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Erebus to field Perkins in Super2

JACK Perkins will contest his first full Dunlop Super2 Series campaign since 2017 as he steps up his preparations for the Supercars endurance season.

Perkins will drive for Erebus Motorsport in both Super2 as well as the Sandown 500 and Repco Bathurst 1000.

In the main game, the 36-year-old will continue as Will Brown’s co-driver for a third straight season.

That leaves just one seat up for grabs at the team, with late bloomer David Russell the favourite to retain his place alongside Brodie Kostecki.

As for Super2, Perkins will run the #70 on the Holden ZB Commodore raced by Richie Stanaway and Greg Murphy in last year’s Great Race.

“To be driving with Erebus and be supported by Shaw and Partners Financial Services is the perfect fit and we’re delighted that we’ve been able to put this program together,” Perkins said.

“Earl Evans and the team at Shaw and Partners were keen to put together a full Super2 championship after our standalone entry at Sandown last year and I’m really looking forward to representing them this year.

Perkins ran in retro colours at the 2022 Sandown Super2 round

“I can’t wait to get into the year and see if we can not only win the Super2 championship, but also get laps under my belt before we get to the enduros.”

Perkins has seven Super2 race wins to his credit and was the 2011 series runner-up.

“Getting back into a full season of Super2 from a co-driving point of view is the ideal situation to make sure you’re in good condition for the endurance races,” he said.

“For any co-driver, doing racing throughout the year certainly helps and I think by the time we arrive at Sandown and Bathurst, we’re going to be a lot more race-fit than some of the other co-drivers.

“Winning Bathurst is an absolute dream of mine and we won’t be leaving any stone unturned in the process to get there and that starts with the Super2 program.

“I really enjoy working with Will, he’s a good kid and has really cemented himself as one of the top drivers in the category. We work well together and hopefully this is our year.”

Perkins (right) with Will Brown. Pic: Supplied

Erebus will have a further presence in the feeder series via its Academy drivers Jay Hanson and Jobe Stewart, who’ll represent Image Racing in Super2 and Super3 respectively.

“The main reasons we’re committing to this Super2 Championship is to win Bathurst as well as give our younger drivers an accessible mentor,” said Erebus CEO Barry Ryan.

“It’s going to be great for our Academy drivers Jay and Jobe in their respective categories to have someone in their camp with the experience that Jack has.

“Working with Jack over the past couple of years, we know he has enough experience but we also know that with more racing miles throughout the year, he will be an even stronger asset for the team come enduros.”

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