Former Ferrari Formula 1 driver Ivan Capelli is among the international stars set to line up in the second round of the Australian GT Championship at Albert Park next weekend.
The Italian, who drove for the Maranello team in 1992, will pilot a Trofeo Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan alongside car owner Jim Manolios, when the championship supports the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.
Organisers have confirmed a 30-car field for next weekend’s four, 25 minute sprint races, which will run to a revised format.
Capelli has switched to GT racing in recent years having enjoyed a career which included 93 F1 starts from 1985-1993.
The 53-year-old is a familiar face at Trofeo Motorsport having piloted the team’s Huracan at last month’s Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.
Adding to the international flavour, McLaren factory driver Lewis Williamson has been enlisted to partner Fraser Ross in the Tekno Autosports McLaren 650S.
The 27-year-old Scot cut his teeth in single seaters, winning the 2009 BRDC Rising Star award and last year competed in the World Endurance Championship with Strakka Racing in the LMP2 class.
Meanwhile, Audi factory young gun Kelvin van der Linde returns to the championship following his impressive debut at the Clipsal 500 earlier this month.
The South African will once again team up with Geoff Emery in the #74 Jamec Pem Racing Audi R8, with the sister car to be driven by Tim Miles.
The Bathurst 12 Hour winning Maranello Motorsport Ferrari 488 GT3 returns to competitive action with Peter Edwards behind the wheel.
Ferrari will also be represented by Rosso Verde Racing, who will enter a 458 GT3 for Irishman Hector Lester and Benny Simonsen.
Meanwhile, the newly constructed Zagame Motorsport team will make its debut in the championship with Cameron McConville and Adrian Deitz set to pilot a Lamborghini Huracan.
Also making its series debut is an AMAC Motorsport Huracan piloted by Andrew McPherson.
Supercars co-drivers David Russell and Dean Fiore will feature in the Lago Racing Lamborghini driven by Roger Lago and the Marc Cini Hallmarc Audi R8 respectively.
Australian GT Championship Round 2 Albert Park Entry List
|3||Ah Apartments||Audi R8 LMS||Ash Samadi|
|5||GT Motorsport||Audi R8 LMS||Greg Taylor|
|6||Timken Zagame Motorsport||Lamborghini Huracan GT3||Adrian Deitz/Cameron McConville|
|7||Darrell Lea||McLaren 650S GT3||Tony Quinn|
|8||Australian Engineered Flooring||Mercedes-AMG GT3||Max Twigg|
|9||Hallmarc Construction||Audi R8 LMS||Marc Cini/Dean Fiore|
|11||Objective Racing||McLaren 650S GT3||Tony Walls|
|14||PM Motorsport||Lamborghini R-EX||Peter Major|
|19||Hog’s Breath Café/Griffith Corporation||Mercedes-AMG GT3||Mark Griffith/Jake Camilleri|
|23||JBS Australia||Lamborghini R-EX||Roger Lago/David Russell|
|24||Moveitnet/AFS||Mercedes-AMG GT3||Tony Bates|
|29||Pirelli/Trofeo Motorsport||Lamborghini Huracan GT3||Jim Manolios/Ivan Capelli|
|44||Supabarn Supermarkets||Audi R8 LMS||James Koundouris/Ash Walsh|
|48||Interlloy M Motorsport||Lamborghini R-EX||Yasser Shahin/Glen Wood|
|51||AMAC Motorsport||Lamborghini Huracan GT3||Andrew Macpherson|
|59||Tekno Autosports||McLaren 650S GT3||Fraser Ross/Lewis Williamson|
|73||HHH Triffid Racing||Lamborghini R-EX||Michael Hovey|
|74||Valvoline||Audi R8 LMS||Geoff Emery/Kelvin van der Linde|
|75||Valvoline||Audi R8 LMS||Tim Miles|
|88||Maranello Motorsport||Ferrari 488 GT3||Peter Edwards|
|100||BMW Team SRM||BMW M6 GT3||Steve Richards/James Bergmuller|
|101||DJS Racing||BMW M6 GT3||Danny Stuttered|
|124||KFC||Audi R8 LMS||Gary Higgon|
|199||Industrie Clothing||Audi R8 Ultra||Nick Kelly/Barton Mawer|
|222||Scott Taylor Motorsport||Mercedes-AMG GT3||Scott Taylor/Craig Baird|
|911||MEGA Racing||Porsche 911 GT3-R||Liam Talbot|
|21||Rosso Verde Racing||Ferrari 458 GT3||Hector Lester/Benny Simonsen|
|68||Shoal/Thomson Geer Lawyers||Porsche GT3 Cup Car||Michael O’Donnell|
|99||Fire Rating Solutions||Lamborghini Gallardo GT3||Mathew Turnbull|
|147||Mack Roofing Products||Ferrari 458 GT3||Wayne Mack|