The battle for the 2017 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6-Hour race is set to grow today, with the addition of another genuine contender for the outright victory.
Ex-Dunlop V8 Supercar Series drivers Aaron Tebb and Aaron McGill are the latest addition to the Easter endurance event around the Mountain, entering a tried and proven MitsubishiEvo IX RS.
Carrying major sponsorship backing from McGill’s long-time supporter Battery World, the pair bring with them a wealth of experience of racing at the Mountain and a determination to take up the fight at the front of the field for the duration of Australia’s premier production car endurance race
Speaking soon after confirmation of the entry, Tebb shared his enthusiasm for the effort theteam has put together and the chances for a strong result.
“We bought the Evo IX RS quite late in the piece with a view to running in the Bathurst 6-hour, but wanted to ensure the complete package was in place, so we spoke with Aaron (McGill) about securing some sponsorship…he’s a bit of a guru in that respect!”
“Not only was he able to bring on long-time supporters Battery World, Premium Mechanical and Australia Wide Assist, he also is a great fit for the driver’s seat with his decades of experience in Australian motorsport and at Mt Panorama. I’m really looking forward to working with him and having him alongside me.”
McGill was equally enthusiastic to be getting back behind the wheel, especially at Bathurstwith a team capable of fighting at the front.
“I’ve been away from the track for 18 months, which feels like forever after 20 years of doing not much else! When Tebbsy called, I knew it would be a great fit for Battery World. The relevance of the endurance race format, production cars and the need for genuine reliability are perfect for the brand. The fact it’s helped get me dusting off the helmet as well is fantastic too!”
“Lots of the cars in the lead class are new and untried at Mt Panorama, so we take with us a bit of security in the Evo IX which we know should run all day and be competitive enough to give us a shot. We both have enough experience to know how to play ourselves into the game as the race progresses, so I can’t wait to get up there and give it our best shot.”