Porsche supports customer teams at 12-hour pursuit in the Blue Mountains

Earl Bamber (911 GT3 R #991): “I’m excited to return to Bathurst. This race is gaining in popularity from year to year. It’s a highlight for every racing driver, regardless of the series we drive in during the rest of the year. Last year, we performed very well here with the 911 GT3 R, and we were even leading at times. With a strong field of 60 cars with a lot of great drivers on this very special racetrack – you’d better be prepared for some surprises.” 
Kévin Estre (911 GT3 R #991): “The Mount Panorama Circuit is one of those tradition-steeped racetracks that I very much like – a little crazy, but very challenging and with its very own character. My colleagues and I raced the 911 GT3 R here in 2017 and we did very well. I’m really looking forward to my first race of the year.” 
Laurens Vanthoor (911 GT3 R #991): “To race in Bathurst one week after Daytona is a great way to start the season. The Mount Panorama Circuit is one of my all-time favourite racetracks: it’s as fascinating and varied as the Nordschleife, and just as difficult. And then there are the enthusiastic Australian fans who lend a fantastic atmosphere. This’ll be my fourth time at Bathurst, however I’ve never managed to win here. This time I’d like to change that.”

Porsche 911 GT3 R
Porsche 911 GT3 R

Patrick Long (911 GT3 R #12): “The grid lineup at Bathurst is insane. Sixty cars with many strong drivers from all over the world on a fascinating racetrack – it’s flat-out right from the start. Bathurst offers everything that makes a great long-distance race. No wonder it’s so popular with drivers and fans.”
Matt Campbell (911 GT3 R #12): “For me as an Australian, Bathurst is obviously the ultimate highlight. I look forward to returning to Mount Panorama with the 911 GT3 R and my old team. We did well last year, winning the Pro-Am class and finishing second overall. That was a great achievement. Although the opposition is even stronger this year, especially in our class, I hope things go as well for us.”