EREBUS REVEAL NEW LIVERIES AND NEW ENDURANCE DRIVERS
Erebus Motorsport has today revealed the liveries that David Reynolds and Dale Wood will run in this year’s Supercars Championship.
Reynolds will again be backed by Penrite and will drive a newly built Commodore at the Clipsal 500, which is the first he has in his career.
“We finished last year with really good momentum so I’m really excited for what’s to come,” Reynolds said.
“The boys have built me a new car and it’s special because it’s a new chapter in our story.
“I’m really looking forward to our first test day next week, it’s the first time in my entire career that I’ve had a new chassis, so I’m looking forward to driving something new.”
Wood is looking forward to the challenge of a new car to learn.
“Lots of new things this year, new team, new car and new number; I think #99 has a nice ring to it,” Wood said.
“So far so good, everything is feeling nice and comfortable and I’m looking forward to kicking the year off.
“I’m excited to get into a new car, it is different to the previous Holden’s, but as quickly as I can adjust to that the better we’ll be.
“We spend a lot of time together throughout the season and it’s also important to be comfortable with the team around you, it’s been really good and I’ve been lucky enough to have spent a fair bit of time with my crew already.”
Erebus has recruited two new co-drivers for next year with Luke Youlden coming on board to partner Reynolds and PRA refugee Chris Pither joining Wood.
Podiums are the main aim for Youlden and with Reynolds forms a very strong partnership.
“Coming from the dark side back to the red team, I’m really looking forward to getting back in a Holden,” said Youlden.
“I am hoping this car suits my natural driving style, and I know Dave is quite aggressive, so I’m looking forward to seeing if I can match him and move up the field together.
“Expectations are definitely podiums; I’ve had lots of podiums but no wins yet, so I really want to get that top step too.
“I’m also looking forward to working with Alistair (McVean), he’s always been an arch enemy and he came on board late last year and the team has really moved forward.”
Pither will join Wood once again after pairing up together in 2014
“I’m really excited to pair with Dale again, and to be part of Erebus for the first time is also exciting and Sandown can’t come around quick enough,” Pither said.
“Off the back of driving full time in 2016, it puts me in a pretty good place, I feel comfortable and confident unlike previous years when I didn’t have as many miles up.
“We had some good showings when we were together last and I feel confident we can put our best foot forward and be up the pointy end.”
Reynolds and Wood will start their campaigns at the Clipsal 500, March 2-5.
Date posted: February 16, 2017