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Cindric to Become Youngest Bathurst 12H Driver with Erebus

16-year-old Austin Cindric will set a Bathurst 12 record next month…

Photo: USF2000

Photo: USF2000

Austin Cindric will add to his diverse portfolio of machinery he’s driven when he becomes the youngest driver in Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour history next month.

The 16-year-old son of Team Penske president Tim Cindric will share an Erebus Motorsport amateur class entry, co-driving with Australian Formula 3 drivers Simon Hodge and Nathan Morcom in the No. 63 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3.

Cindric, who last year alone raced at 17 different tracks across five different series in the U.S., Canada and Australia, said he was excited about the opportunity to test himself on the famed Mount Panorama circuit.

“The Bathurst 12 Hour event is something many drivers dream of doing,” Cindric said. “I’m really looking forward to my first race in Australia and for it to occur at a track as historic as Bathurst makes it really cool.

“The opportunity to compete for the overall win with a team like Erebus, so early in my career, is unbelievable. I can’t thank Ryan, Barry and everyone at Erebus Motorsport enough for believing in me and helping to make this happen.”

Erebus will have Dean Canto, Richard Muscat and Jack Le Brocq in its pro class No. 36 SLS AMG GT3.

The team will hold a test day at Phillip Island on Jan. 21 in the build-up to the Bathurst 12 Hour.

Tony DiZinno (@tonydizinno) is Sportscar365's North American Editor, focusing on coverage of the IMSA-sanctioned championships as well as Pirelli World Challenge. DiZinno also contributes to and other motorsports outlets. Contact Tony

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