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McLaren 720S GT3 to Make Customer Debut at Albert Park

59Racing to give McLaren 720S GT3 its customer debut in Melbourne next weekend…

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The McLaren 720S GT3 will make its customer racing debut next week in the Australian GT Championship opener at Albert Park, Melbourne.

Melbourne-based 59Racing will become the first McLaren customer to run the car which made its debut in a factory entry at the Gulf 12 Hours in December.

The team will campaign the full Australian GT season with a 720S GT3 piloted by Fraser Ross and a 570S GT4 driven by Ryan Simpson.

It gets underway at Albert Park on March 14-17 in support for the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.

“It is really great to welcome another new customer team to the McLaren Customer Racing family, with the launch of 59Racing, who will be the first of our teams to take to the track in competition with the 720S GT3,” commented McLaren Automotive Motorsport Director Dan Walmsley.

“Premiering as part of the Formula 1 race activity, with 59Racing running in their home race, is a fantastic platform for the team and McLaren alike.

“All the effort and work that has gone into the 720S GT3 programme to date has led to this point, and it is a very proud moment to see the car ahead of the first competitive outing, in the hands of a new owner.

“The McLaren Customer Racing team has covered thousands of kilometres worldwide during the development of the 720S GT3, and the program has pushed the boundaries of what is possible, in extreme conditions and with a clear goal: to develop a car worthy of wearing the McLaren badge, and capable of challenging for victories against the best in the world.”

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is Sportscar365's European Editor and also Managing Editor for e-racing365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations. Contact Jake

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