KUMHO SERIES VETERAN VERGOTIS TO RETURN FOR 2013 SEASON
The car was driven by Brad Jones in 2003 2004 and 2005 and is perhaps best-known for being rolled by Scot John Cleland in a collision with fellow international Jason Plato at Bathurst in 2004.
It was also part of a Team BOC 1-2 finish in one of the non-championship V8 Supercar races at Albert Park in 2005 with John Bowe heading Jones home in a wet-dry sprint race.
Vergotis has sold his restored ex-Glenn Seton/Ford Tickford Racing Falcon AU to a private collector and elected to update his hardware for a return to the series for ex-V8 Supercars next season.
He intends to return his new car to a period OzEmail livery and expects to take delivery next week.
â€œThe car is in Newcastle at the moment and hopefully next week we will get it and we can start bolting it together says Vergotis.
â€œBrad Jones Racing have been fantastic and are sending me the files for the original sticker kit too.
â€œIve secured the #12 with V8 Touring Cars for next year too.
â€œIm itching to get back into a car and have a drive. Hopefully before Christmas we will be able to do some testing.
Vergotis finished third in the inaugural V8 Touring Car Series in 2008 ninth in 2009 fifth in 2010 and 12th in 2011.