Jack Sipp has previously driven EMS' #38 Commodore in this year's Dunlop Super2 Series. Photo: an1images.com / Dirk Klynsmith.

FOURTEEN years after claiming victory in the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series, Tony D’Alberto is heading back to what is now known as the Dunlop Super2 Series for the next round at Sydney Motorsport Park.

D’Alberto, the 2007 series champion, will replace Jack Sipp in Eggleston Motorsport’s #38 Commodore for the round to be held this weekend.

His return to the series is all geared around giving him increased Supercar mileage ahead of re-joining Dick Johnson Racing for the Repco Bathurst 1000 in December.

D’Alberto will share the #11 Shell V-Power Racing Team Mustang with Anton De Pasquale, the duo firming as one of the hot contenders for the big 161 lap Supercar classic.

This year marks D’Alberto’s 17th Bathurst 1000 start and his sixth with DJRTP/Dick Johnson Racing.

The 35-year-old’s best result of third came alongside Fabian Coulthard in 2017. 

D’Alberto will drive alongside Tim Blanchard and Matt McLean in EMS’ three car line-up in Sydney.

Tony D’Alberto celebrates winning the 2007 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series. He’s flanked by Michael Caruso (left) and Kayne Scott (right). Photo: an1images.com / Justin Deeley.
With over 20 years in the Australian motorsport industry, Noonan is the head of V8 Sleuth. He’s held a range of roles including working in television with Seven and Ten, print media and public relations. With a specialty in Australian motorsport history, he’s known around racing paddocks as ’the Sleuth’ and started his motorsport media career in 1997.