Team Penske’s Will Power who drives the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet in the NTT IndyCar Series will join the lineup of Wednesday’s All Star BP Supercar event at Bathurst Mount Panorama in Australia driving for for the Shell V Power Racing team alongside Scott McLaughlin and Fabian Coulthard.
Speaking to the official Supercar website about his addition as a wildcard to the race, Power commented saying:
Being Australian, the Supercars series is really important to me and I’ve always followed it over the years; even more now that Team Penske has such a great presence.
“We all pay attention to what the Shell V-Power Racing Team, Scott and Fabian are doing and their success is huge for our organisation. I really hope to get the chance to race some Supercars events for the team one day, but of course now I’m focused on winning another IndyCar Championship and another Indianapolis 500.
The 2014 NTT IndyCar Series and the 2018 Indianapolis 500 winner went on to say:
I’m really pumped to race with the Supercars Eseries. And to get to race at Bathurst of all places – it’s going to be a blast.
“I’ve watched the first couple of rounds and some of these guys are good. The racing has been crazy for sure so I hope I can just have a good run and be competitive. That’s going to be hard, especially at Bathurst. You are going to have to stay out of trouble and be there at the end.
Power who ended Saturday’s NTT IndyCar Series iRacing Challenge, the Firestone 175 at Twin Ring Motegi in third place behind his team mate Simon Pagenaud in the No.22 DXC Technology Chevrolet who took victory ahead of Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon went on to say:
I’ve always done a lot of sim racing, but been spending a lot more time online since we’ve been dealing with the pandemic. I’ve had the chance to race all the IndyCar races and have been doing some other stuff too, so I’m pumped add a Supercars race to it as well.
“It’s a lot of fun and gives the fans something to watch and gives us drivers something to compete in so it will be a lot of fun.
Will Power is not the only guest driver competing in Wednesday’s race as former Supercar and IndyCar Series driver Simona De Silvestro will compete in the race.
Supercar CEO Sean Seamear said:
“We’re humbled by the hugely positive response to our Eseries from people in Australia and internationally. This is a special thing to be able to offer everyone during our break from on track racing, and it’s great to have not only our full suite of Supercars drivers, but also a number of household global names like Will Power joining them each week.