ENTRY LIST: Pirtek Enduro Cup field set
The full driver line-up for the Pirtek Enduro Cup has now been set ahead of the Wilson Security Sandown 500.
Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport’s confirmation that Aaren Russell will partner Andre Heimgartner is the final piece in the co-drive puzzle for 2016.
Just six pairings remain intact from last year’s Sandown 500 following some major shuffling in the co-driver market this year.
The most notable changes are Alex Premat’s move from Garry Rogers Motorsport to Red Bull and the internal switch at Prodrive that sees Dean Canto with Mark Winterbottom for the first time.
Those enjoying stability are Jamie Whincup/Paul Dumbrell, Craig Lowndes/Steven Richards, Garth Tander/Warren Luff, Jason Bright/Andrew Jones and Michael Caruso/Dean Fiore.
The sixth pairing still intact, Fabian Coulthard and Luke Youlden, has meanwhile moved from Brad Jones Racing to DJR Team Penske.
James Courtney and Jack Perkins completed a single event together last year after the former sat out Sandown and Bathurst due to injury.
Sandown will see four drivers – Chris van der Drift, Matt Campbell, James Golding and Richie Stanaway – make their Supercars Championship debuts.
Veterans Cameron McConville and Craig Baird meanwhile return for their first enduro campaigns since 2012 and 2014 respectively.
Notables in action 12 months ago but not on the grid this year are Marcos Ambrose, Sebastian Bourdais, Oliver Gavin, Alex Buncombe, Taz Douglas, Ant Pedersen and Alex Davison.
The field will be bolstered at Bathurst by a single Nissan Motorsport-run wildcard for Simona de Silvestro and Renee Gracie.
|Car||Team||Primary Driver||Additional Driver|
|1||The Bottle-O Racing Team||Mark Winterbottom||Dean Canto|
|2||Holden Racing Team||Garth Tander||Warren Luff|
|3||Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport||Andre Heimgartner||Aaren Russell|
|4||Erebus Motorsport||Shae Davies||Chris van der Drift|
|6||Monster Energy Racing||Cameron Waters||Jack Le Brocq|
|7||carsales Racing||Todd Kelly||Matt Campbell|
|8||Team BOC||Jason Bright||Andrew Jones|
|9||Erebus Motorsport||David Reynolds||Craig Baird|
|12||DJR Team Penske||Fabian Coulthard||Luke Youlden|
|14||Freightliner Racing||Tim Slade||Ash Walsh|
|15||Nissan Motorsport||Rick Kelly||Russell Ingall|
|17||DJR Team Penske||Scott Pye||Tony D’Alberto|
|18||Preston Hire Racing||Lee Holdsworth||Karl Reindler|
|19||Team Darrell Lea STIX||Will Davison||Jonathon Webb|
|21||Team CoolDrive||Tim Blanchard||Macauley Jones|
|22||Holden Racing Team||James Courtney||Jack Perkins|
|23||Nissan Motorsport||Michael Caruso||Dean Fiore|
|33||Wilson Security Racing GRM||Scott McLaughlin||David Wall|
|34||Wilson Security Racing GRM||James Moffat||James Golding|
|55||Supercheap Auto Racing||Chaz Mostert||Steve Owen|
|88||Red Bull Racing Australia||Jamie Whincup||Paul Dumbrell|
|96||GB Galvanising Racing||Dale Wood||David Russell|
|97||Red Bull Racing Australia||Shane Van Gisbergen||Alex Premat|
|111||Super Black Racing||Chris Pither||Richie Stanaway|
|222||Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport||Nick Percat||Cameron McConville|
|888||TeamVortex||Craig Lowndes||Steven Richards|