Seasoned Supercars driver Alex Davison will take the wheel of the #4 Erebus Wendys Racing car at the final round of the V8 Supercars Championship at the Coates Hire Sydney 500.
Further to the role undertaken by Dean Canto last fortnight at Phillip Island, Davison will support Erebus’ push to develop the car and the team.
“We have a development plan in preparation for 2016 and beyond, and we are focussed on it,” explained Erebus Motorsport’s Barry Ryan.
“Dean did exactly what we asked of him at Phillip Island, however he doesn’t have experience at Homebush.
“Alex, who finished eighth in 2013 when he last raced at Homebush, is the perfect choice for the team’s requirements this weekend."
Welcoming the opportunity to get back behind the wheel of the E63 Supercar, Davison is keen to tackle a SuperSprint round.
“I'm excited to get back into a V8 Supercar at a Sprint event, as opposed to an Endurance event which is what I've been doing the last few years," said Davison.
“I've driven for Erebus for the past two season in the enduros, and I have a really good relationship with the team, so I can't wait to get stuck into the weekend.”
While Davison's brother Will won a 200km race in Perth earlier this season, the Erebus team is looking for more consistency.
“We are one of three manufacturers who have won races this year, but we need to be a front-running team week in, week out," Ryan explained.
“Our overall development program reaffirms our commitment to our team, sponsors, and fans.
“We hope that substituting Ash [Walsh] over the last two rounds of the season with experienced drivers will prove productive for our program.”