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Having concluded his 2020 season with an attention-grabbing driver at the Bathurst 1000, Erebus newcomer, Brodie Kostecki, is excited to kick off his rookie campaign at the same track.
Whilst Bathurst hasn’t always been kind to Kostecki, 2020 certainly changed his luck and enabled him to demonstrate the racer he is against the biggest names in the sport.
Although the 2021 Supercars calendar is very different to what it has been in the past, Kostecki is excited for how it’s laid out.
“The calendar is quite different to what it has been in the past but it doesn’t get much better as an introduction to the series,” he said.
“Ending at Bathurst last year and starting at Bathurst this year is definitely going to be a big plus, especially with the line up of engineers that we have.”
Kostecki’s engineer George Commins believes heading back to Bathurst will be a definite advantage for Kostecki.
“There’s certainly an advantage for Brodie, the only time he’s driven one of our cars is at Bathurst, Tailem Bend and most recently Winton,” Commins said.
“Bathurst is a track he knows well and it’s run on a hard tyre which he’s had more experience with.”
Feeling positive about how he concluded his 2020 season, Kostecki has big goals for how he envisions his 2021 debut.
“Hopefully, we can start where we left off at the end of 2020, fix up a few things and be fighting towards the pointy end of the field,” he said.
“I think the hardest thing this year is going to be trying to stay consistent throughout the year and make minimal mistakes.”
The season opener at Bathurst starts this Friday with practice from 12:00pm local time.
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