Erebus re-signs Bathurst 1000 winner

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Erebus re-signs Bathurst 1000 winner
Andrew van Leeuwen
By: Andrew van Leeuwen
Dec 15, 2017, 1:28 AM

Erebus Motorsport has re-signed reigning Bathurst 1000 winner Luke Youlden for next year's Supercars enduros.

Podium: race winners David Reynolds, Luke Youlden, Erebus Motorsport Holden
Podium: race winners David Reynolds, Luke Youlden, Erebus Motorsport Holden
 Race winners David Reynolds, Luke Youlden, Erebus Motorsport Holden
David Reynolds, Louke Youlden, Erebus Motorsport Holden, Betty Klimenko, Erebus Motorsport Holden team owner
Race winners David Reynolds, Luke Youlden, Erebus Motorsport Holden takes the checkered flag
Race winners David Reynolds, Luke Youlden, Erebus Motorsport Holden takes the checkered flag

Youlden enjoyed a successful stint alongside David Reynolds at this year's long-distance races, winning his qualifying race at the Sandown 500 before helping the squad take a memorable Bathurst 1000 win.

He's been rewarded with the opportunity to join the team again in 2018.

“I’m stoked to have re-signed with the team,” Youlden said.

“Erebus give me the best chance to go back-to-back and I think the car will be even stronger next year.

“Having won this year, it’s definitely given me even greater motivation, I’ll be pushing twice as hard to try and win the next one.

“I’ve been here now for 12 months and I couldn’t be happier; it’s going to be another fun year and I think that atmosphere in the team is conducive to good performance.”

Erebus' general manager Barry Ryan added that re-signing Youlden was an easy decision.

“Luke did an outstanding job this year, so it’s great to be able to get him back for another year,” Ryan said.

“He is exactly what you want inside and outside the car and we have the confidence that he will do a good job; not only is he quick, he also responds well to pressure and is very level headed.

“Dave and Luke winning Bathurst was absolutely awesome and we wouldn’t mind doing it again next year.”

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Series Supercars
Drivers Luke Youlden
Teams Erebus Motorsport
Author Andrew van Leeuwen
Article type Breaking news