Erebus Motorsport is set to field Will Davison in next year’s V8 Supercars Championship, although a formal announcement is not expected until the New Year.
His seat at Ford Performance Racing will be claimed by rising star Chaz Mostert, an on-contract FPR driver who was loaned to Dick Johnson Racing in order to make his top-tier championship debut.
As yet, all parties are remaining tight-lipped about the deal, but our sources tell us that everything has been signed and is simply awaiting the public confirmation.
Davison’s future with FPR has remained under a cloud for some months, with the championship frontrunner’s desire to remain with the factory-backed team delayed until its continued backing from Ford could be negotiated.
While the team was finally able to announce during the Bathurst 1000 that it will enjoy Ford’s backing for another year, that may have come too late for Davison, who was hoping to have a renewed deal locked down ahead of the event.
His move to Erebus will mark the fourth different team and third different manufacturer with whom he has raced since he made his V8 Supercars debut in 2006. undertaken spells at Dick Johnson Racing (2006–2008) and the Holden Racing Team (2009–2010) prior to joining FPR in 2011.
Exactly which Erebus AMG Mercedes entry Davison will pilot is as yet unknown. The team confirmed it will lose Tim Slade’s services at the end of the season, but it is also contemplating expanding to a four-car operation next season.
Meanwhile, FPR is all but certain of securing Moster’s services next season. The youngster was loaned out to Dick Johnson Racing midway through the 2013 season in order to gain experience in the top flight before making a switch to the factory team.
He showed immediate pace on debut at Barbagallo Raceway, and won the final race at Queensland Raceway.