Jacques Villeneuve has taken the wraps off the #51 Pepsi Max Crew Commodore that he will drive in this weekend’s Sucrogen Townsville 400.
The former Formula 1 World Champion, Indianapolis 500 winner and CART champ took the covers off the Pepsi entry in the Reid Park pit complex this afternoon, featuring a design replicating his famous multi-coloured helmet.
Villeneuve is replacing Greg Murphy, who is recovering from surgery on his back.
Murphy is set to return to the driver’s seat at the Sandown 500 in September. Kelly Racing has not confirmed the driver of the #51 Commodore beyond the Townsville event.
It will be the French Canadian’s second event start in the V8 Supercars Championship, having made his debut partnering Paul Dumbrell at the 2010 Armor All Gold Coast 600.
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