Erebus Motorsport is excited to announce Luke Youlden will be back to co-drive for a second year in 2018.
After a successful stint with the team this season, including the Bathurst title and a Sandown race win, the decision was a no-brainer.
“I’m stoked to have re-signed with the team,” Youlden said.
“Erebus give me the best chance to go back-to-back and I think the car will be even stronger next year.
“Having won this year, it’s definitely given me even greater motivation, I’ll be pushing twice as hard to try and win the next one.
“I’ve been here now for 12 months and I couldn’t be happier; it’s going to be another fun year and I think that atmosphere in the team is conducive to good performance.”
Alongside co-driver duties, Youlden is also keen to get some extra miles before September rolls around.
“I don’t think not having had done the extra miles has affected my performance but it’s always nice to do more racing, especially in the lead up, you want to be as best prepared as you can for the enduros,” he said.
Erebus Motorsport’s General Manager, Barry Ryan, believes Youlden is the best man for the job when it comes to pressure.
“Luke did an outstanding job this year, so it’s great to be able to get him back for another year,” Ryan said.
“He is exactly what you want inside and outside the car and we have the confidence that he will do a good job; not only is he quick, he also responds well to pressure and is very level headed.
“Dave and Luke winning Bathurst was absolutely awesome and we wouldn’t mind doing it again next year.”
The 2018 Enduro Cup will once again kick off at Sandown Raceway, 14 – 16 September.