DARK HORSE GALLOPS TO PODIUM
Bathurst 1000 Champions Erebus Motorsport are a ‘Dark Horse’ for the 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Soon after unveiling its new-look car, the team went on to put its driver David Reynolds on the podium in the first race weekend of the season, and second on the championship ladder as a result.
The team’s new ZB Commodore has a striking look, featuring a few tweaks to the familiar satin finish with the addition of some bold red and aggressive-looking lines.
“It looks mean, it looks fast,” David said.
This year marks David’s third season with Erebus, taking them to a career-best finish in the Drivers’ Championship with seventh last year.
“We’re the small team with a lot of passion and fight in us,” David said.
“Honestly, it’s better than I imagined and we have evolved so much as a team.”
Erebus has been labelled this year’s Championship dark horse, after proving its worth last season.
The Melbourne-based squad beat some of the category’s heavyweights and were rewarded a best ever finish of fifth in the team’s point score, in addition to victory at Bathurst.
“The car is pretty black, so we can’t get much darker,” David laughed, “it’s a cool tag to go into the year with.”
The team, who now enter their sixth season, are seen by many as the ones most likely to give the bigger teams a real challenge in 2018.
“A lot of people counted us out in the beginning and didn’t think we could make anything of it, but we just needed time to work it out,” Erebus Motorsport Team Owner Betty Klimenko said.
“I always believed in my team and what they could do, now everyone else can see that too. There’s no reason we can’t be up there and be considered one of the sport’s top dogs.”
The team’s campaign for 2018 got off to a strong start at the recent Adelaide 500 – David finished fourth in Saturday’s race before standing on the second step of the podium on the Sunday. These results would see him finish the weekend 2nd on the championship ladder.
Penrite Oil Director of Motorsport, Jarrod Harding, said: “Penrite is again looking forward to working with Erebus Motorsport to showcase our quality product. Every product the team uses out on the track can be purchased off the shelf at your local retailer.”
To find out more about the products powering the Dark Horse in 2018, visit www.penriteoil.com or call 1300 736 748 today.