The Supercars energy team will expose Fr. offline recording Bathurst 12 Hour for the second time this year as part of its customer association with Mercedes.
Van Gisbergen will lead the Pro-Am race team along with Supercars teammate Brock Feeney and the ever-present Prince Jeffrey Ibrahim GT World Challenge Australia.
The latter rides the T8 in the local GT series, usually with van Gisbergen as his co-driver, although Feeney also raced at AMG with Ibrahim last season.
Van Gisbergen, one of the two owners of the Triple Crown Bathurst (1000, 12 hours and 6 hours)said he was looking forward to meeting with GT crews from around the world at the May event, which was slightly postponed.
“The 12-hour competition in Bathurst is one of my favorite events in the racing calendar, and I’m very happy that we were able to move the event to later this year to host international teams,” said the winner of the 2016 12-hour competition. .
“It was devastating that the event failed last year because it is such an intense and grueling race, and competing with some of the world’s best riders for the 12-hour Bathurst Champion title is quite special.
“I love racing in all forms on the mountain, but I hope we can take advantage of our finish on the podium in 2020 and together with Brock and Prince Jeffrey give it a real crack in the Pro-Am category.”
The Mercedes T8 will again be supported by MANN-FILTER for round-the-clock enduro.
“The 12-hour Bathurst race is a landmark event in the Australian race calendar, showcasing some of the world’s most talented drivers and beautiful cars,” said T8 leader and former 12-hour race winner Jamie Winkop.
“We are grateful to MANN-FILTER for partnering in this year’s event. We had the most beautiful livery in the 2020 race, and I have no doubt that if we release our livery later this year, it will look even better.
“12 hours of Bathurst has been a significant event for Triple Eight in developing our wonderful relationship with Mercedes-AMG.
“We do our best for every race, but this year’s event will be even more important for us, as it will be our first 12-hour AMG customer racing department for Australasia, a responsibility we are proud to bear.”
12 hours of Bathurst have already undergone two date changes to 2022.
It was originally moved from March to February to avoid a collision with 12 o’clock Sebring.
Now it will take place on May 13-15.