Erebus Academy has announced that 19-year-old Jay Hanson will compete in his second Super2 season with Image Racing.

Having debuted last year, Hanson finished 10th in the Championship with a best race result of 4th at Townsville.

“We’re going into the season with a lot more confidence and I’m looking forward to the new year,” Hanson said.

“We have more experience under our belts now and by the end of last year, we were comfortably finishing in the top ten and finished the year with results closer to the top five.

“We know we’re going to have a good car underneath us working with Image Racing and Erebus Academy again, so there’s no reason we shouldn’t be shooting for podiums and race wins this season.”

While juggling both TCR and Super2 in 2022, Hanson has placed his full focus into the latter this season with his primary goal being a main game Supercars drive.

“I think it’s important to get our heads down, put all our eggs in one basket and really focus on Super2 and Supercars,” Hanson said.

“I have a new car to learn which I was fortunate enough to do a few laps in last year, though it’s a different car and something I will need to adapt to.”

Hanson will drive the Erebus-built Commodore Brodie Kostecki competed in last year; the same one he and David Russell finished on the Bathurst 1000 podium with in 2021.

Image Racing received the chassis last Wednesday and will be busy prepping the car for their upcoming test in two weeks time.

Erebus CEO Barry Ryan is pleased to see Hanson continuing his pathway to Supercars and believes he will be a Championship contender for the 2023 season. 

“We saw a lot of potential in Jay during his debut season last year and we’re thrilled to see him back for another year,” Ryan said.

“We’re confident that with his full focus on his Super2 campaign, Jay will be fighting for podiums and race wins throughout the year.”

Hanson will complete testing on February 14 before racing at Newcastle for the first time, 10 – 12 March.