Two-time Supercars champion Marcos Ambrose will join the BP Supercars All Star field when he gets behind the wheel of a Pirtek-backed Ford Mustang.
2003 and ’04 series champion with Stone Brothers Racing, Ambrose is considered one of the sport’s greats and will now get the opportunity to turn his hand in the realm of sim-racing.
“It’s great to put the band back together with my mates at Pirtek,” Ambrose told Speedcafe.com.
“The Eseries has gained a bit of interest in its first three weeks and it will be good to be a part of it, racing against the regular Supercars guys and Joey (Logano) this week.
“I have done a bit of iRacing in the past, but I might have to do a bit of work in the next few days to make sure I am up to speed.”
After retiring from the sport in 2005, Ambrose made a brief return with DJR Team Penske at Homebush in 2014 and Adelaide a year later, as well as stint with the team in that season’s Pirtek Enduro Cup.
During his Australian Touring Car hiatus, the 43-year-old raced in the US , competing in the NASCAR Sprint Series and Nationwide championship.
Ambrose is one of three wildcards confirmed for next Wednesday’s event where the field will compete at Watkins Glen International. A track Ambrose is all too familiar with having claimed six NASCAR victories at the New York venue
The series has already hosted the likes of F1 star Max Verstappen and Indy 500 winner Will Power.
“It is great to have Marcos back on board representing the Pirtek brand and family of franchisees,” said Pirtek CEO Stephen Dutton.
“It’s no secret that we have had some terrific success together in the past and we will always be a part of each other’s story.
“The Eseries is a great initiative from Supercars in difficult times and we are happy to be a part of it this week with Marcos.”
Round 4 of the BP Supercars All Stars Eseries gets underway on April 29 from 8 pm NZT.