First test a success
Erebus Motorsport has confirmed yesterday’s test a big feat, after a busy weekend to ensure both of its ZB Commodores ran as planned.
David Reynolds completed a shakedown of his newly-built Holden at Winton, while Anton De Pasquale used one of his three rookie tests.
“It’s a credit to our incredible team of people at Erebus, how our new cars have come together for today,” General Manager Barry Ryan said.
“There has been a lot of conjecture about parts lately and to be honest it hasn’t been ideal.
“We have had to share a single rear wing today between both cars and we don’t have one spare panel.”
Despite the challenges, Ryan declared the day a success.
“It went incredibly well, Dave’s new car had a perfect shakedown and Anton had a very successful rookie day.
“Everything and everyone performed faultlessly, and as a team we have come a long way in a short period.”
A full day’s running for Anton De Pasquale gave the team’s newest recruit vital track time ahead of Sydney’s all-in test.
“I was comfortable from lap one and we were able to tick everything off,” he said.
“Hopefully that puts ourselves in a good position to not waste any time in Sydney.
With all Holden drivers having to learn their new equipment, De Pasquale says it could play in his favour.
“There is a bit to learn about the new car and finding its sweet spot, but it certainly doesn’t feel foreign.
“Once Friday comes I will be able to see where I am at compared to Dave and what I need to do to be at that top level.
“Having not really driven the VF, I don’t know the differences between the cars or have any expectations of the new shape, which could be a positive.
“I’m not set in a certain way and I believe I can adapt pretty quickly.”
Both of the team’s Holden’s will be back on track Friday for the Official Test at Sydney Motorsport Park.