BATHURST, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 09: David Reynolds drives the #9 Erebus Motorsport Penrith Racing Holden Commodore VF during the Bathurst 1000, which is race 21 of the Supercars Championship at Mount Panorama on October 9, 2016 in Bathurst, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

Erebus Motorsport has confirmed today that Alistair McVean will continue to be David Reynolds right hand man for the upcoming 2017 Supercars Championship that will kick off next month.

The two men started their partnership in last seasons Bathurst 1000 before going on to finish on the podium in the season finale at Sydney Olympic Park.

“I think the results at the end of last year were very positive,” McVean said. “We were able to get on a good development path with Dave and gradually move our way up the grid; we had a few ups and downs but it was on an upwards trend.”

“This year there is a big change with the new tyre so that could throw out the form book, but we have a good reference point. We knew the car was good at the end of last year so if it’s not this year we know it is because we haven’t adapted to the new tyre, but we are confident we are going to get on top of it pretty quickly.”

Following this, the team also confirmed that Mirko De Rosa will be making the step up to Race Engineer this season and will be working with Dale Wood.

“It’s a great opportunity and I’m really excited about it,” De Rosa said. “I’ve still got heaps to learn, but I’m lucky to have Al and Barry guiding me. I learnt a lot last year and it was great working with Dave; I think Dale will be very similar and I’m looking forward to building a relationship with him.”