Simona De Silvestro will make a welcome return to the Supercars series next week when she rolls out for the third round of the BP Supercars All Star Eseries.
De Silvestro, who remains the only female full-time driver to have raced in the series since the Supercars era, left the sport at the end of 2019 when it was confirmed Kelly Racing would be downsizing from a four-car to a two-car outfit.
The Swiss driver will use her regular #78 and Harvey Norman livery, used on her Kelly Racing Nissan Altima between 2017-2019, and is leaving it up to her fans on a public poll to decided whether she will get behind the wheel of a Mustang or Commodore.
“I’m excited. I enjoyed every minute in Supercars and to return for the Eseries will be a lot of fun.
“I’ve been keeping myself busy with online racing for Porsche in the virtual Mobil 1 Supercup over the past few weeks, so I’m confident.
“I’m looking forward to seeing which way fans go on the vote. I know how passionate Supercars fans are about their teams so over the 48 hours I’ll let them decide.”
The series will return to home soil when the grid rolls out onto Mount Panorama, Bathurst next Wednesday, a circuit Silvestro knows well.
“I love racing at Mount Panorama. It will be interesting going down Conrod Straight from Zurich.”
Voting on De Silvestro’s Harvey Norman entry into next week’s third round of the BP Supercars All Stars Eseries will begin shortly on the Supercars Facebook page.