Following reports of Will Brown’s split with Erebus Motorsport emerged at the start of this week, the Melbourne squad has confirmed in a statement the Repco Supercars Championship young gun will finish at the end of this season.
It first was revealed on Monday Brown was heavily linked to replacing US-bound Shane van Gisbergen at Red Bull Ampol Racing.
“Will has been a part of our team for almost six years and while we are disappointed to see him go, it will be business as usual for the remainder of 2023,” said Erebus CEO Barry Ryan.
“Our combined focus is on securing both titles and building Erebus to be the best team in pit lane.”
Currently second in the standings, Brown confirmed his undeniable goal is to deliver Erebus Motorsport the Teams’ and himself the Drivers’ championships.
“It’s been an incredible journey with Erebus, and I’m grateful for the experiences and opportunities I’ve had with the team,” Brown said.
“This decision wasn’t taken lightly, and I want to thank Erebus, the entire team, sponsors, and fans for their support during my time here.
“I’ll be giving my all in the remaining races and remain 100 percent committed to our joint goal of winning the Drivers’ and Teams’ Championship with Erebus in 2023.”
In response to the recent announcement, Triple Eight Race Engineering has a released a statement of its own stating van Gisbergen is still under contract with the squad.
“Shane [van Gisbergen] is a contracted driver with Triple Eight until advised otherwise.
“If this changes, it will be communicated by the team. We will be making no further comment.”