Triple Eight will enter the Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia in 2019 alongside its Supercars efforts, with Shane van Gisbergen part of the driver line-up.
Its full-time GT debut is built around a Mercedes-AMG GT3 for Prince Jefri Ibrahim of the Johor Royal Family.
Van Gisbergen is scheduled to join him in three of the six rounds, with Malaysian Jazeman Jaafar, a single-seater racer turned sportscar driver, to round out the program.
"GT racing is something I’ve been looking at for a few years now and our two campaigns in the Bathurst 12 Hour have cemented in my mind that it’s something I want Triple Eight to be involved in on a longer-term basis," managing director Roland Dane said.
"Asia has always been a special part of the world for me, I’ve enjoyed doing business there for the best part of 30 years, and I’ve kept an eye on Asia’s Blancpain GT championship since its inception in 2017.
"There’s no doubt the category is going from strength to strength and it presents an opportunity for Triple Eight to broaden our portfolio and give the staff here a chance to build their own motorsport experience, which will hopefully only serve to improve the knowledge base within Supercars.
"Prince Jefri has been a big supporter of Triple Eight and we’re greatly looking forward to working with him, as well as Jazeman and the team at [series-organising] SRO Motorsports Group."
Jaafar, left, and Ibrahim will share the Mercedes in three rounds