this channel of communication with our fans closed on the eve of the first big race of the season at Bathurst next weekend.

The team have reported the issue to both Supercars and Facebook through the official channels provided by Supercars management, but it appears that Facebook won’t even be reviewing these issues on their platform for at least a week or more.

The good news is that the teams Instagram page is still fully operational, and we encourage all our Supercars fans and partners to follow Matt Stone Racing on Instagram for all future team videos, team news and race weekend updates.

Please click here to support and follow MSR on Instagram.

Supercar’s supporters can also follow all the news at MSR by joining the teams FREE SUPPORTERS CLUB by clicking here

Team Owner Matt Stone had this to say: “It’s certainly disappointing. As someone who competes at the highest level of Australia sport, to be unable to communicate with the millions of fans that love and follow our sport on the Facebook platform is not ideal. All I can hope for is that the Fans get behind MSR and follow our Instagram page until these issues are resolved. Our team has had really good lead into next week’s race, and we are certainly very keen to keep all our fans and team partners updated in the lead up and throughout the Repco Mt Panorama 500 next weekend.”