They are names every Australian motorsport fan would quickly recognize and now Dean Canto (pictured), Alex Davison and Cameron McConville are set to battle it out in the Toyota 86 Racing Series.
The trio will take part in the second-round race at Sydney Motorsport Park SuperSprint later this month, after being invited to take part by Toyota.
While the professional drivers will be ineligible to claim any of the prize money on offer, they will be on hand to help mentor regular competitors and, as Toyota says, “mix things up on the track”.
McConville, who has been a regular competitor in V8 Utes and Supercars for two decades, is now the CAMS general manager of motor sport development.
He says he can’t wait to get back behind the wheel.
“I haven’t driven an 86 racing car yet, and although I expect the young guys to blow my doors off I still want to be competitive,”
“Overall though, I think I can add most value with what’s going on in the paddock; helping drivers focus their racing campaign, and hopefully, career.”
The SuperSprint will be help from August 26th to the 28th with the Toyota 86 race being a curtain-raiser to the Supercars event.