2013 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour winner Bernd Schneider will join the HTP Motorsport roster at this weekend’s Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.
Schneider joins Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy and Mathias Lauda in the HTP Mercedes Benz AMG GT3, a car making its Bathurst racing debut next weekend.
For the 2017 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, 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.
#22 Mercedes-AMG Team STM/HTP Motorsport: Craig Baird, Shane van Gisbergen and Maro Engel.
#83 HTP Motorsport: Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy, Mathias Lauda and Bernd Schneider.
#61 Hogs Breath Café: Mark Griffith, Dominic Storey and David Reynolds.
“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.
For the third consecutive year, Mercedes-AMG will supply the Safety and Course cars to ensure the smooth running of the event from February 3-5.