Phoenix confirms two-car Bathurst campaign

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Thursday 6th November, 2014 - 2:28pm

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Phoenix will move back to a two-car entry for the 2015 event

Phoenix will move back to a two-car entry for the 2015 event

Phoenix Racing is the latest international GT giant to confirm a two-car entry for February’s Bathurst 12 Hour.

The German team has contested the race each year since fielding a winning two-car entry in 2012.

After scaling back to a single-car effort over the last two years, the team has doubled its effort for 2015.

Drivers for the squad, which was last year led by stars Laurens Vanthoor and Rene Rast, are yet to be confirmed.

The Bathurst entry now sits at 54 cars; 29 of which are in the outright GT3 class.

Phoenix’s effort joins previously announced two-car entries from Hong Kong’s Craft Bamboo, England’s Bentley M-Sport and Italy’s AF Corse.

A further six single-car international GT3 efforts will also attack the race from Germany, Japan, Malaysia and New Zealand.

Event director James O’Brien has hailed the increased quality of the entry.

“There is always a great deal of attention on the grid size; however from our perspective it is pleasing to see the quality of teams and drivers increasing each year, particularly in the outright GT3 class,” he said.

“It is exciting for us to be able to welcome all these teams to Mount Panorama and demonstrates how highly the Event is regarded.

“Motor sport teams from across the world want to experience the challenge of competing at Mount Panorama for 12 hours. We expect to welcome more teams at future events.”

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