Erebus Motorsport has confirmed its plans to expand its Academy program for 2019.
The Melbourne-based operation has once again aligned itself with Terry Wyhoon’s Super2 and Super3 Series team Image Racing.
Erebus CEO Barry Ryan said it was important to bring drivers and team members through a development pathway.
“Erebus has long held a commitment to the grass roots of motorsport and we would like to ensure we can continue to support up and coming talent,” he said.
The Erebus Academy has lent its support to many notable drivers, including Jack Le Brocq, Richard Muscat, Adam Marjoram and most recently Anton De Pasquale.
“Developing our crew and creating career opportunities is also a focus and having Image Racing, where they can work with Terry and his team, makes an ideal environment to learn and is very important for both our businesses,” Ryan said.
Image Racing currently runs an ex-Erebus Walkinshaw-built Commodore from 2016 and 2017 in the Super2 Series for Adam Marjoram, and has newly purchased the team’s last VF Commodore.
“Adam had his best ever results last year and often commented how good the car was; now Jordan Boys is looking forward to getting into his new car and getting similar results,” Wyhoon said.
The deal also includes continued technical support for this year’s Super2 Series campaign.
“With several main series teams now running in Super2, it has become increasingly important for us to have access to an improved infrastructure, such as engineering advice, race strategy, and shared driver feedback,” he said.
“We believe we have a reputation for blooding young drivers, and with the increase of the main game teams in our category it narrows the opportunity for driver progress.
“A closer alliance with Erebus will bring our drivers closer to being able to see the way forward in Supercars, and we also believe the improvements within Image Racing will also bring the Super2 drivers to a higher plane.”
Erebus Motorsport will announce additional plans regarding their Academy program in the coming weeks.