Former Supercars champion Russell Ingall will come out of retirement for this year’s Bathurst 1000.
The 57-year-old, who last raced in Supercars in 2016, will form a wildcard entry for this year’s endurance race with 18-year-old Gold Coaster Broc Feeney, with backing from Supercheap Auto and Triple Eight Race Engineering.
The duo will be the oldest-youngest driver combination in Bathurst 1000 history.
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“I’m looking forward to driving a Triple Eight-prepared car for the first time and sharing the car with Broc who is a terrific young driver with an enormous future,” said Ingall.
“Let me make this clear. We are going to Bathurst to be competitive.
“We have every intention of being right in the mix and giving the fans something to cheer about, otherwise we might as well stay at home.”
Feeney told Nine’s Wide World Of Sport he thrilled to race with a Supercars and Bathurst champion.
“Russell is a legend in the business,” Feeney said.
“To wear the Supercheap Auto colours and have Russell as my teammate in the biggest race of the year is all very surreal, but exciting and I am grateful for the opportunity.”