Erebus Motorsport has confirmed that it will move from Mercedes-Benz to Holden for the 2016 V8 Supercars Championship.
After three years’ racing Mercedes AMG E63s, the team will field two Walkinshaw Racing-built VF Commodores for its new drivers David Reynolds and Aaren Russell.
With just two wins in its three seasons of competition so far, Erebus Motorsport owner, Betty Klimenko is confident the switch will improve the team chances of challenging for wins and podiums on a more regular basis.
“Holden has proved its competitiveness in the sport again and again,” Klimenko said.
“Erebus has experienced success, but with the switch to Holden combined with our experienced team personnel in Barry Ryan and Campbell Little, and David Reynolds behind the wheel, we have every chance to win more often.”
The decision to switch to Holden leaves the number of manufacturers on the grid at four, and means that Commodores will fill over half of the 2016 V8 Supercars grid.
Driving the #9 Penrite Racing Erebus Motorsport VF Commodore, Reynolds is looking forward to getting back into a Holden.
“I made my V8 Supercars debut in a Commodore, but since I last raced a Holden the series moved into the Car Of The Future era,” Reynolds said.
“Since then, the VF Commodore has proven to be the car of choice and I see the change to Holden as a positive for Erebus Motorsport.
“I’m looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of a Commodore and together with Erebus growing a strong relationship with Holden.”