Erebus Academy set for Formula 3 entry

Monday 25th March, 2013 - 10:30am

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The F3 field at Bathurst last year

The F3 field at Bathurst last year

Erebus Motorsport is set to expand into the Formula 3 Australian Drivers’ Championship through its young driver academy program.

The Erebus Academy will debut on the F3 grid at the season-opening Bathurst Motor Festival this weekend.

Speedcafe.com understands that the team has leased Harvest Motorsport’s Mercedes-Benz powered Mygale M08 for the weekend, with reigning Australian Formula Ford Champion Jack Le Brocq to take the wheel.

Le Brocq competed in an Erebus Motorsport Aussie Racing Car last year on the Gold Coast.

The Erebus Academy currently supports karting brothers Antonio (12 years old) and Valentino (10 years old) Astuti. The pair are the sons of long-time Formula 3 team owner Sam Astuti.

This year’s campaign will not be Erebus owner Betty Klimenko’s first foray into Formula 3 having backed the early career of 2001 Australian F3 Champion Peter Hackett.

Confirmation of the Erebus Academy’s expansion is expected to take place alongside the full entry list for the Bathurst F3ADC round later today.

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