First test a success

February 13, 2018 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.