Erebus Academy teenager secures key backing

  • Dunlop Super2 Series
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  • 09/07/2021
  • By James Pavey

Erebus Academy driver Jaylyn Robotham has secured continued support from iconic Australian parts company Rare Spares ahead of this weekend's NTI Townsville 500.

It marks another key step in Robotham's career in the development series following a successful debut in Bathurst.

The 18-year-old made his Dunlop Super2 Series debut in an Image Racing Commodore backed by Rare Spares at Bathurst in February.

There, he finished 10th and fifth in the two races, and arrives in Townsville seventh overall.

Recently acquired by Genuine Parts Company, Rare Spares will feature on the teen's car for the remainder of the season.

"We are delighted to continue our support of Jaylyn," Rare Spares General Manager Lance Corby said.

"We have keenly watched his progression in Supercars and look forward to delivering money can’t buy experiences to our clients and partners with Jaylyn for the remainder of the season."

Erebus CEO Barry Ryan added: "It’s great that a brand as recognised as Rare Spares is putting their faith in a young driver like Jaylyn.

"Young drivers are the future of our sport so it’s important for businesses like Erebus and Rare Spares to help these drivers to reach their full potential and assist with their racing budgets."

Robotham was keen to hit the track after a near five-month break.

"To represent such an iconic Australian brand like Rare Spares for the remainder of my first Super2 season is epic," he said.

"I can’t wait to roll out in Townsville, it’s been way too long since Round 1 at Bathurst."

Robotham will hit the track at 9:55am AEST local time for Practice 1 on Friday.

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