Taiwanese GT team HubAuto Racing to compete at 2024 12 Hour
HubAuto squad last competed at Mount Panorama in 2020
Team missed out on 2020 race after practice crash
Taiwanese GT team HubAuto Racing will end a four-year absence and return to the historic Mount Panorama Circuit for the iconic Repco Bathurst 12 Hour in 2024.
After a four-year hiatus from the Australian motorsport scene, HubAuto Racing returns with a determined aim to conquer the mountain with the Porsche 911 GT3R 992, drawing strength from past achievements in Australia and recognising the ongoing support of their fans in the country.
“Clinching the 2019-2020 Asian Le Mans Series title strengthened our connection with our Australian fan base, who hold a special place in our hearts," said Morris Chen, Team Principal and Owner.
"Our Australian fans are our second-largest supporter base, beyond Taiwan.
"Australia has been a tremendous source of fan support, and we are eager to return to Bathurst, a circuit known for its unforgiving challenges and create new memorable moments for both our local and international fans."
Mount Panorama has previously posed a formidable challenge for HubAuto Racing, with the team facing setbacks in their previous two appearances in 2019 and 2020, where unfortunate crashes led to premature exits from the event.
Despite these challenges, the team remains undeterred and is approaching this year's Bathurst 12Hour event with determination and meticulous preparation.
"Our experiences at Bathurst have been challenging but we’ve always shown potential. These events have been integral to our growth and resilience as a team," said the team’s Technical Director, Australian Phillip Di Fazio.
"We are constantly analysing our past performances, learning valuable lessons, and our meticulous preparations for this year's race reflect our commitment to overcome the challenges of this legendary circuit."
Chen added: “HubAuto Racing's return to Bathurst is more than the racing; it's about our fans in Australia and our determination to conquer the Mount Panorama circuit.
"We're thrilled to engage with our Aussie supporters again and set our sights on victory with the Porsche 911 GT3R 992. We can't wait to hit the track and show our best performance."