The 2020 Bathurst 12 Hour now has its first official entry, with Craft-Bamboo Racing announcing that it will compete in the IGTC season opener with at least one Mercedes AMG GT3.
The Mercedes-AMG customer team may run a second car, with plans currently forming.
The team returned to Mount Panorama in February this year, launching their new relationship with Mercedes-AMG in Australia’s International Enduro, partnered with Black Falcon. During the race, the team led after qualifying second before a mechanical issue forced its AMG into retirement after 185 laps.
The Hong Kong-based team, which finished on the podium at the Australian enduro back in 2015, is yet to confirm its driving squad. However, is expected to be made up of a selection of factory Mercedes-AMG drivers once again.
“The Bathurst 12 Hour gets more competitive each year, with top teams from around the world coming to Mount Panorama to take on this amazing circuit,” said Craft-Bamboo Racing director and double 12-Hour winner Darryl O’Young.
“There is a big strategy game in this race, so it keeps the drivers, engineers, and crew on their toes for the entire 12 hours, which makes it really challenging yet exciting throughout. We expect nothing less in 2020, and after a full season with the Mercedes-AMG GT3, we are confident we have a strong package to fight for the win.
“The organizers do a fantastic job, so it is a race we look forward to and make a priority in our racing calendar each year.”
The 2020 race commences with practice on 31 January 2020 with the race itself to be contested on Sunday, 2 February.