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2016 Erebus Motorsport - News / Updates

Post by kennymiesta » Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:14 pm

v8supercars

Penrite Oil pairs with Erebus

Australian-made lubricant manufacturer Penrite Oil has taken major naming rights of Erebus Motorsport’s 2016 V8 Supercars entry.

Enjoying its introduction to V8 Supercars by Erebus in the latter half of the 2015, the iconic Australian company will be the major naming partner of the #9 Erebus Motorsport car.

Celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, Penrite Oil is keen to increase its support in 2016.

After an initial stint in the sport last year, Penrite Oil Corporate Partnership Manager Jarrod Harding is looking forward to maximising the company’s involvement.

“We believe V8 Supercars is the perfect fit for our brand,” said Harding.

“We really enjoyed our introduction last year as the primary partner of a leading race team, and we learnt a great deal which we’ll build upon this year.”

Erebus Motorsport Team Owner Betty Klimenko is delighted to have Penrite Oil expand its commitment to the team.

“Penrite is an Australian family owned and operated company and I am proud to have them as a primary partner,” said Klimenko.

“They really got involved last year and are as excited about racing as we are.

“Technically we also need to be working with performance partners that appreciate the demands of motorsport as Penrite does.”

Driver of the #9 Supercar David Reynolds is excited about Penrite’s continued involvement with the team.

“It’s terrific news that Penrite is increasing their support for this year,” said Reynolds.

“I’ve met with Penrite and they are a great bunch of people and I already feel that we get on well, so I’m really looking forward to working with them.”

With a family history which embraced Australian motorsport, Harding understands the important of the sport to Penrite Oil.

“We want everyone to know how important domestic racing is to this company,” said Harding.

“John Dymond built Penrite into what it is today and he enjoyed all forms of motorsport.

“The Dymond family want to maintain their involvement with Australia’s premier motorsport category which perfectly showcases Penrite Oil products.

“We’ll be rolling out many exciting activations throughout the year so we’re thrilled to be back on board.”
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Post by Mike D » Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:26 am

Good for Betty! I don't which way they are going manufacturer-wise, be it Holden or Merc, but this is good for all overall.
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Post by camaroguy » Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:15 pm

kennymiesta wrote:v8supercars

Penrite Oil pairs with Erebus


“We really enjoyed our introduction last year as the primary partner of a leading race team”
what? lol
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Post by kennymiesta » Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:00 pm

camaroguy wrote:
kennymiesta wrote:v8supercars

Penrite Oil pairs with Erebus


“We really enjoyed our introduction last year as the primary partner of a leading race team”
what? lol
Ah, I see what they mean. I think it was meant to be worded "a leading Mercedes race team"

It's the only way I can see that sentence making logical sense.....
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Post by robhealy86 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:25 pm

Erebus formally ditches Mercedes for Holdens

http://www.speedcafe.com/2016/01/13/ere ... r-holdens/

Erebus Motorsport has ended conjecture over what marque it will race in 2016 by confirming it will switch to Walkinshaw Racing-built Commodores.

The squad announced it has formed a relationship with Holden after it was reported late last year that it had been in customer talks with the Melbourne-based Walkinshaw Racing.

After campaigning Mercedes-Benz machinery since the Car of the Future era began several seasons ago, Erebus has decided to garage the AMG-based program.

“Holden has proved its competitiveness in the sport again and again,” team matriarch Betty 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.”

Erebus had struggled to continue development on the Benz fighters after seeing its former drivers Lee Holdsworth (2014) and Will Davison (2015) each recording single race wins.

The team has undergone a huge off-season transformation, shedding staff and closing its Queensland workshop ahead of fielding an all-new driver line-up for 2016 in David Reynolds and Aaren Russell.

Reynolds, who will drive the #9 Penrite-backed entry, says it is a logical move.

“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.”

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Post by camaroguy » Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:12 pm

wonder if volvo will stay in the series now. nisssan isn't going anywhere but volvo might.
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Post by robhealy86 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:37 pm

[Russells split with Erebus Motorsport/b]

http://www.speedcafe.com/2016/07/18/rus ... otorsport/

Supercars rookie Aaren Russell and Erebus Motorsport have split with immediate effect, sponsor Plus Fitness has confirmed.

An announcement from Plus Fitness has cited a contractual dispute between the Russell camp and Erebus as the reason for the split.

Erebus had been running Russell under its second Racing Entitlements Contract this year in a deal that saw the Novocastrian bring his sponsor and an ex-Walkinshaw chassis to the table.

The contractural dispute is understood to centre around payments for the preparation of the car, which is run alongside Erebus’ main entry for David Reynolds.

Erebus’ deal with the Russells is said to include a provision for the team to continue to use the Holden for the remainder of the year in the event of a contract termination.

With the REC rules requiring Erebus to field the entry at this weekend’s Coates Hire Ipswich Super Sprint, the team is currently in talks with other sponsors and drivers that can take over from Russell.

Dunlop Series runner Shae Davies, who is already scheduled to co-drive the car in the Pirtek Enduro Cup, is strongly tipped to step in.

The 25-year-old is yet to start a Supercars Championship race, but has extensive experience in the Dunlop Series and Carrera Cup and has previously linked with Erebus in Australian GT.

The split with the Russells follows a fracas between Erebus owner Betty Klimenko and Plus Fitness boss John Fuller over a sponsorship activation being undertaken in the Townsville paddock.

Stressing the company’s support for the Russells, Plus Fitness’ statement said that the Townsville disagreement contributed to the withdrawal.

“Plus Fitness Racing has decided to withdraw its sponsorship with AR Racing and car #4 from the 2016 Supercar Championship due to ongoing contractual disputes between AR Racing and Erebus Motorsports,” read the statement.

“AR Racing (The Russell’s) informed John Fuller from Plus Fitness of their decision to terminate the arrangement with Erebus therefore as their main Sponsor Plus Fitness have decided to support The Russell’s actions and also withdraw.

“A key determining factor for Plus Fitness in sponsoring a Rookie Driver in a Low Ranking Team was to rely on back of garage track activations.

“Plus Fitness have been restricted from doing this due to factors outside of their control and for reasons they believe are due to the relationship between AR Racing and Erebus Motorsport.

“This has also impacted on their decision to withdraw.

“Plus Fitness Racing is currently reviewing its commercial arrangements with Erebus and car #9 and driver David Reynolds will remain a Plus Fitness Brand Ambassador for the remainder of the 2016 season.

“Plus Fitness Racing is committed to its involvement in Motorsport and is currently looking at options for the remainder of the season and beyond.”

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Post by robhealy86 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:39 pm

Veteran Baird to step in for Erebus at Ipswich

http://www.speedcafe.com/2016/07/19/vet ... at-erebus/

Experienced Kiwi Craig Baird is set to replace Aaren Russell at Erebus Motorsport for this weekend’s Coates Hire Ipswich Super Sprint.

Speedcafe.com has learned that Baird, who will turn 46 on Friday, has received an 11th hour call-up after the split between the Russells and Erebus on Monday.

The Kiwi had already been scheduled to co-drive Erebus’ #9 Holden alongside David Reynolds in the Pirtek Enduro Cup.

While Russell’s co-driver Shae Davies had been tipped as the leading contender to takeover the #4 seat, the team has opted for the experience of Baird as it continues to develop its ex-Walkinshaw equipment.

Erebus will continue to field the Holden brought to the team by the Russells at the start of the season alongside its own.

Baird’s drive is however understood to be a one-off, with Erebus’ plans beyond Queensland Raceway currently unclear.

Baird has 164 Supercars Championship starts to his name, the most recent of which came with Erebus at the 2014 Gold Coast 600.

His Supercars debut came at Queensland Raceway back in 1999, where he drove the #4 entry then operated by Erebus’ predecessor Stone Brothers Racing.

Baird’s most recent single-driver Supercars event start came at Symmons Plains in 2006, where he drove for Craig Gore’s WPS Racing.

A five-time Porsche Carrera Cup Australia champion, Baird stepped back from driving in the one-make class this season.

He has instead focussed on his Australian GT duties, where he co-drives Scott Taylor’s Erebus-prepared Mercedes AMG.

Davies will be behind the wheel of the Erebus Holden for Friday’s co-driver session before Baird takes over for the remainder of the weekend.

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