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Ex-F1 driver, 18-year-old in for Adelaide S5000

THE prestigious Tasman Cup has lured ex-Formula 1 driver Roberto Merhi back for another S5000 cameo this weekend.

The VAILO Adelaide 500 will double as the Gold Star decider (attached to the season-long Australian Drivers’ Championship) and the centrepiece of a one-round Tasman Series.

Nathan Herne had already been announced to return from the United States to pursue a second successive Tasman Series title, and the identities of his competition are now set in stone.

There will be 11 cars all up, with Team 88/BRM duo Merhi and Kobi Williams the other non-regulars besides Herne.

Williams cut S5000 demonstration laps at the recent Bathurst International and will now make his official category debut.

The 18-year-old finished seventh in the 2023 Australian Formula Ford championship.

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In the Gold Star stakes, Aaron Cameron enters with an 84-point lead over Cooper Webster.

Webster comes in with plenty of miles under his belt in 2023; he finished runner-up in the British GB4 series and is leading the inaugural Indian Formula 4 Championship.

Other notable points from the entry list is that Jordan Boys will be on double duties between S5000 and Super2, and Ben Bargwanna is out to rebound from a TCR crash at the Macau Grand Prix.

ENTRY LIST: S5000, 2023 VAILO Adelaide 500

NumberSponsorDriver
2The Fuzzies Game Team BRMMark Rosser
8Team 88 / Team BRMKobi Williams
18Team Valvoline GRMAaron Cameron
22Amadio WinesSebastien Amadio
29Team Valvoline GRMNathan Herne
37Versa MotorsportCooper Webster
48Nippy’s Versa MotorsportBlake Purdie
49Team Valvoline GRMJordan Boys
71Hangcha RacingBen Bargwanna
88Team 88 / Team BRMRoberto Merhi
96Crown Windows / Hogan Prestige CarsNic Carroll
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