Objective Announce line Up
Objective Racing has announced an experienced line up for its tilt at the Bathurst 12 Hour.
Warren Luff, Alex Davison and Tim Slade will join regular driver Tony Walls in his McLaren 650s GT3.
“Like last year, we’re well prepared and have a great driver line-up,” Walls explained.
“Barring any mechanical or ‘finger trouble’ or mishaps I think we’re looking strong from a Pro/Am class perspective. And if we don’t fall off the back of the leading train after my stint in the car then I don’t think we’re far off the front of the main game, either.
“Like most years we try to stay under the radar and go about our business.”
Walls proved to be one of the quickest unseeded drivers last year and has shown strong pace in Australian GT over the last year.
Luff is the regular co driver of the Objective McLaren, as is Slade who drove the car at last year’s 12 Hour. Davison will hasn’t driven the car yet but will test with the team next week.
“Myself and Luffy have done plenty of time in the car. Sladey has plenty of experience and didn’t take any time to get on top of the car last year. Alex is yet to have his first taste but will test next week. He’s got plenty of time in GT cars and will adapt quickly.
“12 hours of running with 60 cars is going to make it a pretty interesting day in the office!,” said Walls.
“The main aim this year is to go longer and get some laps in the race this year!” added Slade
“It’s an event I really enjoy doing. It’s a mega track in a mega car especially with the amount of high-speed grip they have. It makes it pretty enjoyable.
“it’s also good to get some miles in a race car before our season starts. There’s not quite the same level of pressure at the 12-hour as there is starting the year in the Supercar at Clipsal and that makes it even more enjoyable.
“Tony leaves no expense spared which is always a nice feeling, coming into an operation like that. Andy (McElrea, from McElrea Racing) runs a really good operation and from that perspective everything is as good as it could be.
“Tony did a really good job in the practice sessions last year and had some very quick times that made him one on of the quickest ‘Am’ guys out there. That gave us a lot of confidence going into the race.
“Luffy drives the McLaren all the time and there’s no doubting his experience and speed. Alex is a proven guy and though he hasn’t driven the car it won’t take long for him to get up to speed.
“Our aim last year was to win ProAm and this year is no different.”
Date posted: January 15, 2017