Richard Lyons will have his first laps of Hidden Valley Raceway next week.
The Ulsterman will drive Jonathon Webb’s Mother Energy Ford Falcon at the Darwin circuit during the two co-driver sessions on Friday.
Lyons in getting the laps in preparation for his drive with team in the endurance races at Phillip Island and Bathurst.
The Irishman last raced a V8 Supercar in the 2007 endurance races with TeamVodafone.
Lyons is one of 14 additional drivers joining the fray in the top end for the sixth event of championship.
It is one of four events where teams are permitted to field their endurance co-drivers in the first two practice sessions, where only drivers in the bottom half of the V8 Supercars Championship points standings are usually allowed to participate.
Other drivers confirmed to get Friday seat time at Hidden Valley include Cameron McConville, Nick Percat and Fabian Coulthard (Walkinshaw Racing), Steve Richards, Luke Youlden and Dean Canto (FPR), Dale Wood (TDR), Jason Richards (BJR), Owen Kelly (Kelly Racing), Jack Perkins and Paul Morris (PMM) and Andrew Thompson and Mark Skaife (Triple Eight).
The Skycity Triple Crown will be held from June 17-19.
See below for a full list of teams and drivers for the Hidden Valley V8 Supercars event.
|1.||Toll Holden Racing Team||James Courtney||Cameron McConville|
|2.||Toll Holden Racing Team||Garth Tander||Nick Percat|
|3.||Wilson Security Racing||Tony D’Alberto||Dale Wood|
|4.||IRWIN Racing||Alex Davison||–|
|5.||Orrcon Steel FPR||Mark Winterbottom||Steven Richards|
|6.||Trading Post FPR||Will Davison||Luke Youlden|
|7.||Jack Daniel’s Racing||Todd Kelly||–|
|8.||Team BOC||Jason Bright||Jason Richards|
|9.||SP Tools Racing||Shane van Gisbergen||–|
|11.||Pepsi Max Crew||Greg Murphy||–|
|12.||Triple F Racing||Dean Fiore||–|
|14.||Jana Living Racing||Jason Bargwanna||–|
|15.||Jack Daniel’s Racing||Rick Kelly||Owen Kelly|
|16.||Stratco Racing||David Reynolds||–|
|17.||Jim Beam Racing||Steven Johnson||–|
|18.||Jim Beam Racing||James Moffat||–|
|19.||Mother Energy Racing Team||Jonathon Webb||Richard Lyons|
|21.||Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing||Karl Reindler||–|
|30.||Gulf Western Oil Racing||Warren Luff||–|
|33.||Fujitsu Racing GRM||Lee Holdsworth||–|
|34.||Fujitsu Racing GRM||Michael Caruso||–|
|39.||Supercheap Auto Racing||Russell Ingall||Jack Perkins|
|47.||Lucky 7 Racing||Tim Slade||–|
|49.||V.I.P. Petfoods Racing||Steve Owen||Paul Morris|
|55.||The Bottle-O Racing Team||Paul Dumbrell||Dean Canto|
|61.||Bundaberg Racing||Fabian Coulthard||Craig Baird|
|88.||TeamVodafone||Jamie Whincup||Andrew Thompson|
|888.||TeamVodafone||Craig Lowndes||Mark Skaife|