Mercedes-AMG has taken very seriously the expansion of its GT3 and after making his debut in the 24 Hours of Daytona with promising results, the German firm has everything ready for its premiere at the 12 Hours of Bathurst. The first presence of the Mercedes-AMG GT3 at the iconic Mount Panorama will come from the hand of the team HTP Motorsport, the structure that normally supports the GT3 official of the brand in different scenarios. In the case of the 12 Hours of Bathurst, the presence of HTP Motorsport ensures two alignments of pilots of first level with up to three winners of the test.
In the Mercedes-AMG GT3 #22, managed by Scott Taylor Motorsport to the lemon with one’s own HTP Motorsport, will compete Craig Baird, Shane Van Gisbergen and Maro Engel, or what is the same, two winners of the 12 Hours of Bathurst, and a pilot with a remarkable track record in GT3 and has just been confirmed as a Mercedes driver in the DTM. For its part, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 #83, unit 100% official, brings Bernd Schneider, , five times champion of the DTM with Pedro Lamy, Mathias Lauda, Paul Dalla Lana, a trio with a strong background with the Aston Martin in the WEC.
even Though there will be even a third Mercedes-AMG GT3 with the number #61 with the colors of Hogs Breath Cafe in which they will compete, Mark Griffith, Dominic Storey and David Reynolds, what is true is that the presence of HTP Motorsport and Mercedes-AMG in the 12 Hours of Bathurst does not offer as many tracks as the ‘line up’ McLaren and Bentley Motorsport when configuring the bet of the German manufacturer for the Blancpain GT Series, an event of reference between the GT3 in Europe. In this aspect, and the margin of the own Bernd Schneider, one of the few things confirmed is that Maximilian Buhk will defend their title with one of the GT3-the mark of the star.