17 Feb 2017
Erebus Motorsport has released their official line-up for the 2017 Supercars Championship at their headquarters in Melbourne today.
The team unveiled the new liveries that Supercars Championship drivers David Reynolds and Dale Wood will carry during the team’s 2017 campaign.
Reynolds’ #9 Holden featured refreshed graphics, while Wood welcomed an eye-catching look for his new #99 Commodore.
“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.”
Reynolds also said he was looking forward to a new season, his second year with the team.
“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.”
Erebus also revealed its full driver line-up for the year, with Luke Youlden and Chris Pither partnering Reynolds and Wood for the Pirtek Enduro Cup.
Youlden has a long and impressive track record in the endurance races, and will make his 18th Bathurst 1000 start this year.
“I’ve known Dave for a long time and his personality is infectious and his talent is unquestionable, so I’m really looking forward to driving with him,” Youlden said.
“Coming from the dark side back to the red team, I’m really looking forward to getting back in a Holden.
“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 is excited to be back with Wood after the pair joined forces for the long distance events 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.”
Alongside GB Galvanzing, the team is thrilled to welcome ADVAM, Polyflor and CRC Industries, while proud to continue successful relationships with Penrite Oil, Loco Energy Drink, Snap-on Tools, Malouf Holden, Momo, 3M, PPG Industries, BAMS, Corp IT, Natiive, King Springs and CM Security.
The team look forward to making their debut at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide, March 2 – 5.