Earl Bamber Motorsport and Team Hardpoint have split ways after learning New Zealand driver Will Bamber was arrested last month.
According to Sportscar365, Florida police arrested Bamber on August 29 with domestic battery charges.
Hardpoint only learnt of Bamber’s arrest on Monday and announced they had terminated their relationship “immediately and permanently.”
“The team independently learnt about the arrest through court documents, nearly a month after the arrest occurred,” read a Hardpoint statement.
“Hardpoint Motorsport has terminated the relationship immediately and permanently upon the alleged incident coming to light.”
Velocity News has reached out to Hardpoint and EBM for further clarification.
However, Bamber has spoken to Sportscar365 and said the arrest was a misunderstanding.
‘I’m extremely gutted that a personal matter that happened between my partner and I has now been made public,” Bamber said
“My partner and I love each other deeply and never had a domestic involvement.
“A full investigation was done and all charges were dropped.”
Bamber first joined the Hardpoint organisation midway through last year in a managerial role.
EBM then came on board for the 2021 IMSA championship and, later, the Porsche Carrera Cup North America series.