Scott Pye gets Phillip Island LDM call-up
Scott Pye will drive Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport’s Commodore VE at Phillip Island’s endurance driver practice this Friday.
Pye, the driver of the #80 Monster Energy Drinks Commodore in the Dunlop Series, will drive the iSelect-backed Commodore in the opening two sessions at the Victorian circuit.
The two practice sessions allow Sandown and Bathurst co-drivers the opportunity to get extra laps behind the wheel of their respective cars.
Pye has been linked to the iSelect Commodore alongside Taz Douglas. The team is yet to make an official announcement.
Pye is amongst a raft of endurance drivers getting seat time at Phillip Island.
The Holden Racing Team and Kelly Racing has listed their co-drivers as ‘TBA.’
HRT is expected to retain an unchanged line-up of Nick Percat and Cameron McConville, while Kelly Racing is set to announce its driver line-up in the coming days.
At Dick Johnson Racing, Jim Beam-backed drivers Steve Johnson and Dean Fiore will be without their co-drivers Allan Simonsen and Matt Halliday due to clashing commitments.
Craig Lowndes’ team-mate Warren Luff is also missing from action due to his drive with Audi at this weekend’s Nurburgring 24 Hour. Jamie Whincup’s co-driver Paul Dumbrell has been cross-entered and could drive both the #1 and #888 Commodores during the two sessions.
See below for the official list issued by V8 Supercars this evening.
|#||Sponsor Name||Driver Name||Additional Driver||Additional Driver||Model|
|1||TeamVodafone||Jamie Whincup||Paul Dumbrell||VE II|
|2||Holden Racing Team||Garth Tander||TBA||VE II|
|3||Team Hiflex||Tony D’Alberto||Dale Wood||FG|
|4||Irwin Racing||Lee Holdsworth||Craig Baird||Luke Youlden||FG|
|5||Orrcon Steel FPR Ford||Mark Winterbottom||Steven Richards||John McIntyre||FG|
|6||Tradingpost FPR Ford||Will Davison||Steven Richards||John McIntyre||FG|
|7||Jack Daniel’s Racing||Todd Kelly||TBA||VE II|
|8||Team BOC||Jason Bright||Andrew Jones||David Besnard||VE II|
|9||SP Tools Racing||Shane van Gisbergen||Craig Baird||Luke Youlden||FG|
|11||Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing||Karl Reindler||TBA||VE II|
|12||Jim Beam Racing||Dean Fiore||FG|
|14||Lockwood Racing||Fabian Coulthard||Andrew Jones||David Besnard||VE II|
|15||Jack Daniel’s Racing||Rick Kelly||TBA||VE II|
|17||Jim Beam Racing||Steven Johnson||FG|
|18||Team Norton DJR||James Moffat||Alex Davison||FG|
|19||Tekno Autosports||Jonathon Webb||Scott McLaughlin||VE II|
|21||Wilson Security Racing||David Wall||Chris Pither||VE II|
|22||Holden Racing Team||James Courtney||TBA||VE II|
|30||Team iSelect||Taz Douglas||Scott Pye||VE II|
|33||Fujitsu Racing GRM||Alexandre Premat||Greg Ritter||VE II|
|34||Fujitsu Racing GRM||Michael Caruso||Jack Perkins||VE II|
|47||Lucky 7 Racing||Tim Slade||Andrew Thompson||FG|
|49||V.I.P. Petfoods||Steve Owen||Paul Morris||FG|
|51||Pepsi Max Crew||Greg Murphy||TBA||VE II|
|55||The Bottle-O FPR Ford||David Reynolds||Dean Canto||FG|
|66||Supercheap Auto Racing||Russell Ingall||TBA||VE II|
|91||Tekno Autosports||Michael Patrizi||Jonny Reid||VE II|
|888||TeamVodafone||Craig Lowndes||Paul Dumbrell||VE II|