Le Mans winner Earl Bamber will compete at subsequent yr’s Bathurst 12 Hour along V8 Supercars famous person Scott McLaughlin in a Grove Racing Porsche.
Bamber, who teamed up with Nico Hulkenberg and Nick Tandy to win Le Mans this yr in a manufacturing unit Porsche LMP1 automotive, will sign up for McLaughlin and Stephen Grove in a Carrera Cup-spec 997 GT3 automotive at Mount Landscape.
The trio will get started as some of the favorite entries for the hotly-contested Elegance B, in particular for the reason that Bamber and Grove took out the category again in 2014 along side Briton Ben Barker.
“I will be able to’t wait to return to the Bathurst 12 Hour,” stated Bamber. “I sought after to try this race remaining yr however sadly I couldn’t with my time table.
“In 2014 with the Grove workforce we controlled to take the category victory, so I’ve very fond reminiscences of the monitor – it’s an awesome position and in addition superb to pressure a Porsche there. I’m in reality, in point of fact taking a look ahead to being again.
“Some other folks would possibly ask ‘why do I force a Cup Automotive there as an alternative of a complete spec GT3’, and I bear in mind again in 2013 – once I simply began racing in Porsches – that Steve [Grove] used to be the fellow who gave me an opportunity to return to Australia and he gave me the primary probability to force at Bathurst.
“I stated, ‘Once I’m to be had you understand if you wish to have me to return pressure, you’ve were given first choice’, so it’s actually, in reality great to be again with Steve and the entire workforce.
“Coming from Le Mans this yr and profitable it is helping me get ready for Bathurst, and my full-time process now’s doing staying power racing.
“I’m taking a look ahead to be teamed up with Scotty. I take note him from go-karting and I’ve been gazing him within the V8 Supercars; he’s executed an out of this world process.”
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