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Erebus expands academy with Paul Morris partnership

Daniel Herrero

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Tuesday 12th November, 2019 - 4:54pm

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Erebus Motorsport has formed a partnership with Paul Morris Motorsport in conjunction with an expansion of its academy

The Erebus Academy will expand into the Toyota 86 Racing Series through a partnership with Paul Morris Motorsport and Norwell Motorplex.

The alliance has been formed as part of the Erebus Academy’s new Creating Pathways program, which will also provide a suite of off-track development activities.

Earlier this year, Erebus welcomed several young karters to its Melbourne base to drive its simulator, before they also visited Morris’ Norwell facility for driver training.

It also has a tie-up with Image Racing, which competes in the Super2 and Super3 series, fielding young talent Jordan Boys for his maiden race win at Sandown last weekend.

Erebus Motorsport CEO Barry Ryan explained that the latest initiative is designed to create a more structured pathway all the way from karting to the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, or other professional motorsport series.

“It can be very challenging and frustrating for young drivers, and more so their parents and support network, to know what the best pathway is into professional motorsport,” said Ryan.

“We want to look to fill this void and create a more structured pathway for the drivers of the future.”

Creating Pathways will hold tryouts for next year’s Toyota 86 Racing Series at Norwell Motorplex on December 4.

According to the team’s announcement, the elements of Creating Pathways include:

  • Simulator Driver Coaching
  • Dedicated Driver Training Facility – Norwell Motorplex
  • Presentation Skills and Public Speaking
  • Marketing, Branding and Social Media
  • Bespoke Motor Racing Fitness and Nutrition
  • Optimal Mindset Coaching
  • Driver Well-Being and Lifestyle
  • Off-Track Race Preparation

Erebus Motorsport’s own Anton De Pasquale is also an ex-Paul Morris Motorsport driver, having cut his teeth with ‘The Dude’ in the Super2 Series in 2016 and 2017.

It also ran Boys and PMM’s eventual Super3 Series winner, Broc Feeney, in the Additional Driver session at this year’s Winton SuperSprint.

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