Champ Car legend scores Bathurst 12 Hour seat

Bathurst 12 Hour
03 Dec
Champ Car legend Paul Tracy has confirmed his entry into February’s Repco Bathurst 12 Hour
2 mins by James Pavey, Main Pic by Motorsport Images
  • Champ Car legend Paul Tracy confirms entry into February’s 12 Hour

  • Canadian will link up with Nash Morris and Danny Stutterd in IRC GT

  • Tracy made Mount Panorama debut at 2019 Bathurst 12 Hour

Champ Car legend Paul Tracy has confirmed his entry into February’s Repco Bathurst 12 Hour.

The Canadian racer will link up with Nash Morris in an IRC GT at the February 16-18 event, which opens the Bathurst SuperFest.

Tracy is set to make his second Bathurst 12 Hour start, with the racer turned broadcaster making his debut at Mount Panorama in a MARC car with Paul Morris and Keith Kassulke in 2019.

In 2024, Tracy will race with Paul’s son Nash, as well as Innovation Race Cars co-owner and Carrera Cup regular Danny Stutterd.

Tracy, Morris and Stutterd will steer one of the new IRC GT cars in the Invitational class run by TekworkX.

“I am over the moon to be returning to the famous Bathurst 12 Hour,” Tracy said.

“I made my return back into the driver’s seat, after a long hiatus, at the 12 Hour in 2019. The track is one of the most challenging I have ever driven in my career.

“That time I was invited to team up with Paul Morris, and it’s exciting to drive alongside his up and coming son Nash this time around.

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“The IRC GT will be an exciting car to race around the iconic Mount Panorama circuit.”

Stutterd recently drove the IRC GT to victory in the Highlands One Hour, and was keen to race with Tracy and up-and-comer Morris, who is racing in the Dunlop Series among other categories.

“This is an incredibly exciting moment for the IRC GT, to enter one of the world’s most renowned endurance races for the first time,” Stutterd said.

“We’ve put together an incredibly exciting team to take on this race, with the invaluable experience of Paul Tracy and the exciting young talent in Nash Morris.

“After racing the IRC GT at the Highlands One Hour I got a taste for what the car is going to be like in an endurance racing capacity, and it’s going to be a great addition to the field at the 12 Hour.

“With the knowledge of the TekworkX team running the car, we’re all looking forward to putting together a strong performance.”

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