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Dixon Linked to R-Motorsport Bathurst 12H Drive

Scott Dixon in line for Bathurst 12H debut in a Pro-class Aston Martin Vantage GT3…

Photo: Christopher Lee/Ford

Five-time IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon looks set to contest next year’s Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour with the R-Motorsport Aston Martin squad.

Endurance-info has published a photograph of the team’s Castrol-liveried Aston Martin Vantage GT3 testing at Portimao with Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli stickers.

The names on the car alongside 2008 Indy 500 winner Dixon are Virgin Australia Supercars regular Rick Kelly and R-Motorsport SRO GT Series driver Jake Dennis.

While R-Motorsport has not confirmed an entry into the IGTC season-opener at Bathurst, the team posted a teaser photo of the Castrol livery on social media yesterday.

If Dixon is announced alongside Kelly and Dennis, it will mark the New Zealander’s maiden race appearance in GT3 machinery.

The long-time Chip Ganassi Racing IndyCar driver’s most recent sports car role was with the CGR team’s works Ford GT works as part of the extended endurance lineup.

Dixon contested the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the team on four occasions and finished on the podium in the race in 2016.

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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