Things came unstuck from there, colliding with Chris Pither in the reverse grid race to trigger Norris’ comical blocking of the pitlane, and then becoming caught up in a first-lap tangle the following race as Andre Heimgartner spun.
Norris though enjoyed himself and told fans on his Twitch channel he “100 per cent” wants to drive a Supercar in the future – as well as confirming his Eseries return next week.
There’s every chance that dream could become a reality before long, given McLaren supremo and WAU part-owner Zak Brown has the 2011 Bathurst 1000-winning Holden Racing Team Commodore in his possession in the UK.
Norris’ McLaren teammate Carlos Sainz Jr and his father, rally legend Carlos Sainz Sr, drove the car at the Spanish circuit of Navarra last year.
“We went to a track day once a couple of years ago,” Norris said.
I didn’t get to drive it there but he [Brown] said he’d allow me to drive it if we ever go out on a track day again in his V8.
“I would love to. Especially because it’s so fun to drive on a simulator.
“I’m sure it’s even better to drive on the actual race track. Yeah, it’s a handful but in a good way.