Mike Conway joins LDM for Gold Coast 600
IndyCar driver Mike Conway will make his V8 Supercars debut at the Armor All Gold Coast 600, pairing with Taz Douglas in the #30 iSelect Commodore.
The Brit currently competes in the IZOD IndyCar Series, driving for A.J. Foyt Enterprises. He is in his fourth season in the category and currently sits 19th in the standings.
The news follows this morning’s confirmation of Brad Jones Racing’s three Gold Coast 600 drivers. CLICK HERE for more.
Conway, 29, is looking forward to his V8 debut.
“I’m very excited to be racing for Lucas Dumbrell at Surfers this year and want to thank them for the opportunity,” says Conway.
“It will be my first time driving a car like that so I can’t wait to get behind the wheel in October.”
Conway has tasted success on many of the world’s great street tracks. He won the Macau Grand Prix, IndyCar’s Long Beach Grand Prix and a GP2 race at Monaco.
He also won the 2006 British Formula 3 Championship.
Conway’s career was hampered, however, in a huge crash on the last lap of the 2010 Indianapolis 500. Conway made contact with the back of Ryan Hunter-Reay, launching his car into the catch fencing. He was sidelined with multiple leg fractures and a compression fracture to his T3 vertebrae.
The Armor All Gold Coast 600 will be held on October 19-21.
See below for vision of Mike Conway’s huge crash at the Indianapolis 500 in 2010.
See below for the list of co-drivers currently confirmed for the 2012 Armor All Gold Coast 600
Sebastien Bourdais (#1), Richard Lyons (#888)
Darren Turner (#TBA), TBA, TBA
Tony D’Alberto Racing
Stone Brothers Racing
Simon Pagenaud (#4), Jeroen Bleekemolen (#9), David Brabham (#47)
Ford Performance Racing
Will Power (#5), Mika Salo (#6), Nick Heidfeld (#55)
Marco Andretti (#7), Franck Montagny (#11), Graham Rahal (#15), Justin Wilson (#51)
Dick Johnson Racing
Gianni Morbidelli (#12), Max Papis (#17), Peter Kox (#18), Boris Said (#49)
Brad Jones Racing
Stephane Sarrazin (#8), Nicholas Minnasian (#14), Jamie Campbell Walter (#21)
Lucas Dumbrell Motorpsort
Mike Conway (#30)
Garry Rogers Motorsport