M-Motorsport. 22 January, 2018
Melbourne’s M-Motorsport will return to Mount Panorama Bathurst for the season-opening Bathurst 12 Hour looking to make amends for an almost certain victory in the GT4 category last year, the successful GT team launching a two-car assault on the once around the clock event for 2018, with the top step of the podium their primary focus.
The traditional pre-Bathurst test at Phillip Island saw the two pristine carbon and orange KTMs turning laps with their respective drivers, and all were impressed with the performance of the nimble 2-litre turbo powered X-Bow.
For Bathurst 2018 it will be two all-Australian teams behind the wheel, with a mix of experience and young talent – a hallmark of M-Motorsport’s time in GT racing.
Leading the #48 Interlloy entry will be Justin McMillan, although he won’t be joined this year by Glen Wood, the multiple Australian GT race winner leading the #49 entry, McMillan instead joined by Radical Australia front-runner David Crampton, multiple Australian Driver’s Champion Tim Macrow, and Reiter Engineering regular and former Reiter Young Stars champion, Caitlin Wood.
Glen Wood meanwhile will be joined by long-time friend and rival Trent Harrison, and internationally-based Australian, Cody Hill.
For McMillan, the move to two cars, and two Australian crews is a shift away from past seasons at Bathurst, where he has employed the services of drivers like Reiter Engineering’s international stars Tomas Enge and Reinhard Kofler, but whilst the international drivers won’t be there, the team will enjoy the full support of Reiter Engineering and KTM Sport for the event.