Russell extends enduro deal with Erebus

19 Oct
David Russell will remain alongside Brodie Kostecki for a fourth straight year in 2024
  • David Russell signs on with Erebus for 2024

  • Russell has partnered Brodie Kostecki since 2021

  • Kostecki/Russell has delivered two Bathurst podiums and a Sandown podium

David Russell will remain alongside Brodie Kostecki for their fourth endurance season with Erebus Motorsport in 2024, the team has announced.

The veteran joined Erebus in 2021, and duly finished third in the Repco Bathurst 1000 with Kostecki.

The duo have formed one of the strongest enduro pairings on the grid, finishing fourth in the 2022 Great Race before coming home second in both enduros this year.

Kostecki and Russell fought back from an early double stack to finish second at Sandown, before racing to second in the Repco Bathurst 1000, the pair only beaten on both occasions by a Triple Eight car.

kostecki provisional pole 2023

“It’s a great feeling to be able to continue building on the last three years with Erebus and with Brodie,” Russell said.

“To know we will have that continuity next year coming off the back of a very strong endurance campaign is great and we definitely have some unfinished business.

“Myself and Brodie, as well as Erebus as a whole, have a desire to win races and that’s something that’s firmly on our minds as we go into the 2024 endurance campaign.

“It was a bit of a clean slate for Erebus back in 2021 with two new main drivers and two new co-drivers joining the team.


“I’m so proud to be a part of Erebus’ journey and to have been part of that transitional phase as well as this year’s Gen3 introduction, it was a no-brainer for me to continue with the team.

“I really enjoy seeing Brodie go about his role as the main driver. He’s an incredible driver and it’s going to be great to continue our relationship and continue building off each other’s strengths.

bathurst podium 2023

“Our goal for next year, as it always is, is to win races and we’re both confident in our abilities to do that.”

Erebus CEO Barry Ryan was delighted to retain Russell alongside the current championship leader.

“I consider Dave to be the best co-driver in pit lane so I’m really excited to continue working with him in 2024,” Ryan said.

“Brodie and Dave have proven themselves as one of the strongest enduro pairings on the grid and I have no doubt they’ll continue to be at the pointy end at next year’s enduro events.”

The Russell re-signing locks in half of Erebus' line-up for 2024, with the team also welcoming Jack Le Brocq, who replaces Triple Eight-bound Will Brown.

Jack Perkins joined Russell at the same time in 2021, and partnered Brown each year since. The second-generation driver also races an Erebus-prepared, Shaw & Partners-backed Commodore in the Dunlop Series.

Kostecki will continue his title push at next weekend's Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500.

Related News