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Van Gisbergen to Lead Triple Eight’s Bathurst 12H Lineup

Triple Eight Race Engineering finalizes driver lineup for Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour…

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Reigning Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen will lead Triple Eight Race Engineering’s driver lineup for its Pro-Am class assault on the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.

The 32-year-old Kiwi will be joined by fellow Supercars driver Broc Feeney and the team’s Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS pilot Prince Jefri Ibrahim in its Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo.

While having taken part in the Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli round on three previous occasions, this year will mark the second time the team will compete independently. 

“The Bathurst 12 Hour is one of my favorite events on the racing calendar, and I’m so glad we were able to postpone the event to later in the year to accommodate for the international teams,” said van Gisbergen.

“It was devastating that the event couldn’t go ahead last year, because it’s such an intense and grueling race, and to compete against some of the best drivers in the world for the Bathurst 12 Hour title is pretty special.

“I love racing in all forms at The Mountain, but I’m hoping we can capitalize on our podium finish in 2020, and along with Broc and Prince Jefri, give it a real crack in the Pro-Am category.”

The event, postponed to May 13-15 due to COVID-19 issues, will mark Feeney’s second appearance after making his debut in 2020 and will be Ibrahim’s debut in the around-the-clock Australian enduro.

Seven-time Supercars champion-turned managing director Jamie Whincup added: “The Bathurst 12 Hour has been a significant event for Triple Eight in growing our excellent relationship with Mercedes-AMG.

“We give every single race our best effort, but this year’s event will carry even more weight for us as it will be our first 12 Hour running AMG’s Customer Racing division for Australasia, a responsibility that we are proud to bear.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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