A FAMOUS Bathurst surname is plotting a return to the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour following a promising debut for his team at the 2017 event.
Andrew Miedecke has told Australian Motorsport news website Speedcafe.com today that his Miedecke Motorsport team plans to return to the Mountain with at least two cars in 2018.
The team ran a single Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 car for George Miedecke, Ash Walsh and Tony Bates in the race this year and turned out to be one of the surprise performers of the weekend.
The team made the Pirelli top-10 shootout before a sensational lap from Walsh saw them qualify fourth outright. Unfortunately a crash just after the two hour mark saw the car out of the race after Miedecke endured carbon monoxide fumes in the cabin during his stint.
“We are proposing to run two at the Bathurst 12 Hour,” Andrew Miedecke told Speedcafe.com while testing his latest acquisition – a GT4-specification Vantage – at Queensland Raceway.
“The main car is two thirds filled and I’m thinking about maybe an Aston Martin driver to make up the three. That car will run outright.
“We are taking to other good drivers about running the second car.
“They (the cars) will both run in 2016 specification and they should be competitive. That is the plan at this stage.”
Miedecke told Speedcafe.com that the team would also consider running the GT4 entry, following plans to run the car in selected events this year.
Aston Martin’s 6-litre V12 powered GT3 machinery has traditionally suited Mount Panorama, Craft Bamboo Racing finishing third with their Vantage GT3 in the 2015 epic.
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