Two customer Nissan GT3 cars headed for Australia
Hobson Motorsport is set to become the first customer Nissan GT3 team in Australia, after purchasing two Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3s from Always Evolving in the United States.
Former Dunlop Series driver Brett Hobson is the man behind the deal, with the two customer GT-Rs set to make they Aussie debuts at the 2017-running of the Bathurst 12 Hour.
“These cars have an incredible pedigree, yet have been a rare sight on the Aussie circuit in recent decades with the Australian people only getting a taste of them during the Bathurst 12 Hour event,” said Hobson.
The Sydney-based team will partner up with Wall Racing to run the cars, with team owner and Supercars driver David Wall excited to add the Nissan’s to his team’s Porsche programme.
“We are extremely happy to announce that we will be back at the Bathurst 12 Hour with an expanded program with four cars (two class A and two class B),” said Wall.
“The opportunity to run the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 cars in Australia is very exciting for the team. We can’t wait to be involved and work with a global brand such as Nissan. To be able to step up to four cars and work with a Nissan is an exciting step forward for the growth of our team.
“Not since 2011 have we been in the outright class for the 12 Hour, finishing fourth. It is going to be great to be back not only in the outright class but also to back it up in Class B once again.
“We have a busy schedule over the next couple of months as we start planning for the event and finalising our driver line ups.
“The Nissan GT-R Nissan GT3 cars have had success at the Bathurst 12 Hour over the past two years and we look to continue that success in 2017.”
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