Erebus' joy in Triple Eight Townsville drama

09 Jul
Rivals' radio argument 'entertaining and funny'

Erebus Motorsport CEO Barry Ryan says Triple Eight’s late-race argument was “entertaining” from his team’s perspective.

Triple Eight had both cars inside the top five late in Sunday’s race in Townsville, which was won by Anton De Pasquale.

Shane van Gisbergen passed Broc Feeney late on, before being told to give the position back.

Van Gisbergen debated the decision over the radio, before eventually letting Feeney by at the chequered flag.

All the while, Erebus title rivals Brodie Kostecki and Will Brown finished second and sixth.

Heading to Sydney, the four Camaros are covered by just 72 points — and Sunday’s Triple Eight dramas buoyed Erebus.

“I always scan the other teams, so it was entertaining and funny,” Ryan said in the post-race press conference.


“I’m glad I haven’t got a team arguing like they were the last few laps.

“It’s pretty easy with these two guys [Kostecki and Brown], they look after each other.

“Will and Brodie know what to do on-track and if they come across each other and somebody else is faster, they just let each other past because it just holds up the team, not the individual.

“It’s pretty easy to manage these guys and I'm looking forward to if they [Triple Eight] are having more arguments — they’re going slower, so it’s good.”

Brown leads Kostecki by seven points, with Feeney and van Gisbergen 26 and 72 points back respectively.

Triple Eight, meanwhile, slashed Erebus’ teams’ championship lead to 91 points across the weekend.

The 2023 Repco Supercars Championship will resume at the Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight on July 28-30. Tickets are on sale now.

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