7 April 2023 |

JAMEC Racing return for full GT season

One of Australia’s most successful GT teams has confirmed a full-season tilt at the 2023 Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS.

JAMEC Racing will field multi-title winning driver Geoff Emery in the Pro-Am class this year, aiming to bring the title back under its reign.

JAMEC Racing first entered competition in 2014 with Steve McLaughlin and Warren Luff entered in an Audi R8 LMS GT3 Ultra before the squad expanded to a pair of entries as German ace Christopher Mies sealed the Australian GT crown for the team.

Further race wins followed in 2016 when experienced racer Emery joined the squad. This led to a dominant run for Emery resulting in a hattrick of Australian GT titles between 2017 and 2019 for Audi Sport Customer Racing Australia.

Outside of its Australian GT campaigns, JAMEC backed outright Audi contenders at the Bathurst 12 Hour.

Emery returns to GT racing following two seasons in the Carrera Cup where he was a consistent frontrunner in the Pro-Am Class, nearly snatching the title in 2021.

At Mount Panorama this weekend, Emery is teamed with German ace Christer Joens. For the remaining five rounds, he will have Mies and Garth Tander alongside at selected rounds as it adds to an exciting outright fight for the title.

The opening round of six is at the Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS at the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour this weekend.


Geoff Emery

JAMEC Racing

“I didn’t plan to do any racing this year to be honest and Troy (Russell) had a deal come up late, so I jumped at,” said Emery.

“I haven’t driven the Audi for a while, so I’m getting used to it again after being in the Cup Car for a couple of years. They don’t have the no driver aids or the aerodynamics that these Audis have, so I just need to get my head around it again and off we go.

“GT is looking really healthy at the moment. It’s looking like a good series to run this year. There are a lot of good names and experienced drivers, so it’s going to be a pretty tough one to win this year.”

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Free-to-air viewers will be able to see Saturday’s race live and free on Nine’s digital channels from 2-5pm.

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