The defending Virgin Australia Supercars Champion Scott McLaughlin will have his NTT IndyCar Series debut in 2020.
McLaughlin is racing for DJR Team Penske in Australia, and that link has given him a shot in the single-seaters.
He tested for Team Penske at Sebring in Australia, and the defending champion has chosen to put him in a fourth car at GMR Grand Prix at Indianapolis road course in May. The race will be run on the infield of the famous oval, on a circuit that was utilized for Formula 1 and MotoGP, but in a slightly revised version.
He will also participate in the official series test next week at COTA, which is the first official test of the year for the whole series.
Scott McLaughlin, or like the Aussies like to call him, Scotty, has a perfect age of 26 years to make his debut in Indycar, with plenty of experience in racing, but still some young, raw speed. It’s about ten years since he last drove single-seaters in anger, but he was instantly rapid at the test last month, that the team had no doubt to give him his race debut.
These tests and the race debut is most likely a bit of try ahead of 2021, where the rumours point towards a full-time seat for Scott McLaughlin in NTT IndyCar Series.