Kostecki back on track in Winton test

09 Apr
Reigning champion Brodie Kostecki will today turn his first Supercar laps since November 2023
  • Brodie Kostecki to test with Erebus on Wednesday

  • Winton test Kostecki's first Supercar laps in 136 days

  • Thomas Randle to steer Castrol Ford at Winton

Wednesday marks a key moment in the comeback of Brodie Kostecki, who will turn his first Supercar laps since November 2023 on Wednesday.

In major news confirmed Monday, the reigning Supercars champion will return with Erebus Motorsport at the upcoming ITM Taupō Super400.

Todd Hazelwood substituted for Kostecki at the Thrifty Bathurst 500 and Australian Grand Prix, with the 2017 Super2 champion impressing to ninth in the points after the first two rounds.

For the first time in 136 days, Kostecki will steer an Erebus Chevrolet Camaro Supercar, having sealed the 2023 crown at last November’s VAILO Adelaide 500.

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"I'm excited to be back behind the wheel again, I needed some time away to prioritise my health,” said Kostecki, who will run the champion’s #1 in his comeback event.

"I'm grateful for the support, privacy and time Betty [Klimenko, team owner], Barry [Ryan, CEO], and the team have given me."

Tickford Racing driver Thomas Randle will also be on track at Winton on Wednesday.

Randle will be behind the wheel of his #55 Castrol Mustang for a Supercars-sanctioned Ford engine test that will be used to validate the final specification of upgrades that were made prior to round one of the 2024 season.

Given the tight turnaround for teams prior to Round 1, changes were interim using prototype parts.

The inaugural Taupō event will be held on April 19-21. Fans are encouraged to secure their ticket options, with Saturday and Sunday general admission and grandstand allocations exhausted.

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