Aussie Driver Search buys Audi GT3

Aussie Driver Search has bought a GT3-specification Audi for its competition

Aussie Driver Search has bought a recently-raced Audi GT3 for use in its competition and potentially the Australian GT Championship.

The car in question is the R8 LMS GT3 which Garth Tander and Geoff Emery raced in Australian GT at The Bend earlier this month.

It will be used for the GT section of the Aussie Driver Search competition, with an intention to also run it in this year’s Australian GT Championship at some point.

The Audi joins an ex-Supercar Ford FG Falcon, four V8 Utes, four Toyota 86s, and two BMW 130i production cars in the organisation’s fleet.

Harris raced the Falcon in his Kumho Tyre Australian V8 Touring Car Series debut at Phillip Island last weekend, finishing the round in fourth position.

“Adding the Audi and V8 Supercar to our fleet just takes things to a whole new level,” said ADS founder Kyle Austin.

“The V8 Supercar which Ryal raced at Phillip Island is the actual car everyone who enters our Pro Competition will drive.

“Everyone in the GT Comp will drive the Audi which Tander and Emery raced at The Bend.

“This is the first time it has been so accessible to drive such a high calibre of cars. These aren’t ‘drive experience’ cars, they are the real deal as raced by all the big names.”

The first of 10 Aussie Driver Search events in 2018 takes place at Sydney Motorsport Park on May 28, with judges including John Bowe, Glenn Seton, Tony D’Alberto, and Steve Owen.

The Pro Competition winner will receive a $600,000 budget to race in the 2019 Dunlop Super2 Series.

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