Erebus V8, GT set for speed comparison

Wednesday 12th February, 2014 - 10:29am


Erebus raced its SLS GT3s at Bathurst last weekend

Erebus raced its SLS GT3s at Bathurst last weekend

Erebus Motorsport V8 Supercar and GT3 machinery will go head-to-head as part of the Top Gear Festival’s Ultimate Speed Showdown at Sydney Motorsport Park next month.

The comparison will draw together a Red Bull Formula 1 car driven by Daniel Ricciardo, Ducati World Superbike ridden by double world champ Troy Bayliss while drives in the Erebus V8 Supercar and Erebus GT will be alternated between Will Davison and Lee Holdsworth over the weekend.

Garth Walden’s World Time Attack Mitsubishi Lancer and a Neal Bates-driven rally car will also take part.

Each machine will be flagged off at staggered intervals in a five-lap race around the circuit formerly known as Eastern Creek.

Erebus replaces Triple Eight as the V8 Supercars representatives at the festival following its inaugural year in 2013.

The Betty Klimenko-owned outfit will reveal the liveries of its 2014 V8 Supercars contenders on Friday.

The team’s GT arm finished third in last weekend’s Bathurst 12 Hour with Davison, Jack Le Brocq and Greg Crick.

Maro Engel’s Saturday pole time for the team stopped the clocks at 2:03.9s around the resurfaced circuit, some 4.8s quicker than that managed by the fastest Mercedes V8 Supercar last year. comment policy reserves the right to deny any post that is abusive or offtopic. Users are encouraged to flag/report comments which should be removed.

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