First entry confirmed for 2023 Bathurst 12 Hour
German-based Porsche staff Manthey will accomplice with Australian’s EMA Motorsport to begin its 2023 season on the Bathurst 12-Hour.
The pair will run beneath the Manthey EMA banner to area a Porsche 991.2 Technology Porsche GT3 R within the Professional class on the February 3-5 occasion.
EMA Motorsport celebrated its European debut at this yr’s 24-hour race in Spa and most lately contested the eighth spherical of the Nurburgring Endurance Collection with the help of Manthey.
This might be solely the second time that the fan-favorite ‘Grello’ livery has run within the Southern Hemisphere. The enduring neon inexperienced and yellow design was seen beforehand competing at Mount Panorama with Manthey in 2018, when the staff completed sixth.
EMA Motorsport makes a primary look on the Bathurst 12 Hour with the Porsche 911 GT3 R, having beforehand raced on the mountain as a part of the Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia grid earlier this yr.
The race may also be one of many ultimate appearances for the 991.2 iteration of the GT3 R in top-flight competitors forward of the brand new 992 technology becoming a member of grids from later in 2023.
The staff is at the moment working by the ultimate preparations forward of the 2023 season-opening occasion, together with finalizing the small print of the Professional driver line-up.
“The season opener of the Intercontinental GT Problem in Bathurst is a particular spotlight within the racing calendar, and we’re trying ahead to beginning our motorsport yr 2023 with this occasion along with EMA,” stated Nicolas Raeder, managing director of Manthey Racing GmbH.
“With its hilly sections, the Mount Panorama Circuit is harking back to the Nordschleife and locations very excessive calls for on each the car and the drivers.
“That is precisely the place we’re skilled from our stints within the ‘Inexperienced Hell.’ And we clearly need to compete for victory in Australia.”