NEW AUSSIE MUSCLE TO TACKLE THE MOUNTAIN

Those who love Aussie Muscle would be well-advised to keep an eye on the Sieders Racing Team this weekend, as the Australian Production Cars kicks off its 2017 season as part of the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour (April 14-16).

The team has built a new Ford FGII GT-F – the only one of its kind on the event’s entry list – for car owner Jeremy Gray, with Gray to drive the car this weekend with Jason Gomersall while the Sieders Racing Team runs the program.

SPARESBOX TOYOTA READY FOR BATHURST

Experienced club-level endurance racers David Bailey and Matt Thewlis will be aiming to conquer Class D in this weekend’s Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour, when they line up on the grid in the Sparesbox Toyota 86.

Bailey and Thewlis both have a wealth of experience in some of Australia’s most popular grass-roots motorsport categories, and are looking forward to the challenge of a major endurance race at Mount Panorama.

HOLY SMOKE, BMW!

The covers are finally off team Holy Smoke Racing’s new BMW 1M Coupe Production Race Car.

With just over a week to go until it’s debut race at the Bathurst 6hr, they have high hopes for success with this new package. Team Boss and owner Anthony Soole is excited, but also aware that with a new car comes a whole new world of potential issues.

“We raced our BMW E46 M3 over the last couple of years, and had a great run in that car, but this 1M came up at the right price, and I really couldn’t say no.”

PERKINS IN DEFENDING WINNING BMW

JACK PERKINS is a last-minute addition to the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 hour grid, joining Leigh Burges in the 2016 race-winning BMW 335i Turbo.

Perkins replaces Warren Luff, who was originally slated to drive the car however was forced to withdraw from the drive due to work clashes elsewhere.

Burges raced the car with Matthew Brabham in the final round of the 2016 Australian Production Car Series, finishing second in class.

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