Race role hinges on fin­ger­nail

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

THE last time Rus­sell In­gall missed the Bathurst 1000 Paul Keat­ing was prime min­is­ter, Meat Loaf was top­ping the charts and Larry Perkins won the Great Race.

But for the first time since 1993, In­gall looks set to be a com­men­ta­tor rather than a com­peti­tor at Mount Panorama in Oc­to­ber.

“It’s been a fair run there but so far the phone hasn’t called,” In­gall said. “It’s look­ing like I might be sit­ting up in the Fox stu­dios look­ing at it for once.

“I don’t think good feel­ing.”

The two- time Bathurst win­ner teamed up with Nis­san’s Rick Kelly last year but David Wall will take his place af­ter sign­ing ear­lier in the year. Chaz Mostert’s hor­ror crash in prac­tice for Bathurst in 2015 it will be a thrust In­gall back into ac­tion two years ago, a year af­ter he filled the va­cancy cre­ated by an in­jury to James Court­ney.

The 53- year- old old says it will be hard to be on the side­lines but isn’t rul­ing out his chances of an­swer­ing an­other late call- up.

“You might get one of th­ese Hol­ly­wood driv­ers fall over and break a fin­ger­nail, then I’ll be in,” In­gall joked.

Su­per­cars le­gend Rus­sell In­gall.

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