Austrian Formula One driver Christian Klien will co-drive with Russell Ingall at the V8 Supercar Endurance races at Sandown and Bathurst this year.
Klien, who made 41 F1 starts for teams including Jaguar and Red Bull will drive the Supercheap Autos Commodore with the two time Bathurst winner.
The 1000 kms enduro around the Mountain won’t be Klien’s first look at the famous track, earlier this year he drove a production Lotus at the famous circuit although that’s a long way from the 640 BHP that he’ll need to deal with in the Commodore.
Although he is best known in Australia for his F1 career, Klien has considerable endurance experience with a best result of a third place at Le Mans in the factory Peugeot in 2008.
Klien had a secret test with Walkinshaw Racing recently and will drive the Supercheap Auto Racing Commodore in the enduro co-driver practice session at Phillip Island this Friday ahead of the weekend’s fifth round of the V8 Supercar Championship, the Phillip Island 300.