X-Bow to make Australian GT Trophy Series debut

Wednesday 5th April, 2017 - 10:55am


The KTM X Bow GT4 will join the Australian GT Trophy Series grid

M Motorsport’s GT4-specification KTM X-Bow will make its Australian GT debut at this weekend’s Trophy Series season-opener at Sandown.

The X-Bow will be joined by 11 Trophy class entries in the 18-car field, which is headed up by defending champion Rob Smith in an Audi R8.

GT4 cars are eligible for the Australian GT Trophy Series for the first time this year and may also run in the invitational class in Australian GT Championship and Australian Endurance Championship rounds.

Also in Trophy class, Australian GT Championship race winners Rod Salmon and Steve McLaughlan will make their Trophy Series debuts, helping to bring the Audi contingent to eight cars.

There will also be Trophy class entries for Lamborghini and Ferrari.

In the Challenge class, Scott Hookey will face competition from Australian GT debutant Emanuel Mezzasalma, while there will be four entries in the MARC class for the V8-powered Ford Focus- and Mazda 3-bodied cars.

The Australian GT Trophy Series is first on track for practice on Friday April 7 at the Shannons Nationals meeting, culminating in a pair of 50-minute races on the Sunday.

Australian GT Trophy Series Entry List, Round 1 Sandown

# Team Car Drivers
1 Audi Sport Customer Racing Audi R8 LMS Ultra Rob Smith
6 Audi Sport Customer Racing Audi R8 LMS Ultra Rod Salmon
10 Harcourts Epping Porsche 997 Cup Car Emanuel Mezzasalma
17 Freechoice Audi R8 LMS Travers Beynon
22 Audi Sport Customer Racing Audi R8 LMS Rick Mensa
23 Kentucky Fried Chicken Audi R8 LMS Gary Higgon/Matthew Stoupas
33 Fiorano Motorsport Ferrari 458 Challenge Scott Hookey
48 M Motorsport Interlloy KTM X-Bow Justin McMillan/Dean Koutsoumidis
66 Gap Solutions/SEKTOR MARC Focus V8 John Goodacre
69 Safe-T-Stop Lamborghini Gallardo LP600 Richard Gartner
72 Whitlock Bull Bars Audi R8 LMS Con Whitlock
75 Audi Sport Customer Racing Audi R8 LMS Ultra Steve McLaughlan
77 JJA Consulting Group Lamborghini Gallardo LP560 Jan Jinadasa
88 Audi Sport Customer Racing Audi R8 LMS Ultra Rio Nugara/Jake Fouracre
91 MARC Cars Australia MARC Focus V8 Keith Kassulke
93 MARC Cars Australia MARC Mazda V8 Jake Camilleri
94 MARC Cars Australia MARC Mazda V8 TBC
147 Mack Bros Roofing Products Ferrari 458 GT3 Wayne Mack comment policy

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