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Erebus’ challenge to Le Brocq, Hazelwood

PUSH the limits without fear of consequence.

That’s Erebus Motorsport’s challenge to drivers Jack Le Brocq and Todd Hazelwood as the 2023 championship-winning outfit looks to return to the pointy end at Albert Park.

Both drivers hovered around the fringe of the top 10 during Round 1 at Mount Panorama, leaving the Chevrolet squad sixth in the Supercars teams’ championship.

Team principal Brad Tremain rejected any notion that that’s the new normal for Erebus, with a step forward anticipated at this week’s MSS Security Melbourne SuperSprint.

“It was definitely not the round that we had last year but we’re not burying our heads in the sand: we didn’t expect to win straightaway with two new drivers,” he told V8 Sleuth.

“They both did a pretty good job. Next round we’ll be fine, both boys know we’re going to go a lot better at AGP than they did at Bathurst.”

If anything, Tremain felt Le Brocq and Hazelwood were a tad cautious, understandably not wanting to start their Erebus tenure with an accident.

Tremain indicated that’s not a necessary concern.

“I think because both boys have probably been at teams in the past where they haven’t had a massive budget… like if we write off a car, we can build a brand-new one, not a problem, we don’t even think twice about it,” he said.

All in all, top fives are in their sights on the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix undercard.

“We’re still the same team we were last year. We don’t have the drivers we had last year but we still have all of the same mechanics, all of the same engineers,” Tremain reiterated.

Supercars action at Albert Park begins Thursday.

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