Race role hinges on fingernail
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.