Anton De Pasquale will remain with Erebus Motorsport in next year’s Supercars Championship after signing a multi-year contract extension with the privateer Holden squad.
The youngster made his full-time debut with the team in 2018 and has attracted the attention of a number of rival outfits thanks to some impressive performances – peaking with a fine maiden podium finish at Phillip Island – prompting the team’s management to announce his re-signing ahead of the traditional ‘silly season’.
“Erebus has always shown their faith and belief in me; asking me to join them for an evaluation day in 2017, then giving me my start in Supercars the following year,” De Pasquale said of his contract extension.
“They have always backed me and my ambition and I know we share the same goal. We have worked hard to put ourselves in a pretty strong position and I’m looking forward to working together to build on that and enjoy more success in the years to come.”
“Anton has been a great contributor to the success of our team over the past two seasons and he is still improving his skills and going faster every time he hits the track,” said Erebus Motorsport CEO Barry Ryan.
“It is fantastic to have Anton continue with Erebus Motorsport into 2020 and we look forward to targeting race wins and Championship success well into his future.”
Team owner Betty Klimenko added: “We have had a phenomenal start together and as we look to the long term, it’s brilliant to extend our journey with Anton.
“The team had confidence that he was going to do well, but he also showed confidence in us, that we were a team that could deliver him results. It’s exciting to think what we’ll be able to achieve as we grow together.”
De Pasquale currently sits eleventh overall in the Drivers’ Championship standings ahead of this weekend’s Ipswich SuperSprint round.
Teammate David Reynolds is also off-contract at the end of the season but is expected to remain with the squad with whom he has raced since 2016, claiming four race wins including the 2017 Bathurst 1000.
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