Davies to join Russell at Erebus for V8 enduros

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Davies to join Russell at Erebus for V8 enduros
Andrew van Leeuwen
By: Andrew van Leeuwen
May 19, 2016, 7:53 AM

Erebus Motorsport has signed Shae Davies to partner Aaren Russell at the V8 Supercars endurance races later this year.

Aaren Russell, Erebus Motorsport Holden
Aaren Russell, Erebus Motorsport Holden
Aaren Russell, Erebus Motorsport Holden
The car of Aaren Russell, Erebus Motorsport
Aaren Russell, Erebus Motorsport Holden
Aaren Russell and Drew Russell, Novocastrian Motorsport

The 26-year-old currently races in the second tier Dunlop Series, and have experience in Porsche and GT racing. He has previous ties with Erebus as well, having raced one of the team’s Mercedes GT3 cars at the Highlands Park 101 last year.

"I've been working on securing an endurance drive for a couple of years now and I'm rapt to be lining up alongside Aaren,” said Davies.

“The team have become increasingly competitive since their switch to Holden and Aaren will have learnt a heap racing at championship level, which I'm sure will help me with the transition.”

Davies will make his debut behind the wheel of Russell’s Commodore at Winton during practice tomorrow.

“Tomorrow will be a big day for me and I'm truly thankful for being given the opportunity to be a part of the Erebus operation,” he added.

“We had some great times while racing in NZ last year and I'm genuinely looking forward to hopping behind the wheel of the Plus Fitness Commodore."

Russell, meanwhile, said he was looking forward to teaming up with an old foe.

"I have raced Shae in the past in the Dunlop Series and he's really stepped things up this year, and has proven to be a consistent front runner at each round,” he said.

“Shae has shown great speed and I think we will combine well together for this year's endurance rounds and I'm really looking forward to working with him."

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Series Supercars
Drivers Aaren Russell , Shae Davies
Teams Erebus Motorsport
Author Andrew van Leeuwen
Article type Breaking news