Erebus Motorsport has secured its future, signing rising star Will Brown on a multi-year deal.
Brown has been in the squad’s fold since 2018, signing on as a co-driver for the Enduro Cup.
The new deal sees Brown not only locked in to drive with David Reynolds next year, but with Super2’s Image Racing, by a link through the Erebus Academy.
“It’s a dream come true for me and to get into a team with Erebus’ pedigree is just fantastic,” Brown said.
“A multi-year dealgives me great security and I can now put my energy into trying to win the Super2 Championship next year.
“I think with the backing from Erebus next year will be our best shot.”
The 21-year old will also become the first driver to move through the ranks of the Erebus Academy, with Brown positioned to graduate to the main game in 2021.
“I can’t thank Betty, Barry and the whole team enough for giving me such a wonderful opportunity.
“It’s awesome because as a young driver you are always trying to plan ahead, worrying about what you’re doing next year.
“I feel lucky knowing that I have the next few years locked down and am so excited to be stepping up to the main game in 2021.”
A Super2 race winner, Brown has impressed with his potential and maturity beyond his years.
“Will is a driver that we identified several years ago, and we have provided him ongoing support for the past few seasons,” CEO Barry Ryan said.
“He has a very clear natural ability in a race car, and we wanted to ensure that his talent is not secured by any other team for several years to come.”
Ryan has not given any details as to how the agreement will work beyond 2020, though says it gives his team long term security and a third entry isn’t out of the question.
“Will can further develop his skills in 2020 with Image Racing and look to secure the Super2 Championship before stepping up into the Supercars Championship is 2021.
“We believe that to move forward we must grow as a business, so entering extra cars in the Championship is something we can easily plan for and something we will not shy away from.
“Details of how our structure will look in 2021 will come to life next season, though we are not here to just make up the numbers in whatever we do, and with how ever many cars we end up running.”