GT World Challenge Australia teams go testing
With the Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia Powered by AWS set to begin in nearly a month’s time, teams in two states have tested in preparation for Bathurst.
At Sydney Motorsport Park, GWR Australia-prepared entrants Hobson Motorsport in the race-winning Nissan GT-R GT3 and category debutants RAM Motorsport in its GT Trophy-specification Mercedes-AMG GT3 completed a day of running.
For RAM Motorsport, it was the first opportunity for Michael Sheargold to drive the team’s newest acquisition.
Also in attendance was Wall Racing, which completed a shakedown of Adrian Deitz’s Lamborghini Huracan GT3 after a rebuild during the break.
Meanwhile at Winton, Melbourne Performance Centre completed testing with three of its Audi R8 GT3 LMS fleet, including Tony Bates’ Bostik-sponsored example.
M Motorsport also dusted off its Lamborghini Gallardo R-EX LP 600 GT3 for team owner Justin McMillan, while Dale Patterson completed a run in his Chevrolet Camaro GT3 after racing it at the opening round of the season at Phillip Island.
This follows Triple Eight Race Engineering completing testing at Queensland Raceway with Prince Jefri Ibrahim and Team BRM’s Mark Rosser running his Audi R8 LMS GT3 at Mallala recently.