Christmas came early for Will Brown in November 2019, when he signed a multi-year deal with Erebus Motorsport. The Toowoomba born and based young gun joined the team to drive in the Super 2 Series in 2020 and is stepping up to the Supercars Championship iin 2021.
Identified as a prodigious talent by Erebus Motorsport several years ago, Brown has been a part of the team as co-driver with Anton de Pasquale in the Supercars Enduro series in 2018 & 2019 and partnered with David Reynolds in 2020. Impressed with Brown’s natural ability and enthusiasm, owner Betty Klimenko and CEO Barry Ryan wanted to ensure that his talent wasn’t secured by any other team for several years to come.
Brown started his karting career aged 13, winning numerous titles throughout his junior years. He quickly gained attention when he took victory in the first ever Australian Formula 4 Championship race in 2015. He finished third in the Championship and was crowned the 2015 Formula 4 Rookie of the Year after his impressive debut in the series.
Brown continued his rise in 2016 when he juggled several categories and managed to secure the F4 Championship on the streets of Surfers Paradise after taking six race wins and 12 podiums from 18 races, as well as winning the 2016 Toyota 86 Racing Series title. In doing so, he became one of just five drivers in Australian motorsport history to achieve two national racing titles in one year.
A highlight of Brown’s career was 2017 when he won the Mike Kable Young Gun Award for best first-year driver across both Supercars and the Dunlop Super2 Series. He finished ninth in the Super2 Series in his rookie season and was also awarded ‘The Peter Brock Medal’ by the Confederation of Australian Motorsport (CAMS) for his season.
Just as importantly, Brown’s jovial personality, infectious enthusiasm and work ethic has endeared him to media and fans alike, proving him a great fit for the Erebus family.
More recently in 2020, Brown claimed a handful of wins, podiums and pole positions alongside Erebus Academy’s Image Racing before stepping up into the Supercars Championship in 2021.
This year, he’ll drive alongside fellow rookie Brodie Kostecki for their first year in the main game. It is clear that big things are still to come for Brown!