Alex Davison in at Erebus for Sydney 500

Alex Davison will take the wheel of the #4 Erebus E63 at the Sydney 500
Alex Davison will replace Ash Walsh in the #4 Wendys Racing car at the Sydney 500. Photo: Erebus Motorsport

Alex Davison will replace Ash Walsh at Erebus Motorsport for this weekend’s Coates Hire Sydney 500.

Erebus Motorsport benched regular driver Ash Walsh in favour of Dean Canto for the penultimate event of the season at Phillip Island in a bid to step up development of the team’s E63 AMGs, with Davison’s call-up a continuation of the team’s efforts to further develop the car and the team.

“We have a development plan in preparation for 2016 and beyond, and we are focussed on it,” explained Erebus Motorsport’s Barry Ryan.

“Dean did exactly what we asked of him at Phillip Island, however he doesn’t have experience at Homebush.

“Alex, who finished eighth in 2013 when he last raced at Homebush, is the perfect choice for the team’s requirements this weekend.

“We are one of three manufacturers who have won races this year, but we need to be a front running team week in, week out.

“Our overall development program reaffirms our commitment to our team, sponsors, and fans.

“We hope that substituting Ash [Walsh] over the last two rounds of the season with experienced drivers will prove productive for our program.”

Davison, who raced for Erebus Motorsport in this year’s Pirtek Enduro Cup alongside brother Will, hasn’t made a solo V8 Supercars start since the Sydney event in 2013, but is looking forward to tackling a SuperSprint round in the E63 Supercar.

“I’m excited to get back into a V8 Supercar at a Sprint event, as opposed to an Endurance event which is what I’ve been doing the last few years,” said Davison.

“I’ve driven for Erebus for the past two season in the Enduro’s, and I have a really good relationship with the team, so I can’t wait to get stuck into the weekend!”

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