MARC Cars confirms new sponsor, drivers

MARC Cars Australia has confirmed that 2011 Bathurst 1000 winner and current Supercar driver Nick Percat will head up the two-car, Scandia Group backed attack on this year’s Bathurst 12 Hour.

Percat will be well supported by regular Bathurst 12 Hour racers, Aaron Cameron and Jake Camilleri. Both Cameron and Camilleri come to the event with plenty of experience driving MARC Cars around the famous Bathurst track.

Cameron has been a front runner and recent race winner in the new TCR Australia series, while long-time MARC Car racer, Camilleri has a wealth of Bathurst experience and speed to back up his other team members in the #91 MARC Car.

The sister #92 car will be headed by experienced Englishman, James Kaye. Kaye is a superstar of the British Touring Car Championship and has plenty of Bathurst experience with two previous Bathurst 1000 race starts.

Kaye will be joined by long-time MARC Cars driver, Hadrian Morrall alongside rising star, Tyler Everingham. Everingham is a former V8 Touring Car Series champion and Super2 race winner.

MARC Cars MD Ryan McLeod confirmed the Scandia supported, 12 Hour assault.

“It’s our 6th Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour event running the Australian built MARC Cars, and this should be one of our most competitive programs yet,” he said.

“We have two band new MARC 2 race cars and a driver line up that has plenty of speed. Nick’s Bathurst winning experience and attention to detail will help all our drivers and engineers to get the very best out of the cars and themselves.”

McLeod was proud to have the support of the Scandia Group as a major backer, and Scandia CEO, Jake Cassar was excited about the event partnership.

“MARC Cars is highly respected within the Australian and international motorsport arenas and offer us the opportunity to further our conversation with consumers,” Cassar said.

“The fact that MARC Cars share the same passion for designing Australian products to the highest standard is a major bonus.
“We see this partnership as a perfect fit for the Scandia brand and look forward to a fantastic Bathurst campaign.”