Ingall to drive SVG Holden in Ipswich Practice

Tom Howard

Thursday 19th July, 2018 - 5:13pm

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Russell Ingall

Russell Ingall

Russell Ingall will pilot Shane van Gisbergen’s Red Bull Holden Racing Team Commodore in the Additional Driver practice session at the Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint.

The former Supercars full-timer turned Fox Sports television pundit has been called up by the team to take part in the 30 minute session held on Friday morning.

Ingall will take over the seat in the absence of van Gisbergen’s Pirtek Enduro Cup co-driver Earl Bamber, who is unable to attend the race meeting due to GT commitments with Porsche in America.

It is not the first time a member of the Fox Sports commentary team has taken part in a  competitive session this season.

Pit lane reporter and former Bathurst 1000 winner Greg Murphy drove the Tekno Autosports Commodore at Winton in May.

“I’m really looking forward to it,” said Ingall, who made his last official Supercars outing when he held a co-driver role at Nissan Motorsport in 2016, on Fox Sports’ Supercars Trackside.

“I’m going to have a blast, I’ll have a bit of a dip at it too, but obviously being safe.”

Ingall is understood to have visited the Triple Eight workshop earlier this week for a seat fitting to prepare for the run on Friday.

The Additional Driver practice session will take place at 1010 AEST.

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