Super2 duo wide-eyed after Erebus Camaro laps

Dunlop Series
12 Sep
Monday was a big day for Cooper Murray and Jay Hanson
  • Murray and Hanson drove Erebus Camaro Supercar at Winton

  • Kostecki, Brown and engineers were on hand for the day

  • Murray and Hanson are third and sixth in Super2 standings

Monday proved a pivotal day for Dunlop Super2 Series drivers Cooper Murray and Jay Hanson, who were left wide-eyed by Erebus Gen3 Camaro laps.

Murray and Hanson were on track at Winton Motor Raceway on Monday as Erebus Motorsport conducted an evaluation day.

The Super2 rivals came together and each steered Will Brown’s #9 Coca-Cola Camaro at the Benalla circuit.

It was welcome reward for both drivers after rain disrupted the originally scheduled day back in May.

Murray and Hanson were both guided by Brown and Supercars championship leader Brodie Kostecki on the day ahead of Tuesday’s pre-enduro test.

“This was my first time driving a Gen3 car so it was amazing to get some laps under my belt and see how I go in one,” Eggleston Motorsport Super2 rookie Murray said.

“These opportunities are vital for my career as it gets me in front of a Supercars team and allows me to showcase what I can do and how I operate.

“Working with Will, Brodie and their engineers was great, there’s no shortage of knowledge and experience in this team. It was definitely a big learning day.”

Erebus Academy driver Hanson also completed an evaluation day with Erebus last year, was thrilled to be given the opportunity to stear the new generation vehicle.

“I’m so grateful to get the experience of a full day of Gen3 running because these are the steps I need to take to end up in the main game,” the teenager said.

“The Erebus Camaro was a completely different ball game from my Super2 car. From the vision, to the sound, to the way you drive the car, it was completely different experience.

“It was cool to see how the Erebus engineers structure their programs for tests like today and it’s been a real eye opener into what the main game consists of.”

Murray and Hanson are third and sixth in the Super2 standings respectively ahead of next weekend’s Penrite Oil Sandown 500.

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