A pair of Ferrari aces will complete Clearwater Racing’s lineup for next month’s Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.
The Malaysian team confirmed this week that Ferrari factory driver Toni Vilander and veteran Matt Griffin will join team owner Mok Weng Sun in the team’s Ferrari 458 Italia GT3.
Griffin is well known to Australian fans and will tackle his fourth 12-hour for Clearwater, having finished third on debut in 2012 and second the following season.
Griffin’s 2013 drive to second was notable for an impressive mid-race performance with then co-driver Craig Baird that hauled a damaged Ferrari back into contention after dropping a lap mid-race.
The Irishman won the European LeMans Series in 2013 and recently helped Dragon Racing to the Pro-Am class victory at the Dubai 24 Hours.
34-year-old Finnish star Vilander is one of the best exponents of Ferrari GT racing worldwide and is the reigning GTE-Pro class champion at the Le Mans 24-hour – his second victory in the ultra-competitive GT category at LeMans.
He also won the GTE-Pro class in the 2014 World Endurance Championship driving for AF Corse.
Confirmation of Clearwater’s drivers leaves only fellow Ferrari outfit AF Corse without named drivers.