Former Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour winner Bernd Schneider will join the HTP Motorsport roster in this weekend’s race.
Schneider, a five-time DTM champion, will drive the HTP Motorsport-AMG GT3 with Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy and Mathias Lauda.
The Mercedes-AMG GT3 will make its Mount Panorama racing debut, having went on to claim several wins in last year’s Australian GT Championship and overall second placing for the season in the hands of Scott Taylor and Craig Baird.
For the 2017 event, the list of Mercedes-AMG GT3 drivers includes no fewer than three previous winners, Bernd Schneider, Craig Baird and last year’s winner Shane van Gisbergen.
“This year’s Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour race is set to be one of the most exciting yet for race fans,” said Jochen Bitzer, head of Mercedes-AMG Customer Sports.
“We’re confident in both the teams and drivers who are piloting the Mercedes-AMG GT3 race cars. This is the first time our AMG GT3 will compete around Mount Panorama so of course this is a very important race to our brand.”