Since its inception in 2011, Erebus Motorsport has made its mark in Australian motorsport competing across several categories including V8 Supercars and GT racing, tasting much success along the way. The team set upon its journey with the purchase of a new Victorian facility and an SLS AMG GT3 in 2011. Erebus Motorsport’s first year saw success from the outset with wins in the Australian GT Championship at Phillip Island and Bathurst with Peter Hackett behind the wheel. Expanding to a second SLS AMG GT3 in 2012, the team finished second in its inaugural Bathurst 12 Hour, before scooping six races wins and four rounds wins in the seven-round Australian GT Championship with Peter Hackett, Maro Engel, and Bernd Schneider piloting the gullwing. 2013 saw the team launch its V8 Supercars campaign with three E63s driven by Lee Holdsworth, Tim Slade, and Maro Engel, marking a huge milestone in the history of the team. Days later, the team kicked off the racing season in fine fashion with a win at the Bathurst 12 Hour in February with Thomas Jaeger, Bernd Schneider, and Alexander Roloff. The win at Mount Panorama was followed by six race wins and three round wins in the Australian GT Championship with Craig Baird and Jack Le Brocq. The team then headed to Zhuhai, China where they scored a race win with Mika Hakkinen and Matthew Solomon, before heading to Macau where Maro Engel secured pole position in the SLS AMG GT3. 2013 also saw the team race a Mygale M08 in the Australian Formula 3 Championship with Jack Le Brocq and Andre Heimgartner, and a Holden V8 Ute with Stephen White in the V8 Ute Racing Series. In only its second season in V8 Supercars, Erebus Motorsport scored its maiden V8 Supercars win with Lee Holdsworth at Winton Raceway in 2014. The team finished out the year as the Australian GT Championship winners, picking up eight race wins and two round wins with Richard Muscat piloting the SLS AMG GT3 along the way. An inaugural V8 Supercars pole position at Homebush provided a fitting end to the successful year. The team also prepared two V8 Utes in 2014 driven by Adam Marjoram and Jesse Dixon in the V8 Ute Racing Series, scoring multiple podiums and a race win at Barbagallo with Dixon. Last year the team celebrated wins across multiple categories including a V8 Supercars win with Will Davison at Barbagallo Raceway, a win in the Australian GT Championship with Morgan Haber at Highlands Motorsport Park, and several podium finishes and a win in the V8 Ute Racing Series with three Erebus Motorsport-prepared Utes driven by Craig Dontas, Adam Marjoram, and Kim Jane.
In 2016, under the watchful eye of the team owner Betty Klimenko, Erebus Motorsport will once again push the boundaries of Australian motorsport. The team will campaign two VF Holden Commodore Supercars in the hands of David Reynolds and Shae Davies, and two AMG GT GT3s and an SLS AMG GT3 in the Australian GT Championship.
DRIVERS PROFILES: David Reynolds It’s not every day you meet a professional athlete that is so approachable and popular. But that’s David Reynolds! From junior Go-Karting, through to open-wheel Formula Ford, exotic sports cars and now V8 Supercars, David’s journey has overcome tragedy to triumph in the world’s most competitive formula of motorsport. Reynolds’ infectious personality has earned him the tag of V8 Supercars ‘class clown’, but there’s no doubting his speed, talent, and ability to hold an audience! In 2015 we finally saw the raw speed and talent come to the surface, with multiple podiums and wins culminating in a title chase that would eventually yield a third place championship result. Reynolds transitioned to Erebus Motorsport in the off-season and joined the team for the Bathurst 12 Hour, where a scintillating performance alongside his co-drivers resulted in a fifth place finish in the SLS AMG GT3. Looking ahead to the 2016 V8 Supercars season, Reynolds remains one of the sport’s hottest properties – both on and off the track. If he can retain his aggression, focus, and determination, that saw him climb to being a title contender in 2015, there is no doubt he can snare some unexpected silverware for Erebus Motorsport in the #9 entry. Date of Birth: 3rd July 1985 Birthplace: Albury, NSW Lives: Melbourne, VIC Marital Status: Partner – Tahan Height: 176cm Weight: 65kg Children: None Nickname: Daffid Hobbies: Cycling, Muay Thai, UFC Favourite Circuit: Bathurst
Betty Klimenko - Team Owner. When Betty Klimenko entered V8 Supercars as a Team Owner in 2013, she broke the mold. Giving fans a new level of accessibility, the popular motorsport matriarch loves to provide glimpses of behind-the-scenes action to the public. Not one to shy away from a challenge, in 2016 Klimenko has new drivers, new race cars, and many new faces among her Victorian crew. With drivers David Reynolds and Shae Davies, the team has a good balance of experience and youth. The team has also now consolidated all its operations at the Erebus Motorsport-owned facility in Dandenong South, Victoria. The final piece of the puzzle was securing the most competitive platform possible. This has seen the team transition to VF Holden Commodore chassis’ and engines. With a long term plan for her motorsport team, the sole female V8 Supercar Team Owner has just begun to bring her dream to fruition.