The 2019 Bathurst 12 Hour driver line-up for the Hallmarc Audi R8 LMS has been set, Australian Supercars ace Lee Holdsworth and Dean Fiore will team up with Marc Cini once again.
Next year’s running of Australia’s premier GT race will be the third in a row for Cini, Holdsworth and Fiore as a trio. Their Audi will race in the Pro-Am class, and will be run by Audi Sport Customer Racing Australia.
Holdsworth says he is delighted to be back racing with the Hallmarc crew once again in 2019.
“To team up with Deano and Marc again makes for a good, fun weekend,” he said.
“The Bathurst 12 Hour is growing as an event each year and it’s now really an internationally renowned, bucket list type of event. To be involved is a privilege.
“It’s a nice way to start the year and get the ball rolling and get your head back into gear before the Supercars season starts.
“We don’t take it too seriously, it’s a fun weekend and one where we can enjoy our racing. We’re not out to win the race outright but if we can get the Hallmarc car onto the podium in our class then we’ll come away with a smile on our dials.”
Changes to the Event sporting regulations for 2019 will see the Pro/Am and Am classes feature increased competition, with more emphasis now on the ‘Am’ component on each driver line-up completing more seat time during the race.
“The Pro-Am class is very competitive,” Holdsworth added
“But I think with some of the rule changes it gives us a better shot. With the driver times in place it means you split the race evenly between your drivers which makes it a lot more fair for us and a lot of other cars as well.
“I think if we can get the same result as 2017 we’ll be very satisfied.”