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MERCEDES FOR TWIGG

Max Twigg is set to move into a Mercedes for this year’s Australian GT Championship, announcing that he will move into the second Scott Taylor Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT3 today.

Twigg will return to the three-pointed star after being teammate to Steve Richards in the BMW Team SRM BMW M6 GT3 last year. In 2015 Twigg partnered up with Geoff Emery in an Erebus Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT3, placing ninth.

The move to Mercedes will see Twigg drive solo, which Twigg sees as his best opportunity for success.

“The BMW was a great car but I think driving solo is the way to go,” Twigg explained.

“After seeing what Klark Quinn did last year, he got more track time than those sharing drives, and I think that is important.

“With my driver rating I think I’m a chance to win races and score podiums, and Klark showed that’s possible.”

Twigg is confident that the partnership of Mercedes and Scott Taylor Motorsport will be successful and is looking forward to driving the new Mercedes.

“The Mercedes is probably the best all-round car on the grid; it’s strong everywhere,” Twigg reasoned.

“It’s not too bad on the twisty circuits, and it really comes into its own at the more open tracks.”

“Scott Taylor is absolutely meticulous about what he does,” he continued.

“He likes everything to be done right, and I think they’re going to be the number one team in Australian GT.”

Scott Taylor Motorsport will move away from a customer program with Erebus Motorsport to branch out on their own to run two cars, the other being for Taylor and Craig Baird. Taylor’s workshop is now complete and gives his team the ability to prep and maintain the cars.

“We’ve always had the capacity to do that and it’s just now time for us,” Taylor said.

“The workshop is now complete, so we’re in a position now to have both the staff and the facilities to run our own cars.”

This announcement joins the recent news that Fraser Ross will compete with Tekno Autosports in a Total backed McLaren 650s GT3 and Dean Canto announcing that he will drive with team boss Jim Manolios in the Trofeo Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3. Regular co-driver, Ryan Millier will be by his partner’s side as they await the birth of their second child.

The first round of the Australian GT Championship is at the Clipsal 500 on March 2-5, with a packed grid expected.

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