The Am-Class entry for Walkinshaw Racing will feature John Martin, Duvashen Padayachee and Liam Talbot for the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour from February 3-5. In confirming the widely anticipated trio, Walkinshaw Racing feels it is in a strong position in the flourishing GT3 Am class of of the field.
The announcement comes after the recent confirmation from the Porsche factory that Earl Bamber, Kevin Estre and Laurens Vanthoor will crew the Walkinshaw Racing-run 911 GT3 R all pro class entry.
Martin and Padayachee spearheaded the driver line-up for Walkinshaw’s 2016 Australian GT Championship campaign, while Talbot is the reigning Blancpain GT Endurance Series Am-Class Champion.
“We believe the driver line-up we have assembled for the Am-Class for our first Bathurst 12 Hour will be strong contenders to win the category,” Walkinshaw managing director Adrian Burgess said.
“John and Duvashen performed well in the 2016 Australian GT series achieving multiple podium positions during the season, so they are accustomed to the Porsche and are experienced racers.
“Liam is a very talented Am-Class driver and is fresh from claiming victory in the Blancpain Endurance Am-Class in Europe.
“He brings a lot of endurance racing knowledge and skills to the team.
“Walkinshaw is honoured to be representing the prestigious Porsche brand at one of the most significant races in the world for GT cars.
“It’s the perfect way to start the Australian racing season and will no doubt be a fascinating event.”
Post courtesy of Speedcafe: http://www.speedcafe.com/2017/01/16/walkinshaw-sets-line-class-b12h-entry/