Norris eyes drive of real Supercar

  • Supercars All Stars Eseries
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  • 07/05/2020
  • By Supercars.com

Lando Norris has declared his intentions to try his hand at a real-life Supercar after an entertaining wildcard debut in the BP Supercars All Stars Eseries.

WATCH: NORRIS DRIVES WRONG WAY, BLOCKS PITLANE

The McLaren F1 driver is a known simulator racing ace and took little time to get on the pace in his #04 Walkinshaw Andretti United ZB Commodore.

Norris was third fastest in ARMOR ALL Qualifying but had his Top 10 Shootout lap erased due to a kerb strike.

The 20-year-old ran at the front throughout the opening race of the night at Spa, placing a provisional fourth pending post-round investigations for top two Shane van Gisbergen and Scott McLaughlin.

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.

“It’s a lot of fun to drive."

WAU fielded a Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 wildcard last October for IndyCar drivers Alexander Rossi and James Hinchcliffe.

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