BOOST TARGETS OWN SUPERCARS TEAM WITH EREBUS CAMAROS

The Gen3 Camaro prototype at Bathurst. Pic: Supplied

BOOST Mobile boss Peter Adderton plans to have his own team on the Repco Supercars Championship grid when the Gen3 regulations start in 2023.

Having previously flagged an ambition to have his own squad, the prolific sponsor has announced his intentions as part of an extended deal with Erebus Motorsport.

Boost joined the team to sponsor its #99 Commodore for rookie Brodie Kostecki this season, adding to its commitment at Tickford Racing with James Courtney.

An expanded Erebus deal for next will also cover Will Brown’s #9 entry, with both Commodores to run under the ‘Boost Mobile Racing powered by Erebus’ banner.

The announcement adds that “Adderton’s ambition to start his own Supercars team is also in the mix, with the Boost boss committing to run Erebus-built Camaro’s if additional racing licenses became available for 2023”.

“I have always wanted our own Boost Mobile Racing team and should that opportunity present itself in the future we will work with Erebus on bringing that vision to life,” Adderton said.

“There is still a lot of work to do before then and right now we are focused on what we are doing now and next year.

“We are excited to be joining long-term with Erebus and are excited about what our future holds together.”

From left: Ryan, Brown and Kostecki with Boost’s Jason Haynes and Peter Adderton. Pic: Supplied

Adderton sang the praises of the Erebus team, which took a pole and a race win during the recent Sydney Motorsport Park swing through Brown.

“What Betty (Klimenko, team founder), Barry (Ryan, CEO) and the whole team at Erebus have achieved this year is nothing short of incredible,” Adderton said.

“They were written off at the beginning of the season but through sheer determination they have shown what happens when you believe in yourself and your team; and that willpower to win against the odds is the very foundation of the Boost brand.

“Boost has a long history in supporting young athletes and we look forward to continuing it in 2022 with Will and Brodie.”

Ryan also welcomed the increase support for Erebus from Boost next year.

“To see Boost Mobile represented across both Erebus cars proves how hard the team has worked over the past year,” Ryan said.

“Our team is continually improving and growing stronger, and this new deal is another aspect of that growth.

“We’re proud to represent a fantastic Australian-owned company and I’d like to thank Peter Adderton and Jason Haynes from Boost for their ongoing belief in our team.”

It remains unclear whether Boost will continue with full-car sponsorship of Courtney at Tickford, although Adderton says he’ll continue to support the 2010 champion.

“He is on a lifetime deal. We’re looking after him. He’s a lifer and we are not letting him go,” Adderton said.

Tickford announced a contract extension for Courtney earlier this year.

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