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Erebus’ approach to team orders in Supercars decider

WILL Brown will move aside if necessary to help teammate Brodie Kostecki’s championship cause in Adelaide, Erebus Motorsport CEO Barry Ryan has declared.

Brown finds himself in an unusual position where his current team, Erebus, is locked in combat with his future team, Triple Eight.

Erebus is on the brink of its first drivers’ and teams’ championships, and is hungry to finish the job in this weekend’s finale.

With the drivers’ title a two-horse race between Kostecki and Triple Eight’s Shane van Gisbergen, Brown may be called on to play the team game.

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“He’s 100 percent onboard for Brodie winning the championship and for us to win the teams’ championship,” Ryan told Castrol Motorsport News Podcast host Will Dale.

“He’s not thinking about next year.

“If he needs to move out of the way, like he has done all year and like Brodie has done for him at times, they’ll just work together.

“We have got a leaning towards the drivers’ championship so Will understands that and he is 100 percent for that.

“So we’ll leave most of that to them but if there comes a point where we need to make the decision for them, we will, we’ll get on the radio and say ‘this is what we need to do’. I’m sure that Will will do what’s best for us.”

Ryan described the atmosphere within Erebus as “calm” despite its crew having zero Supercars title-winning experience, and he called on Kostecki to not go into his shell in Adelaide.

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“The biggest thing for Brodie in the way he goes about his racing is he does everything to go out and win,” said Ryan.

“I think if he changes his style, it’s not going to help him.

“We’re definitely not going to tell him to back it off and he is definitely not going to back off. He’ll be going out there to win just as Will does too.

“There’s no need to try to change anything because it could just cause more issues with what we’re trying to achieve.”

Supercars practice in Adelaide begins tomorrow.

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