ST Racing has confirmed the driver lineup for its two-car BMW M4 GT3 effort in next month’s Hankook 24H Dubai, including a Pro class entry that will go for overall honors in the 24H Series season-opener.
Team co-owner Samatha Tan will be joined by Harry Gottsacker, Anthony Lazzaro, Tyler Maxson and Bryson Morris in the No. 1 BMW, which will compete in GT3 Pro-Am, with the Pro class No. 28 BMW to be driven by Jon Miller, Chandler Hull, Nick Wittmer and Louis-Philippe Montour.
Dubai will mark the Canadian squad’s GT3 debut after winning the Creventic’s season-long GT4 championship last year, along with a number of other titles.
“I am very excited to start the next step of our evolution as a racing team,” said team owner Kenneth Tan. “Most of the drivers in our lineup are well-known to the team and we have all found success working together.
“It’s a great family atmosphere and we cannot wait to race both of our new M4 GT3s in Dubai together.”
“Car No. 1 arguably has the youngest ever line up with Bryson and Tyler both only 17 years old and Harry being 21.
“Samantha is actually the oldest among the junior drivers. The juniors will benefit from Anthony Lazzaro’s precious wisdom gained from his extensive race experience running multiple races at the Daytona 24H.”
ST Racing were among the first batch of customers to take delivery of the brand-new cars during an event at BMW’s headquarters last week.
“We’ve barely had any time to work on both cars as they practically went from the BMW Welt straight to Rotterdam port for their transport to Dubai,” Kenneth Tan added.
“The first time we get to do anything with the cars will be during the first unofficial practice in Dubai.
“Thus, our goal in Dubai is to learn the cars and have fun at the same time. Nevertheless, it is an exciting time and I cannot wait. It’s only five weeks away!”
The team has announced plans for a full-season 24H Series effort alongside a single-car entry in Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS.
“It’s going to be a new year, with a new car, in a new class,” Samatha Tan added. “It’s a bit overwhelming to think about, but we also went into 2021 with the same mindset to manage expectations and do the best we can to win.
“We did just that and came away with six championship titles.
“It will once again be a steep learning curve next season, but I know that this past year has given us the learning experiences needed to execute and perform well once again.”