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R-Motorsport Names Drivers for Two-Car Bathurst Entry

R-Motorsport confirms drivers lineups for its Bathurst 12 Hour GT3 debut…

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R-Motorsport has finalized its two driver lineups for the team’s debut GT3 appearance in the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour next month.

The Swiss squad, which is entering a pair of Aston Martin V12 Vantages, will run Matthieu Vaxiviere, Jake Dennis and Marvin Kirchhoefer in its Pro-class car.

It will also enter the Pro-Am category with team owners Florian Kamelger and Andreas Baenzinger sharing turns at the wheel with Peter Leemhuis and Matt Parry.

25-year-old Welshman Parry is set for his first GT3 race appearance outside the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 which he drove last year in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup.

Meanwhile, Dennis and Vaxiviere were co-drivers in the Endurance Cup for R-Motorsport while Kirchhoefer competed in the team’s sister Aston Martin.

“In Jake Dennis, Marvin Kirchhoefer and Matthieu Vaxiviere, we have put together a highly competitive driver combination of proven merit,” said Kamelger.

“We are delighted to be returning ‘Down Under’ for the GT3 season opener with this driver lineup.

“The 12-hour race in Australia is one of the most important GT3 endurance races in the world, and achieving a top result in the classic at Mount Panorama is sure to be a big challenge.”

R-Motorsport last entered the Bathurst 12 Hour in 2017, when it ran an Aston Martin Vantage GT8 in the Invitational category for Kamelger, Baenzinger and Aston factory driver Darren Turner.

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

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