Jack Le Brocq will partner Ash Walsh in the #4 Erebus Motorsport Mercedes at Sandown, Bathurst and on the Gold Coast this year.
The 2012 Australian Formula Ford Champion is already part of the Erebus system, having driven the team’s GT entry as part of the ‘Erebus Academy’ programme.
Now, he will partner rookie Ash Walsh on the biggest stage in Australian motorsport.
“I’m still pinching myself to be honest and can’t thank everyone enough at Erebus for giving me this opportunity,’’ said Le Brocq.
“I’m absolutely stoked. I don’t think I’ve ever looked forward to a seat fitting as much as this and I’m really excited to be driving with Ash.
“It’ll be great to get some laps in the car during the co-driver practice sessions at Perth next weekend and the other rounds in the build-up to the enduros.
“It’s been my aim for a while to gain a V8 Supercars drive and this is a significant stepping stone towards pushing for a full-time drive in the category further down the track.’’
Energy and experience
The other Erebus entry will be an family affair for the enduros, with Will Davison to be joined by brother Alex Davison.
According to team owner Betty Klimenko, having one rookie line-up and one experienced line-up is the perfect match.
“Jack has been a part of the Erebus Academy program for a number of years and it’s been great to see him develop as a driver and as a person to get to the point where he is today,” said Klimenko.
“We feel Jack has earned the chance to test himself in V8 Supercars and is ready to make the most of this opportunity driving with Ash.
“It’s great that on one side of the garage we will have a team of up and coming drivers in Ash and Jack and then on the other side we’ve got the experience of Will and Alex Davison, so I’m really excited about this year’s enduros.’’