Kelly Racing have announced their fourth international driver for the Gold Coast 600 in October this year. British IndyCar driver Justin Wilson will join Greg Murphy in the #51 Pepsi Max Holden Commodore, and is looking forward to his V8 Supercar debut.
Justin joins Graham Rahal, Franck Montagny and Mario Andretti to complete Kelly Racing’s line up. The Sheffield driver is a race winner in this years IndyCar series with Dale Coyne Racing Team, as well as winning twice previously. He was also a runner up in the 2006 and 2007 Champcar World Series.
Although this is his debut with the V8’s, Wilson does have some experience racing on the lovely Gold Coast.
"I’m very grateful to have the chance to drive the Pepsi Max Crew V8 Supercar at the Gold Coast," he said.
"I’ve raced at the Gold Coast event four times before and I’m really looking forward to being part of it again. Surfers Paradise is a cool venue – there’s such a fun atmosphere, loads of on-track action and the fans really love their racing."
He also spoke highly of his partner, Murphy.
"I’m really looking forward to driving alongside Greg Murphy. I know he’s fast and has a never give up attitude. Just from watching on TV you know he’s getting everything possible from the car. It will be fun joining Greg in the Pepsi Max Crew V8 Supercar and seeing what we can achieve."