U.K-based motorsport squad, Motionsport, has confirmed a return to to Australia to campaign an Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 in the Bathurst 12 hour event. (En Français)
2012 BTCC Champion Gordon Shedden will lead the driver attack in the race, in what will mark the team’s third attempt at the circuit.
“It’s great to confirm our plans for Bathurst again and we’re grateful to the guys at Compare Insurance for helping make this happen,” said team principal Simon Phillips.
“We wanted to move up to class A for this year and fight with the big boys in GT3. It’s going to be so tough at the front, but the Aston is the weapon of choice and we’ve got some circuit knowledge. I can’t wait”
John Gaw, Team Principal at Aston Martin Racing added: “Motionsport is a great team with a good reputation so we’re pleased they have added an Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 to their race car collection.
“Gordon [Shedden] has been talking to us for some time now so we are really pleased he is finally behind the wheel of one of our cars – we are a global brand with drivers from around the world but we are also dedicated to supporting young British talent to race at the top level.
“Bathurst 12 Hour is fast becoming one of the top GT3 races in the world and we are looking forward to seeing what the Motionsport team can do there.”