Mercedes-Benz Cars Australia will provide the official Safety Car for the Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.
The German manufacturer, which supplies safety vehicles to Formula 1 and DTM championships, will confirm the model to be utilised for the Mount Panorama endurance classic in the new year.
Mercedes will be represented by five SLS GT3 machines on the grid for the race held on February 7-8 courtesy of entries from Erebus Motorsport, HTP Motorsport, Rotek Racing and privateer Dean Grant.
“The opportunity for Mercedes-Benz to provide the safety car for the Bathurst 12 Hour is a great honour,” said Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz Cars and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Horst von Sanden.
“There is no more iconic racetrack in Australia than Mount Panorama and the 12 Hour race is the perfect platform to showcase our vehicles.
“The mixture of production and GT3 cars in an endurance format will prove the relevance and excitement of the race.”