After a seven-year hiatus following her last Supercars start in the Great Race, she returned to the sport that made her famous as a teenager.
Gracie won the Trophy Series in GT World Challenge Australia this year as part of the SpeedSeries, a class within the luxury sports car series for older, early-model GT3 cars.
Now, she’s confirmed her participation in the second division of the championship behind the wheel of a brand new Audi R8 at the season-ending Adelaide 500 on November 23-26.
For Gracie, it’s a chance to prove she’s as good as Australia’s best sports car racers in equal equipment.
Although she’ll race in the second-division Amateur class, Gracie will be able to see where she stacks up against the leading Pro-Am drivers in identical GT3 racing machines.
The brand-new Audi R8 LMS GT3 that Renee Gracie will race at the Adelaide 500 in GT World Challenge Australia. (Supplied)
The car represents a massive step up for Gracie, with a far more technically advanced brake package and aerodynamic set-up over her first-gen, decade-old Audi R8 she drove to the Trophy Series title.
The new machine comes with a more than 100-page manual, including a 10-page starting procedure for the $750,000 carbon fibre race car.