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Bottas to drive Perkins/Hulme Commodore

VALTTERI Bottas will make another appearance behind the wheel at the 2024 Repco Adelaide Motorsport Festival, in a touring car raced by a Formula 1 world champion.

Bottas will steer the Holden VK Commodore – chassis PE 002, the second car built by Perkins Engineering – shared by Larry Perkins and 1967 F1 champ Denny Hulme at various endurance races.

The all-star combination only made it through two laps before crashing out of the 1987 Great Race.

They did however deliver Perkins Engineering’s first race win, in the 1987 Nissan Mobil 500 at Pukekohe.

Bottas’ appearance in the car will come in the event’s Heritage Touring Cars category, with further Adelaide drives still to be announced for the Sauber F1 ace.

“We can’t think of a better car for Valtteri at this year’s event,” said event director Tim Possingham.

“This car was originally made right here in Adelaide at the Holden factory and then went on to be prepared as a Group A touring car.

“It has some rich Formula 1 history itself with former Formula 1 world champion Denny Hulme racing the car alongside Larry Perkins.

“We can’t wait to see Valtteri push this piece of quintessential 1980s Aussie V8 muscle around the Adelaide Motorsport Festival circuit.”

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