Ingall to make Supercars Bathurst return

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After five years out of the driver's seat, former Supercars champion Russell Ingall will return to Mount Panorama for this year's Bathurst 1000.

The 57-year-old, who last raced in Supercars in 2016, will form a wildcard entry for this year's endurance race with highly-rated 18-year-old Broc Feeney.

Nicknamed the Enforcer for his driving style during his long career, Ingall won the 2005 Supercars championship and finished runner-up on four occasions.

He is a two-time Bathurst 1000 champion, winning the Great Race in 1995 and 1997 alongside Larry Perkins.

Ingall said returning to the championship in a Triple Eight Race Engineering-prepared Supercheap Auto Commodore was one he jumped at.

"Let me make this clear," Ingall said.

"We are going to Bathurst to be competitive.

"We have every intention of being right in the mix and giving the fans something to cheer about, otherwise we might as well stay at home."

If Ingall and Feeney win October's 1000km race, they will become the oldest and youngest drivers to achieve the feat in event history.

Teenager Feeney races for Triple Eight in the development Super2 category and took part in his first Bathurst 1000 last year on his 18th birthday.

"Russell is a legend in the business," Feeney said.

"To wear the Supercheap Auto colours and have Russell as my teammate in the biggest race of the year is all very surreal, but exciting."