It's one long-distance classic after another, as the 12-Hours of Bathurst will take place at Australia's Mount Panorama Circuit this coming weekend, February 3rd - 5th.
The line-up down under will include three Mercedes-AMG GT3s with car #22 prepared by Mercedes-AMG Team STM/HTP Motorsport, the #83 of HTP Motorsport and Hogs Breath Café's #61.
The teams will be supported by DTM driver Maro Engel and five time DTM champion Bernd Schneider, who won Bathurst in 2013, which means there will be three former Bathurst winners in the Mercedes-AMG squad altogether with Craig Baird and Shane van Gisbergen.
“The long distance races in Dubai, Daytona and Bathurst made a fantastic start to the year for me,” said Maro Engel. “Things in Daytona didn't go so well, unfortunately, so we'll now have to mount an all-out offensive this weekend in Bathurst! The race is very demanding, and everything must be dead-right to win. Nevertheless, our goal is to triumph there.”
Since 2012, Mercedes-AMG - still running the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 - have racked up one win, two second and three places at Mount Panorama.
The Mercedes-AMG GT3 will be making its debut this year with its first appearance in the line-up for this legendary classic of the Australian motor racing season.