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Erebus chalks up another historic first

EREBUS Motorsport has celebrated another first in its Supercars history as its superb start to Gen3 rolls on.

The Chevrolet team left Newcastle leading the teams’ championship for the first time since joining Supercars in 2013.

Now, in the first of four races this week at Albert Park, Brodie Kostecki and Will Brown delivered Erebus a double podium for the very first time.

Kostecki took second, behind Shane van Gisbergen, with Brown right behind in third.

Due to the nature of how strategy unfolded with the super soft tyres suffering far less degradation than anticipated, Brown pitted at the end of Lap 17 of 19, and Kostecki the next time around.

Kostecki emerged from the pitlane just ahead of Brown but on cold tyres, opening the door for a potential teammate battle.

“It did pop through my mind, ‘don’t put him in the fence, Barry might kill me!’” Brown laughed post-race.

“I tried going around the outside and I actually nearly slid into the fence myself, there was a fair few marbles there.

“It’s a bit of a hard one when you come out of there, it’s a bit awkward whether you go left or right and all that sort of stuff but I was pretty happy to be third, I didn’t want to cause any damage.”

Brodie Kostecki in action. Pic: Supplied

Kostecki cut a satisfied figure.

“To come off P2 and obviously Will in P3 is an awesome effort for the team and it’s good to see that the form has carried on from Newcastle,” he said.

Asked if Erebus’ start to the year had filled him with confidence for what’s to come, the #99 driver replied: “I think so, if we just minimise mistakes. The cars have speed.

“It sounds pretty straightforward but there’s always high-pressure scenarios and I didn’t do a really good job in qualifying today and put myself in a bit of a tight spot (with his first flying laps) but we dug out and obviously two cars on the podium is awesome.

“The cars have been fast at every track since the start of the year so we’ll just take it as it comes.”

Brown will start tomorrow’s race on the front row, alongside pole-sitter van Gisbergen.

“Hopefully get him off the start, that’d be my easiest way,” he smiled of how to beat the man who has now taken the chequered flag first in all three Gen3 races.

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