Courtney to feature in Supercars Eseries

Laine Clark

For the second straight week a former series champion will feature in the Supercars Eseries after James Courtney joined the grid for Wednesday night's fifth round.

The 2010 title winner has snapped up a wildcard entry and will drive a Holden in three simulated races held on a virtual Spa-Francorchamps circuit, Belgium's grand prix track.

Courtney will feature in round five - the halfway mark of the 10-week virtual racing series - just seven days after two-time series champion Marcos Ambrose made his Eseries debut.

It will be the first time Courtney has been sighted since he dramatically walked away from Supercars outfit Team Sydney after the 2020 season's opening round in February.

A veteran of 15 fulltime Supercars seasons, the 39-year-old Courtney has since been linked to a wildcard entry with Holden's Penrite Racing for the three endurance rounds when on-track racing resumes after the coronavirus shutdown.

"I've raced in Europe before but not from my lounge room so will be interesting to see how I go, really looking forward to testing myself in a Supercar again," said Courtney, a former British Formula Ford champion and Jaguar Formula One test driver.

McLaren Formula One driver Lando Norris and Jack Doohan - an F3 driver and son of five-time world champion motorcyclist Mick Doohan - will also feature as round five wildcards.