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Brown bombshell ignites the silly season

Speedcafe Newscast podcast looks at Erebus Motorsport’s options ahead of the departure of Will Brown.

15 August 2023

Will Brown’s bombshell move to Triple Eight Race Engineering next year has thrown the Supercars ‘silly season’ into overdrive.

Brown secured an early release from Erebus Motorsport to replace NASCAR-bound Shane van Gisbergen, adding a new twist to potential driver moves for 2024.

The latest Speedcafe Newscast podcast examines the possible fall-out from the unexpected switch, with no clear candidate to join Brodie Kostecki at Coca-Cola Racing. Listen here:

Suddenly, a seat is up for grabs at the team on course to upstage Red Bull Ampol Racing.

At the halfway mark of the Repco Supercars Championship, heading for this weekend’s OTR SuperSprint at The Bend Motorsport Park, Kostecki and Brown lead the drivers’ title race, while Erebus heads Triple Eight at the top of the teams’ rankings.

Brown is very much in contention for the crown, meaning he could take the coveted #1 with him.

The big question is, who’s in line to replace him? Will Erebus stick with its youth policy or opt for one of the experienced hands about to go on the market?

Amid all the conjecture, Speedcafe Newscast hears from Brown about his big TCR weekend at Queensland Raceway – and how the two-litre turbo touring car series where he made his name in 2019 fits into his future.

There’s also the wash-up of the latest ANZAC attack on NASCAR at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, with Kostecki joining Chicago street race winner SVG to terrorise the Good Ol’ Boys. Spoiler alert: They both impressed.

As well, Speedcafe Newscast reveals Supercars’ long-term sustainability plan, aiming to dramatically reduce V8 racing’s environmental footprint.