With De Pasquale arguing that he might lose further spots if he eases off to let Reynolds by, tensions boil over between De Rosa and Erebus CEO Barry Ryan.
“Jump on the radio and tell him now too,” says De Rosa as a part of a long-running exchange.
That’s met by a stern Ryan reply of: “You’re the engineer, I f***ing told you to do it!”
Reynolds ultimately brings his Commodore home in sixth, one spot ahead of his teammate.
Driver-share goes to the next level
The driver-share model came into Supercars this year with Matt Stone Racing opting to split race weekends between rookies Zane Goddard and Jake Kostecki, but Erebus take that concept to the next level here.
Cameras follow the team out to the Erebus Academy Drive Day at the Norwell Motorplex in Queensland, where De Pasquale’s ability to mentor young racers becomes clear.
The most notable part of the segment however is when Reynolds and De Pasquale jump in a car, with the latter taking the instructor’s role given his knowledge of the Paul Morris-run circuit and cars.
Tracking priceless interactions between the pair, they soon enough agree to let De Pasquale look after the braking – such is the ability of an instructor car.
The steering and acceleration is left to Reynolds, making for a true team effort to guide the sedan around at high speed.
“Do you trust me?” De Pasquale is heard asking Reynolds, who declares the experience “the most stressed I’ve ever been.”
Keeping up with the Klimenkos
The docuseries’ pilot episode revealed an untold pain from Erebus team owner Betty Klimenko’s childhood.
Now, an insight is provided into her relationship with husband Daniel.
“Daniel is an enigma. He just knows my puzzle pieces, he knows how to put me together properly,” Betty says.
“He doesn’t pick me up when I’m down, he kicks me in the butt. That’s the type of person Daniel is.