INGALL AND YOULDEN HAVE UNFINISHED BUSINESS Caltex Racing's reigning V8 Supercar champion Russell Ingall says that he and talented Melbourne youngster Luke Youlden have some "unfinished business" at both Sandown and Bathurst. Caltex Racing...
INGALL AND YOULDEN HAVE UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Caltex Racing's reigning V8 Supercar champion Russell Ingall says that he and talented Melbourne youngster Luke Youlden have some "unfinished business" at both Sandown and Bathurst.
Caltex Racing has re-signed Youlden for its V8 Supercar endurance attack in one of the earliest endurance announcements in the team's history.
Youlden and Ingall combined for a couple of top-seven results in last year's Betta Electrical Sandown 500 (7TH) and Super Cheap Auto Bathurst 1000 (5TH) -- the results ultimately helping Ingall to his first V8 Supercar crown.
Ingall, who is a previous winner at both Sandown and Bathurst, says that he is delighted to be teaming up with Youlden again and is keen to take care of some "unfinished business" in both endurance events.
"Luke is a solid young guy who is professional in his approach to the sport," said Ingall.
"He did a consistent job and achieved everything asked on him with the Caltex team last season.
"I think we will be an even better combination after last year's experience and think we should be in with as good a chance as anyone else in those races.
"It is great that we can make this announcement this early and Luke can join us during testing all year long. There is no substitute for time in the car."
Youlden, who has been on the podium before at both Sandown and Bathurst, knows that he returns to both venues with a great chance of claiming a piece of Australian motorsport history.
"I guess if you want to head back to these races as a co-driver you could not ask for a better seat than the one beside the current champion driver, with the current champion team," said Youlden, who will contest this year's Wright Patton Shakespeare Carrera Cup.
"Being paired with Russell again is great, we got along really well last year and I learnt so much from him so it will be good to continue that association.
"I could think of anything better than the Caltex Falcon taking the chequered flag at Sandown or Bathurst."
Stone Brothers Racing, which prepares the Caltex Falcon, has also confirmed that veteran Glenn Seton will partner James Courtney in the Caltex Havoline-backed Jeld-Wen Falcon in the endurance events.