Ambrose set to drive DJR Mustang
Saturday 17th April, 2021 - 7:14pm
Marcos Ambrose will be reunited with the iconic #17 Ford entry of Dick Johnson Racing with a cameo appearance behind the wheel at Symmons Plains tomorrow.
Ambrose’s last competitive outing in Supercars came in 2015 as a co-driver to Scott Pye in the #17, having stepped back from full-time driving at DJR Team Penske after that season’s Australian Grand Prix event.
It won’t take long for that wish to be met, with Ambrose having a crack in Will Davison’s Shell V-Power Racing Mustang tomorrow morning.
“I’ve been back in the garage less than 12 hours and you’ve got me driving a car already!” Ambrose said on the broadcast.
“Tomorrow morning I’ll go out and drive Will Davison’s #17 Shell for DJR.
“I’m going to talk you around a lap here. I’m going to try to find a helmet tonight, we’ve got a CAMS licence somehow as well.”
Save for three solo events and a trio of race weekends co-driving, Ambrose has done little Supercars driving since departing for the NASCAR scene at the end of his 2005 campaign with Stone Brothers Racing.
The Tasmanian is a two-time Supercars champion, having taken the crown in both 2003 and 2004.
Official Supercars action will return tomorrow from 10:45am AEST for qualifying, ahead of two afternoon races.