Moments after he crossed the line in third place at the NASCAR Nationwide race in Montreal last Sunday, Canadian Jacques Villeneuve flew to Australia to contest his last race this season in the V8 Supercar series.
The 1997 Formula 1 World Champion and Indy 500 winner will be again behind the wheel of the Kelly Racing Pepsi Max Crew Holden Commodore at this weekend's Sydney Motorsport Park 360 at Eastern Creek.
|Jacques Villeneuve, Commodore (Photo: Kelly Racing)
Villeneuve is driving in place of injured New Zealand veteran Greg Murphy who continues to recover from major back surgery.
The Canadian has already expressed a desire to secure a full-time drive in V8s if one became available.
The Sydney Motorsport Park 360 will feature a 140-kilometre (36 lap) race on Saturday and a 220-kilometre (56 lap) race on Sunday with both soft and hard tires used in each race. The circuit is 3.93-km long and turns anti-clockwise.