Aussie to make Sepang 12 Hour debut

Tom Howard

Wednesday 5th October, 2016 - 8:55pm

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Garnet Patterson wil drive an Infinity Race Engineering Ferrari 458

Garnet Patterson wil drive an Infinity Race Engineering Ferrari 458

Former Australian Formula 3 national class champion Garnet Patterson will compete in the Sepang 12 Hours.

The New South Wales racer will pilot a Ferrari 458 GT3 for Asian-based outfit Infinity Race Engineering in the event, which concludes the inaugural SRO Intercontinental GT Challenge Series.

The Malaysian event held from December 8-11 will see the 2014 Australian F3 National Class champion make his GT3 debut.

Patterson will share the Ferrari with Malaysian drivers, Adrian D’Silva and two-time Sepang 12 Hour winner, Dominic Ang.

Garnet Patterson (left)

Garnet Patterson (left)

This season the 23-year-old has been competing in the Asian Le Mans Series Sprint Cup, where he finished third in the LMP3 class.

“I am looking forward to competing against some of the best GT teams and drivers from around the globe,” said Patterson.

“It’s going to be a demanding race on man and machinery at one of the hottest tracks in the world.

“It will be interesting to see how competitive the 458 is compared to the newest generation GT3 cars.

“I’m really grateful for the opportunity and am looking forward to the challenge.

“We will be working hard to ensure we have a competitive package come race day.”