Anton De Pasquale graduates to the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship this year following two seasons in the Dunlop Super2 Series and a spell in Europe.
After winning the Australian Formula Ford Championship in 2013, the teen from Melbourne set his sights on the European open-wheelers, entering the highly competitive Formula Renault 1.6 NEC Championship in '14.
He won the title in commanding fashion, winning nine of the 15 races.
Following the path to Formula 1, De Pasquale took the next step and entered the Formula Renault 2.0 series and became a member of the FIA’s Young Driver Academy, but opportunities beyond that proved limited.
De Pasquale headed home for 2016, teaming up with Bathurst winner Paul Morris in Super2, finishing 11th as a rookie and third in the non-points Bathurst race before rising to fourth last year.
Picking up two wins, six podiums and one pole position along the way, De Pasquale impressed Erebus Motorsport during a rookie test and has been signed to race its #99 Commodore this season.