David Wall to make Australian GT return

Wall Racing tested the Audi last week

Wall Racing tested the Audi last week

V8 Supercars driver David Wall will return to the Australian GT Championship later this season, making selected appearances in an Audi R8.

The 32-year-old will co-drive in the championship’s Phillip Island 101 and Highlands 101 endurance events alongside Greg Taylor, whose Audi is prepared by Wall Racing.

The team took delivery of the Trophy Class car last week and will run in the hands of Taylor and Barton Mawer at the season opening Clipsal 500 Adelaide.

Taylor has previously competed with Wall’s team in Porsche’s GT3 Cup Challenge and Carrera Cup Australia.

David Wall won the Australian GT title in 2009 and 2010, before making a one-off return at Phillip Island in 2011

David Wall won the Australian GT title in 2009 and 2010, before making a one-off return at Phillip Island in 2011

Wall Racing tested the Audi at Phillip Island last week alongside the two Porsche GT3 Cup cars it will campaign in the Bathurst 12 Hour.

“We are really excited about running the Audi in the championship this year,” said Wall, a former two-time Australian GT champion, who last raced in the class in 2011.

“It is an impressive car, and we were really happy with how the test went.

“Greg improved significantly over the course of his first season in motorsport last year, and I am sure he will continue this year.

“We are all looking forward to starting the season, and are aiming to make a mark on the championship.”

Wall Racing’s Porsches will be campaigned by Richard Gartner/Michael Hector/Garth Duffy/Aaron Zerefos and Paul Tressider/Daniel Bilski/Matt Kingsley at the Bathurst 12 Hour.

Wall will miss the 12 Hour while undertaking V8 Supercars test duties at Sydney Motorsport Park, which will mark his first hit-out aboard the Volvo Polestar Racing S60.

Gartner will meanwhile continue in his Porsche for the full Australian GT season, competing in the Challenge Class.

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