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Both Hobson Motorsport and reigning Bathurst 12 Hour winners, Tekno Autosports have announced their line-ups for next month’s once around the clock event.

Tekno Autosports has enlisted a mix of experience and youth to defend their title. The #1 McLaren 650S GT3 is set to be driven by reigning Pirelli World Challenge champion Alvaro Parente, reigning Blancpain Endurance Series champion Rob Bell and McLaren factory ace Come Ledogar who will experience Bathurst for the first time.

The second #59 McLaren is led by reigning Bathurst 1000 champion Will Davison, Strakka LMP2 driver Jonny Kane and Ben Barnicoat, who is a part of the McLaren Young Driver Programme and a European Formula 3 driver.

Davison is confident of a good result and is looking forward to tackling Mount Panorama in the McLaren.
“McLaren are bringing over five of their guys, so it’s the same as last year and anyone they bring out are at a high level,” Davison said. “It’s pretty exciting to join that fold. It’s something we’ve been working on and it’s all come together following last year.
“I’ve driven the car before and I love it – they are unbelievable cars to drive.”

After recently acquiring the ex-AIM Autosports Nissan GT-R GT3s that Australian James Davison and Nissan GT Academy driver Bryan Heikotter drove in the Pirelli World Challenge last year, Hobson Motorsport has announced a strong line-up of drivers for their two Nissans.

Car 38 will be driven by ex-Prodrive Racing Australia Supercar driver Chris Pither, who will have the impressive Daneil Bilski and experienced Adrian Flack join him while Team Owner Brett Hobson will be joined by American drivers Erik Davis and Fred Poordad.
The Hobson team are undertaking a shakedown today at Sydney Motorsport Park before hitting the mountain. The team have partnered up with Wall

Racing who will prepare the cars and help the team with the development of the cars.

“We began our campaign to bring these two Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3s permanently to Australia back in early 2016,” explains Hobson. So we’re delighted to finally get our hands on them! We’re now looking forward to showing the world exactly what these cars are capable of, right here on home soil. “Having previously been a rare sight on the Aussie circuit, we’re thrilled to have been able to give these cars a permanent home here in Australia, and believe we are bringing back an iconic slice of motor racing history.”

Hobson Nissan Photos courtesy of John Morris.