Porsche driver line-ups confirmed for 2020 Bathurst 12 Hour

All five Porsche 911 GT3 R entries in the 2020 Bathurst 12 Hour have now confirmed their driver line-up for this year’s Mount Panorama endurance classic.

Porsche factory drivers Matt Campbell and Dirk Werner, as well as the Earl Bamber Motorsport team, will all enter the race aiming to defend their 2019 victory.

The Porsche driver roster includes:
-       3 PRO entries
-       2 PRO-AM entries
-       3 Carrera Cup Australia champions (Campbell and Evans as PRO, S.Grove as PRO-AM)
-       7 Porsche factory drivers (Bamber, Campbell, Dumas, Jaminet, Pilet, Werner, Vanthoor)
-       1 Porsche Young Professional (Preining)
-       1 Porsche Junior (Evans)
-       7 Bathurst 1000 wins (Lowndes)
-       4 Bathurst 12 Hour wins (x2 Lowndes, x1 Campbell, x1 Werner)

“I was barely able to hide my delight when we heard that Craig Lowndes would join Laurens and Earl in our Porsche 911 GT3 R at Bathurst," said Sebastian Golz, 911 GT3 R project manager at Porsche Motorsport.

"You’d be hard pressed to get a better line-up than that!”

Craig Lowndes and Sebastian Golz
Bathurst legend Craig Lowndes (left) and Sebastian Golz, Project Manager, 911 GT3 R, Porsche Motorsport (right).

#1 Meguiar’s EBM Porsche 911 GT3 R

Class: A-Pro (GT3 Professional)
Team: Earl Bamber Motorsport (Malaysia)
Drivers: Craig Lowndes (Australia), Earl Bamber (New Zealand), Laurens Vanthoor (Belgium)

#1 Meguiar’s EBM Porsche 911 GT3 R

#911 Absolute Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R

Class: A-Pro (GT3 Professional)
Team: Absolute Racing (China)
Drivers: Matt Campbell (Australia), Mathieu Jaminet (France), Patrick Pilet (France)

#911 Absolute Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R

#912 Absolute Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R

Class: A-Pro (GT3 Professional)
Team: Absolute Racing (China)
Drivers: Dirk Werner (Germany), Thomas Preining (Austria), Matteo Cairoli (Italy)

#912 Absolute Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R

#4 Grove Porsche 911 GT3 R

Class: A-PA (GT3 Pro-Am)
Team: Grove Racing (Australia) with Herberth Motorsport
Drivers: Ben Barker (United Kingdom), Stephen Grove (Australia), Brenton Grove (Australia)

#4 Grove Porsche 911 GT3 R

#12 NED EBM Porsche 911 GT3 R

Class: A-PA (GT3 Pro-Am)
Team: Earl Bamber Motorsport (Malaysia) with McElrea Racing
Drivers: David Calvert-Jones (Australia), Jaxon Evans (New Zealand), Romain Dumas (France)

#12 NED EBM Porsche 911 GT3 R

The 2020 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour will be held from 31 January to 2 February, reverting to a three-day format this year. Practice at Mount Panorama begins on Friday followed by qualifying on Saturday. The race beginning before sunrise on Sunday at 5:45am local time.

The race will be broadcast in Australia on the Seven Network and FOX Sports, as well as streamed globally via https://www.bathurst12hour.com.au/. Follow the event on social media via the #B12hr hashtag.

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