Erebus Motorsport returns in 2023 a renewed force after a challenging 2022 season....
A new driver line-up, new engineering line-up and the departure of title sponsor Penrite marked a turbulent off-season ahead of 2021.
Will Brown and Brodie Kostecki heralded a new era for the team as it looked to return it its halcyon days prior to a difficult 2020.
The rookies did the business, Brown winning in Sydney and Kostecki scoring podiums at Sandown and Bathurst.
Wins went begging in 2022, but Kostecki managed to steal seventh overall in the very last race.
The team’s shift from Mercedes to Holden in 2016 worked a treat, with David Reynolds and Anton De Pasquale both winning in their time with the team.
Erebus announced themselves as a force to be reckoned with their maiden Bathurst 1000 win courtesy of Reynolds and Luke Youlden in 2017 – and the duo almost backed it up 12 months later.
Betty Klimenko’s involvement in Australian racing started in 1998, before entering Supercars in 2013 following the purchase of Stone Brothers Racing.
Erebus won a pair of races with the Mercedes package it developed between 2013 and 2015, but then opted to start over.
The recruitment of Reynolds was accompanied by a move to Melbourne from the Gold Coast, a shift to Holden Commodores – initially purchased from Walkinshaw Racing – and a refreshed list of personnel.
With the first Erebus-built Commodore, Reynolds took out the Great Race and finished seventh in the 2017 championship.
He backed that up with fifth in ’18 and sixth in ’19 as, in the background, De Pasquale’s star continued to rise.