V8 Utes driver Adam Marjoram has clocked his first laps in a current V8 Supercar during Erebus Motorsport’s Queensland Raceway ride day.
The 22-year-old from Perth conducted 15 laps in five separate runs behind the wheel of #4 Erebus Mercedes E63 AMG at the Ipswich circuit.
Currently second in the V8 Utes Racing Series standings aboard an Erebus run Holden, Marjoram is a product of the team’s young driver development program.
Prior to today’s ride day, Marjoram’s only V8 Supercar experience came in an outing in a Terry Wyhoon Kumho Series BA Falcon at Winton.
“It was awesome,” Marjoram told Speedcafe.com.
“It is the culmination of a lot of years work. My dad and I dreamed of this day and it is finally here.
“I wouldn’t be here without Erebus so it is a big thanks to them.
“I’m currently second in the Utes series so as a reward for us it was planned to have a run in the V8 Supercar as an incentive to keep working hard.
“It is very different to a V8 Ute, it is chalk and cheese, you have to really apply the brake pedal hard and the grip level was huge.”
Buoyed by the run in the Erebus Mercedes, Marjoram has his eyes fixed on continuing his career progression, which he hopes will culminate in a permanent V8 Supercar drive.
The Western Australian is hopeful he may receive further ride day outings this year.
“Ever since I was a kid I have wanted to race a V8 Supercar and I won’t stop until I reach the goal,” added Marjoram.
“Erebus have been really supportive and have offered me a few tips and tricks so to have Will Davison, Ash Walksh and Jack Le Brocq here to help me was great.
“I think there will be a couple more outings on the horizon and let’s wait and see what happens next year.”