Australian squad AMAC Motorsport confirm Blancpain GT Series Asia entry
>Macpherson and Porter to campaign Lamborghini Huracan GT3
> Season 2 set to include championship’s first Australian team
AMAC Motorsport will become the first Australian team to compete in Blancpain GT Series Asia next season after confirming its Lamborghini Huracan GT3 will contest all six events, starting at Sepang on April 14/15.
The squad, owned by Andrew Macpherson (hence the name, AMAC), has been an Australian GT Championship regular since 2010. During that time it has run a Mosler, Porsche and the Lamborghini that will now compete at the likes of Suzuka, Fuji and Shanghai.
Macpherson, who is also one half of AMAC’s Blancpain GT Series Asia driver line-up, finished eighth in this year’s Australian GT Endurance standings. He’ll be partnered in 2018 by domestic GT racer Benjamin Porter who has previously contested the Bathurst 12 Hour with AMAC.
Lamborghini was one of five manufacturers to claim an outright GT3 victory during Blancpain GT Series Asia’s inaugural campaign, while Huracans also finished second and third in the Am Cup standings.
“AMAC Motorsport is looking forward to an exciting 2018 season racing our Lamborghini Huracan at the six best circuits in Asia,” said Macpherson. “SRO has built a great series with excellent media coverage that attracts large Asian and worldwide audiences. We can’t wait to represent Australia on the international stage.”
Team manager Steve Bugatto added: “AMAC Motorsport are excited to be a part of Blancpain GT Series Asia’s 2018 season. Bringing our Lamborghini Huracan from Australia to the best tracks Asia has to offer, and running with the best teams from across the continent, represents a fantastic opportunity to experience a new motorsport environment. Both our drivers, Andrew and Ben, are eager for the 2018 season to begin at Sepang in April.”
AMAC’s news follows hot on the heels of Craft-Bamboo Racing confirming its three Porsches – two GT3s and one GT4 – will continue to compete in Blancpain GT Series Asia next season.
Further team and driver announcements are expected shortly.