Australian Supercars star Will Davison has been added to the impressive list of drivers that will tackle the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour next month.
Davison, will join Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy and Mathias Lauda in Audi Sport Team WRT’s BRM Chronographes Pro/Am class entry, for what will be the Belgian team’s first trip to Mount Panorama.
The team will field two cars in the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour this year, the aforementioned will be joined by an all-pro entry steered by factory Audi stars Robin Frijns, Stuart Leonard and Dries Vanthoor.
Davison’s friendship with Lauda was key to returning to the Mountain’s around-the-clock epic with the pair having shared a similar open-wheel background.
The 35-year-old is a former podium finisher from four 12-hour starts, having also scored two victories in the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 classic.
Davison was due to start the 2017 race driving a McLaren and had qualified the car strongly before one of his co-drivers crashed, ruling them out of contention.
“I’m really excited to be doing the race again. After last year disappointment I was really keen to get something happening,” Davison told Bathurst12hour.com.au.
“I was so disappointed to qualify the car second after only doing a few laps however unfortunately the accident meant we weren’t able to go racing.
“Mathias Lauda is a very good friend of mine from when we were racing A1GP together. I heard from him and then the WRT guys and it all came together. It’s certainly going to be a pretty exciting team to be part of.
“All the dialogue I’ve had with them shows that they do things very professionally and it will be good to be part of team like that.”
Davison said he was looking forward to adding his local knowledge to the longstanding Dalla Lama-Lauda-Lamy combination.
The trio have built a strong resume competing together, including winning the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship in the LM GTE-Am class while driving for Aston Martin Racing.
“They’re a combination that is very experienced and do a lot of racing together. It’s really nice to be added to that line up and help bolster their chances.
“I’ll try and help them with my experience of the mountain. I think if we keep it clean, keep our heads we will hopefully feature in the results at the end of 12 hours.
“I’m keen for another crack and pumped to be in one of the awesome GT3 cars again – it’s always highlight of the year to drive one of these cars at the Mountain.”