Erebus Motorsport won the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 and was often the next-best Holden team behind Red Bull Holden Racing Team in 2017. It’s an impressive feat for one of the smallest teams in Supercars, as we examine in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #102.
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Erebus Motorsport: winner of the 2017 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. It’s amazing to read that, let alone picture Luke Youlden piggybacking David Reynolds on to the top step.
In a year where big operations have won virtually every race and claimed almost every pole position, a small team of self-described rejects pops up and qualifies on the front row at Mount Panorama and then wins the biggest Supercars race of them all.
And just for good measure the team’s second entry, Dale Wood and Chris Pither, finishes fourth, making Erebus Motorsport the most successful entrant in the race, let alone the most successful Holden team.
“I think there’s always some luck in winning Bathurst,” concedes Erebus Motorsport general manager Barry Ryan.
“But we were fast from the word go. We were fastest in one of the practices, Luke was in the top six in co-driver practice, Dave qualified second fastest and we started on the front row. We deserved to be there.
“Sunday morning, we genuinely thought the only car that could beat us on pace was #17 (Scott McLaughlin and Alex Premat in the pole qualifying DJR Team Penske Ford Falcon FG X), so we knew we had a shot.”
Then he smiles: “We were really upset when they went out with their engine.”
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