Erebus Motorsport has sent their cars straight to North Queensland from Darwin rather than returning to Melbourne between events.

The team, who bounced back in spectacular fashion across the weekend, remained in Darwin until yesterday prepping their cars before starting the journey.

CEO Barry Ryan explained why the team opted to save the trip home.

“It was something we did last year, and were always aiming to do again,” he said.

“Obviously, you make sure you’re equipped with everything you need to get through both events and always have a back up plan, but we came out of Darwin reasonably well.

“We were lucky, there wasn’t much to do on the cars and we were finished by Tuesday afternoon, cars loaded and on their way.

“We worked hard in that three-week period after Winton and now we’re able to have a bit of down time before heading into the back half of the season.”

The cars haven’t gone straight to Townsville though, stopping along the way at Malouf Holden in Mount Isa.

The #9 Penrite Holden sits on display in the dealership’s showroom for the next 10 days leading into the event, while David Reynolds will also make an appearance on Saturday 30th June.

“The locals are invited to come down to Malouf Holden and see the car and Bathurst trophy,” Ryan said.

“Dave will also be available to take customers for a test drive in the new Commodore.”

Other activities also include a sausage sizzle, giveaways and Q & A session.