Triple Eight Race Engineering has revealed their livery for the 2022 LIQUI MOLY Bathurst 12 Hour, which takes place on May 13-15.
The team’s entry features major backing from MANN-FILTER and showcases their iconic yellow and green brand colours with a striking ‘Mamba’ pattern design.
The Mercedes-AMG GT3 will be piloted by 2021 Supercars Champion Shane van Gisbergen, and Red Bull Ampol Racing rookie Broc Feeney as the entry’s ‘Pro’ drivers. The team’s GT World Challenge Australia and Asia driver, Prince Jefri Ibrahim will be the team’s ‘Am’ driver for the prestigious race.
Having won the Bathurst 12 Hour in 2016, Shane van Gisbergen expressed his excitement at the prospect of the event retuning in 2022, after a two-year hiatus.
“The car looks great and will look even better on track at Mount Panorama – I’m so excited for this event to return next month,” he said.
“We had the team at MANN-FILTER on our car at the Bathurst 12 Hour in 2020, so it’s awesome that they’ve continued their major partnership of the team for the race’s return in 2022.
“Any laps around Mount Panorama are cool, especially in a GT car. We obviously haven’t done this race for a few years, so it’ll be great to get back there.
“This race is a great opportunity for Iman [Prince Jefri Ibrahim] as well, as it’s a big step up for him, but I think he’s ready for it. It’s going to be exciting to see how he goes in an endurance race. We obviously have three different drivers and different sizes, so we’ll all have to get the car to suit each other. In practice, we’ll make sure we’re all getting a good amount of seat time, but the car has to be both fast and drivable for each driver.”
Having taken part in the event on three occasions before, 2022 marks the second time that Triple Eight will compete independently, as well as backing from MANN-FILTER, the premium filtration brand of the global filtration expert MANN+HUMMEL, who supported the team’s entry in 2020 when they clinched a podium finish in their Pro entry.
The 2022 Bathurst 12 Hour will be Broc Feeney’s second appearance in the main event, after making his debut in 2020. It will be Prince Jefri Ibrahim’s debut race at the event.