More pieces of the Supercars Gen 3 puzzle are falling into place, with Erebus Motorsport boss Barry Ryan saying that the team is set to stick with General Motors machinery in 2022.
Team18 has subsequently also confirmed to Speedcafe that it will be running Camaros as well. This makes three squads so far that will run Camaros next season, with Triple Eight Race Engineering confirming it would field the Camaro at the category’s Gen 3 launch last October.
Appearing on The Driver’s Seat, a radio show hosted on SEN with former Supecars driver Steve Johnson and Matt Mackeldon, Ryan said the move was motivated by continuity and team owner Betty Klimenko’s preference for the brand.
“At this stage I think we will stay with GM, there’s no reason to really change,” said Ryan. “We spoke with some GM guys on the weekend and it sounds like they have got a plan which is good.
“Betty [Klimenko] is probably more a GM person than a Ford person and Betty does a lot of these style things on emotion. As much as she’s a businesswoman, she does some of those things because that’s what she wants to do.
“So I think you will see us in GM hardware and the Camaro.”
Since shifting from its relatively in-house Mercedes-AMG E 63s to Holdens in 2016, Erebus Motorsport has seen its best successes — including most notably a Bathurst 1000 triumph in 2017.
Walkinshaw Andretti United is yet to confirm its usage of Camaros for 2022, despite the brand’s strong connection to General Motors Specialty Vehicles’ operations. None of the other Holden-running teams have confirmed what cars they will run in 2022, although it’s thought that a Triple Eight alliance with at least one of them is likely.
Erebus Motorsport had a largely positive outing at the first round of the 2021 season last weekend. After crashing heavily early in the weekend, Will Brown claimed a 16th and 14th across the two races. Brodie Kostecki, meanwhile, narrowly dodged a top-10 finish in grabbing an 11th and 12th.