Ingall out of retirement for shot at Bathurst glory

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 21/04/2021
  • By James Pavey, Main Pic by AN1 Images

Russell Ingall will come out of retirement to steer a Triple Eight wildcard alongside Broc Feeney at October’s Repco Bathurst 1000.

Ingall, who turned 57 in February, will make his first Bathurst start since 2016, when he shared a Kelly Racing Nissan Altima with 2006 champion Rick Kelly.

2005 series champion Ingall will share the Supercheap Auto-backed Triple Eight entry with Feeney, who continue his maiden Triple Eight Super2 campaign at Winton next month.

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Teenager Feeney, who is 38 years Ingall’s junior, made his Bathurst 1000 debut last year alongside 2010 champion James Courtney, and recorded a top 10 finish.

Ingall made his Bathurst 1000 debut in 1990, 12 years before Feeney’s birth.

He scored wins alongside Larry Perkins in 1995 and 1997, and added podiums in 1998 and 2002.

Ingall joins the Triple Eight stable, which also includes Bathurst-winning co-drivers Craig Lowndes and Garth Tander, who are also former series champions.

Between Tander, Lowndes and Ingall, the three Triple Eight co-drivers have exactly 1900 race starts between them.

"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, who win will the #39.

"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."

The Repco Bathurst 1000 will run across October 7-10.

The Repco Supercars Championship field will return to The Bend Motorsport Park for the OTR SuperSprint across May 8-9.

The event will be broadcast live on Foxtel and will be streamed on Kayo with highlights on 7 and 7 Plus.

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