Davies to join Russell for Pirtek Enduro Cup
Shae Davies is the latest Dunlop Series driver to secure a maiden berth in the Pirtek Enduro Cup this season.
The 26-year-old is set to line-up alongside Aaren Russell in the Erebus Motorsport entered Plus Fitness Holden.
“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.
“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.
“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.”
Davies drove for Erebus in the Highlands 101 GT event last year, where he impressed team manager Barry Ryan.
“Working closely with Wayne (Russell) and Aaren on finding the best solution for an endurance co-driver quickly led us to Shae,” he said.
“He drove with Erebus and our GT team in New Zealand last year and his ability in the car, combined with his calm approach, stood tall in our eyes.
“It was easy to relate that showing to how we feel Shae will adapt to endurance racing in V8 Supercars.
“He’s been punching above his weight in the DVS this year and securing him to drive alongside Aaren will help to create a strong combination.”
Davies will turn his first laps in the Erebus Holden at Winton during tomorrow’s co-driver session.
The team’s second car will be steered by Greg Murphy in a one-off drive to help the team with its set-up direction.