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
|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|