British GT4 team, Brookspeed have today announced a two-car effort in next years Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.
The squad will once again tackle the mountain with a pair of Porsche Cayman GT4s, as they chase the GT4 class win after an impressive debut this year.
Brookspeed placed second and third in class at this years Bathurst 12 Hour – with their #40 car of Aaron Mason, David Drinkwater and Adrian Watt runners up on the GT4 podium and 24th overall.
The #41 car of Colby Cowham, Lindsay Kearns and Ashley Jarvis took out the final spot on the podium with an all Queenslander driving crew.
“We have entered our two Cayman GT4 ‘MR’s. #40 and #41,” team owner Martin Braybrook confirmed.
“They will be heading to Bathurst after the COTA 24 (Circuit of the Americas 24 Hour race) and Dubai 24.
“The 2 cars covered 42,000 kilometers in the container last year, going from the UK to Abu Dhabi, then to Bathurst, Misano and back to the UK.
“We don’t have drivers confirmed as yet and will probably be looking for a full line up of 6 drivers, 3 drivers per car.”
Brookspeed’s return is expected to be a sign of many more to come, with the growth of the GT4 platform booming globally.
This years 12 Hour saw a total of eight GT4 cars take part with Ginetta, Porsche, Aston Martin and KTM among the represented brands.
Recently, Mercedes-AMG and Audi launched their new GT4 cars, with an interest in participating in international GT endurance races – like the Bathurst 12 Hour.
BMW Team SRM also recently announced their interest in the GT4 category, with a possible expansion into the class after talks that they might be purchasing a new BMW M4 GT4 for next year.
“It’s certainly our intention to enter the BMW M6 GT3 and, under the right circumstances, the brand-new BMW M4 GT4 in the 2017 race,” said BMW Team SRM team owner Steven Richards earlier this year.
“The BMW M4 GT4 made its racing debut at the Dubai 24 Hour race earlier this year and there are plans for a full customer racing program in 2018.
“With the growth of GT4 around the world we’re working with BMW to make sure the car is in Australia, and racing it at Bathurst would be the ideal place to showcase the car, so that’s what we are working towards.”
With all this taken into a account, keep an eye out for some big name drivers on the GT4 grid at next years Bathurst 12 Hour.