Erebus completes chassis swap for Brown
Tuesday 16th March, 2021 - 10:08am
Erebus Motorsport has completed a chassis swap for Will Brown ahead of this weekend’s Penrite Oil Sandown SuperSprint.
Brown crashed heavily in Practice 1 at the season-opening Mount Panorama 500, resulting in an overnight rebuild of the #9 Holden ZB Commodore.
The 22-year-old raced with a wounded car, prompting the team to complete a chassis change ahead of the second event of the Repco Supercars Championship.
“In the timeline we had between the two races, it made the most sense to use the spare chassis,” said Erebus Motorsport CEO Barry Ryan.
“The spare chassis is only a season and a half old and in perfect condition ready to race and be up the front of the field.
“The replacement chassis was the chassis Dave [Reynolds] finished with in 2019, which ironically was also repaired in the right front after a Bathurst crash that required an overnight repair.
“Will’s current chassis will go back on the jig to be repaired correctly and put back into the system as a spare chassis.”
Brown carried backing from WD-40 at the first event of 2021 but will carry a new naming rights sponsor at Sandown in what will be a season of revolving liveries for the Toowoomba pilot.
The team is expected to reveal Brown’s new look on Friday ahead of the two-day event at Sandown International Motor Raceway.