V8 Utes driver Adam Marjoram has clocked his first laps in a current V8 Supercar during Erebus Motorsporta��s Queensland Raceway ride day.
The 22-year-old from Perth conducted 15 laps in five separate runs behind the wheel of #4 Erebus Mercedes E63 AMG at the Ipswich circuit.
Currently second in the V8 Utes Racing Series standings aboard an Erebus run Holden, Marjoram is a product of the teama��s young driver development program.
Prior to todaya��s ride day, Marjorama��s only V8 Supercar experience came in an outing in a Terry Wyhoon Kumho Series BA Falcon at Winton.
a�?It was awesome,a�? Marjoram told Speedcafe.com.
a�?It is the culmination of a lot of years work. My dad and I dreamed of this day and it is finally here.
a�?I wouldna��t be here without Erebus so it is a big thanks to them.
a�?Ia��m currently second in the Utes series so as a reward for us it was planned to have a run in the V8 Supercar as an incentive to keep working hard.
a�?It is very different to a V8 Ute, it is chalk and cheese, you have to really apply the brake pedal hard and the grip level was huge.a�?
Buoyed by the run in the Erebus Mercedes, Marjoram has his eyes fixed on continuing his career progression, which he hopes will culminate in a permanent V8 Supercar drive.
The Western Australian is hopeful he may receive further ride day outings this year.
a�?Ever since I was a kid I have wanted to race a V8 Supercar and I wona��t stop until I reach the goal,a�? added Marjoram.
a�?Erebus have been really supportive and have offered me a few tips and tricks so to have Will Davison, Ash Walksh and Jack Le Brocq here to help me was great.
a�?I think there will be a couple more outings on the horizon and leta��s wait and see what happens next year.a�?