Virgin Australia Supercars Championship star Chaz Mostert has added his name to the list of drivers tackling this year’s Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.
The 2014 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 winner will drive for Queensland squad MARC GT, in a BMW M6 GT3. Though the Prodrive Racing Australia driver has previous history in the 12-hour race, it will be Mostert’s first attempt at a major GT3 race.
Mostert was reportedly right on the pace in his first drive of a current-specification GT3 car at Mount Panorama late last year, and was enthusiastic about the opportunity.
His addition to the field takes to nine the number of former Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 winners on this year’s 12-hour grid, with a total of 29 Bathurst 1000 victories between them.
The Prodrive Racing Australia driver will be joined by Mackay-based racer Morgan Haber, who is familiar with the team having contested GT Asia rounds in the same car throughout 2016. Haber has also built a solid GT resume’, racing for Erebus Motorsport.
Three-time Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Challenge class winner Max Twigg competes the trio, the Victorian bringing fresh BMW M6 experience to the fore having spent the 2016 season co-driving the factory M6 entry with Steven Richards at BMW team SRM.
“We’re pleased that this has come together and we have such a strong group of drivers assembled to drive the BMW,” MARC GT’s Ryan McLeod said.
“The program has undergone some changes since we tested the car at Bathurst last November but what we will arrive with this February is a very strong team.
“Morgan is experienced in these cars and knows what it takes to be quick and to go the distance, while we’re also pleased to have Max join the team. He’s hugely experienced and also right up to speed on what the M6 needs, having spent all last year driving it in Australian GT.”
The team will confirm the major sponsor and livery of their BMW M6 GT3 livery, to be run alongside the team’s existing multi-car fleet of MARC Cars Australia entries in the Invitational class, closer to the event.
Camp sites and tickets remain on sale for the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, with bookings available via www.bathurst12hour.com.au