BMW Team SRM will field a second M6 GT3 for the remaining rounds of the Australian GT and Australian Endurance Championships.
Danny Stutterd will take over the M6 GT3 raced by Mark Skaife, Russell Ingall, Tony Longhurst, and Timo Glock at the Bathurst 12 Hour earlier this year.
The car will run alongside the #100 BMW M6 GT3 campaigned by team owner and lead driver Steve Richards, and new signing James Bergmuller.
Stutterd tested the M6 for the first time at Winton on Wednesday ahead of his first competitive outing in next weekend’s GT support races at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park.
The experienced GT and endurance driver joins BMW Team SRM having made several appearances in Australian GT.
He has also raced in the Bathurst 12 Hour with his last appearance arriving in a DJS Racing Audi R8 last month.
Stutterd, who will run as a solo driver in the Australian GT Championship, is eagerly anticipating the opportunity to race the M6 GT3
“Getting into the car, it felt very comfortable from the first minute,” said Stutterd.
“It’s a great car to drive. I’ll need to get used to driving a turbo-powered car, but it’s amazing how comfortable I already feel.
“You can drive the car hard and it’s very predictable, you can feel that through the seat. It’s a really cool car.
“Being able to team up with Steve is a big part of why I made the decision to come on board.
“The knowledge that I can get from him and the BMW Team SRM crew is incredible, and then having BMW in our corner makes it even better.
“As far as I’m concerned, this is all about getting better and better – and being in a great car, and learning from Steve, that makes a big difference. It’s the sort of knowledge and experience I couldn’t get elsewhere.
“I’m looking forward to a fantastic year with BMW Team SRM.”
The expansion is a key moment in the ongoing development of the BMW Team SRM program, according to boss Richards.
“I’m thrilled to have Danny on board,” said Richards.
“He has got a lot of experience, he’s got good speed, and he’s really enjoyed the time he’s spent in the BMW M6 GT3.
“Having another car on the grid will help us in terms of results, and it will help us put the BMW nameplate even further in the mix.”
Stutterd will kick-off his Australian GT campaign when qualifying begins at Albert Park from 11:50am local time on March 23.