Justin Wilson, Franck Montagny join Surfers Paradise's line-up
|By Jamie O'Leary||Thursday, July 26th 2012, 09:19 GMT|
Justin Wilson and Franck Montagny have become the latest international drivers to sign up for November's V8 Supercar event at Surfers Paradise.
British driver Wilson, 33, who won the Texas IndyCar race as well as the Daytona 24 Hours this year, will share a Kelly Racing Holden with series veteran Greg Murphy at the Gold Coast 600 and is excited about his debut in the category.
"I'm really looking forward to driving alongside Greg Murphy," said Wilson. "I know he's fast and has a never give up attitude. Just from watching on TV you know he's getting everything possible from the car.
"It will be a tough challenge driving a V8 for the first time and I know the level of talent already racing in the series is extremely high, so my goals are to listen to Greg and the team and help them get the best finish possible."
Montagny, 34, has been without a full-time drive since Peugeot pulled the plug on its factory sportscar programme at the start of the year; the Frenchman having driven LMP1 machinery at the Le Mans 24 Hours with OAK and a Level 5 LMP2 in the American Le Mans Series at Laguna Seca.
He will share Kelly's fourth car with Karl Reindler; Graham Rahal and Marco Andretti having previously been confirmed as the partners for team co-owners Rick and Todd Kelly.