Triple Eight-backed Super2 driver Angelo Mouzouris has confirmed his spot in tomorrow night’s fourth round of the BP Supercars All Star Eseries.
Mouzouris made the move to the development category this year after a successful Formula Ford campaign which saw the 18-year-old be crowned national champion.
His rookie Super2 season marks the first time Mouzouris will not race an open-wheel car. Though he has already experienced a taste of what is to come with a test session in a Brad Jones Racing prepared Commodore late last year.
Mouzouris will take on the Supercars field in a North American themed round with four races across Montreal and Watkins Glen.
The grid will also be joined by NASCAR legend Joey Lagano, Indy 500 winner Alexander Rossi and double Supercars champion Marcos Ambrose.
“I’m super excited to race in the Supercars Eseries,” Mouzouris told motorsport.com.
“It’s something I’ve wanted to be involved in since it was announced, and it’s fantastic Supercars has allowed Super2 drivers to race in also.
“I’ve been testing at home with everyone else on my sim doing about three or four hours per day cutting laps to understand the tracks and the cars, and I’ll start doing some race runs shortly to ensure my pace is competitive. I think overall it will be interesting.
“Obviously the rest of the Supercars field have a lot more experience than me on track, but in e-racing the playing field is quite even, so their experience in the real world isn’t necessarily beneficial for them in this series because it’s so different.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun and I’m excited to see what we can do.”
Triple Eight boss Roland Dane extended his praise to the aspiring youngster.
“Angelo is an avid simulator racer, so we’re looking forward to seeing him in action for Round 4 of the Supercars All Stars Eseries,” he said.
“It’s a tremendous initiative by Supercars to allow wildcard entries from Super2 to compete virtually against the full Supercars field, as well as a number of high-profile international drivers.
“The experience he’ll gain from this will further help his racing development.
“He has a high level of racing talent, so hopefully he can showcase this on Wednesday night.”
The fourth round of the Supercars Eseries gets underway from 8 pm NZT on Sky Sport 5.