Stanaway 'stoked' for Shootout-bound Erebus

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 07/10/2022
  • By James Pavey, Main Pic by Erebus Motorsport

Richie Stanaway has praised Erebus Motorsport, which landed all three cars into the Bathurst Shootout.

Stanaway’s first qualifying session in 1048 ended in the shock result of the day.

The returning Kiwi qualified fifth in inclement conditions on Friday.

It was triple delight for Erebus, with Brodie Kostecki and Will Brown ninth and 10th.

Stanaway was lured out of retirement by Erebus and Boost Mobile founder Peter Adderton.

The 31-year-old will race with four-time Bathurst winner Greg Murphy, who will make his first start in eight years.

“I’m pretty happy with that,” Stanaway said.

“It’s my first time in the Shootout in Bathurst.

“I was a little bit worried at the end there, because we stayed out quite long.

“The tyres were over-pressured, so I was a bit concerned we would drop in the last few minutes.

“Luckily we held onto the spot. I’m super stoked for the whole team.

“For Boost Mobile to have three cars in the top 10, it’s pretty awesome.

“Let’s see what tomorrow brings.”

It will be Stanaway’s first Bathurst Shootout appearance, with Brown and Kostecki both making the 2021 one-lap dash.

It was a particularly impressive performance for Brown considering his Practice 4 crash.

Erebus had just on two hours to repair Brown's car, which was damaged after an incident at Reid Park.

While he is the talk of the town, Stanaway was typically reserved ahead of a potentially career-defining weekend.

“It’s awesome,” he said.

“I know it’s only qualifying for a 1000km race.

“But I was quietly hoping to get into the Shootout coming back.

“I'm stoked to make it in and looking forward to doing a Shootout here."

Co-drivers will tackle Practice 5 at 10:20am local time on Saturday.

The ARMOR ALL Top Ten Shootout will commence at 5:05pm.

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