It has been confirmed this morning that Dale Wood will be back behind the wheel of a V8 Supercar for his fourth and fifth full season, teaming up with Erebus Motorsport to pilot their #4 Holden Commodore for 2017 and 18.
Wood, who will partner up with David Reynolds, has been contesting the 2016 championship season for Nissan after leaving Brad Jones Racing at the end of their 2015 campaign, however, their signing of Simona de Silvestro for next season left him without a full time drive.
“I am really excited to be joining Erebus Motorsport and being part of a smaller, tightknit team,” Wood said. “I’m particularly excited about being partnered with Dave; we are both like-minded characters with a similar sense of humour, so I think the garage will be very upbeat. Dave will also be a huge challenge and I’ve got a lot to learn; there’s been so many instances this year I’ve watched some of the laps he’s done and he’s done a standout job.”
“I’ve never had the opportunity to come into a team and know I’m there long-term,” he said. “A year in this game goes pretty quickly and it is tough doing it year by year, so it will be really nice to be in a place now where I have some continuity and can build on my relationship with the team.”
Erebus’ General Manager of Motorsport, Barry Ryan is thrilled to have an experienced driver such as Dale in the team and believes it is just what they need to help them move forward in what is such a highly competitive championship…
“I’ve known Dale since his days in Formula Ford, and he has always been a competitive driver in every category he has raced,” Ryan said. “Winning the Development Series title in 2013 was just an example and since then he has been in teams in a third or fourth car, which has its own issues. Having an experienced driver like Dale work with and push Dave is exactly what we need to move forward as a team. Dale will surprise many in 2017 and will bring a great personality to the team, much like Dave, and this is just as important as their ability to drive.”