Kelly eyes Indy coup

Geelong Advertiser - - WARRNAMBOOL - JAMES PHELPS

THIS week­end’s Gold Coast 600 is an au­di­tion for a drive in Kelly Rac­ing’s four- car Nis­san team af­ter Rick Kelly re­vealed his au­da­cious plan to land an IndyCar star.

With two seats at his Vic­to­rian- based out­fit up for grabs, Kelly has held talks with sev­eral IndyCar se­ries driv­ers about mak­ing a switch to V8 Su­per­cars.

Holden driver Michael Caruso re­mains favourite to grab one of the two spots at the team for its high-pro­file switch from Holden to Nis­san.

But Kelly is hope­ful of be­ing the first team to land an IndyCar driver full-time.

‘‘We have been in dis­cus­sion with a f ew Amer­i­can-based driv­ers,’’ he said.

‘‘We have a cou­ple of seats that are un­de­cided and we are look­ing for the best pos­si­ble can­di­dates whether they be based here or over­seas.

‘‘Nis­san are a man­u­fac­turer that will de­mand suc­cess and we are look­ing to get a driver that will give them ev­ery chance.’’

Kelly said driv­ers from the Indycar or Le Mans se­ries would be able to make the switch to the Aus­tralian- based V8 Su­per­cars se­ries.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.