Feeney's 'final pieces of the puzzle' for Bathurst wildcard

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 22/09/2021
  • By Charlie Bullis

Broc Feeney is excited to see the "final pieces" of the puzzle come together for his Repco Bathurst 1000 wildcard entry.

December’s Great Race will see 18-year-old Feeney and 57-year-old Russell Ingall combine as the youngest and oldest pairing in Bathurst history.

The duo took another step in their wildcard campaign on Wednesday, revealing the livery for their Supercheap Auto-backed Triple Eight Race Engineering entry.

The announcement comes less than a month after the pair completed their second test day aboard their Holden Commodore ZB at Queensland Raceway.

Feeney, who is currently leading the Dunlop Super2 Series for the squad, is delighted with the progress.

"To finally get the livery out, it looks great, I'm so excited," Feeney told Supercars.com.

"When I saw the car for the first time I was over the moon, myself and Russell both love it.

"Supercheap have done a great job of putting it all together.

"The final pieces are getting put together and we've got one more test, then we'll be at Bathurst."

The teenage racer was last month confirmed as Shane van Gisbergen's teammate for 2022 and beyond.

Feeney and Ingall launch their wildcard livery

This year's Great Race will be Feeney's final start before he becomes a full-time main game driver.

However, the wildcard is an opportunity to acclimate to championship machinery.

"We've learned so much and myself, I'm adapting to the ZB Commodore," Feeney said.

"Russell's getting back up to speed driving a Supercar again.

"We've both been really happy with the progress that we've made and also working with the team a little bit more as well.

Feeney with predecessor Jamie Whincup last month

"We’ve got one more test day, which is in just over a months’ time.

"I believe that one is more going to be about doing the pit stop practices, getting the team back up to speed.

"So when we get to Bathurst, you know, it feels a little bit more natural for us, but it's going to be great."

This year's Repco Bathurst 1000 will run over six days at Mount Panorama as the final event of the 2021 Repco Supercars Championship.

Bathurst Regional Council, Repco, Supercars and ARG have joined forces to combine Australasia's leading categories for the biggest motorsport event ever staged in Australia.

The historic first will see Mount Panorama host six-days of on-track entertainment and racing between Tuesday November 30 and Sunday December 5.

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