It will certainly be important to rely on Craft-Bamboo Racing’s Mercedes-AMG GT3 at the upcoming Bathurst 12 Hours (February 3-5), which will open the Intercontinental GT Challenge 2023 in Australia.
Darryl O’Young’s team will enter a Pro class car under the Mercedes-AMG banner with the trio of Lucas Auer, Dani Juncadella and Nick Catsburg. If the first two are typical of the star-studded GT, the last mentioned was often seen driving Chevrolet Corvettes and other BMW M4s last year, but he will be able to bring his extensive endurance experience.
“I am very excited about this opportunity, confesses Dutchman Catsburg. The Bathurst 12 Hours is definitely one of my favorite events. Being able to join Craft-Bamboo Racing with Dani and Lucas represents a great opportunity to fight for victory. It will be a big challenge because it’s my first time working with a team and I’ve never driven a Mercedes-AMG GT3.”
The Mercedes-AMG GT3 n°77 will also launch a special production run, featuring partner MSI, the computer hardware specialist. It should be noted that Theodore Racing, a legendary design from Hong-Kong, and already seen as a partner of Craft-Bamboo Racing in Macau, will also be present.
“We look forward to returning to Bathurst this year, Says Darryl O’Young. We have a very strong crew, it’s the first time we’ve worked with Nicky and Lucas. They obviously have great qualifications and experience with them, so we’re excited to see them join the team. Of course, we were successful with Dani in the last two endurance races (podium in Bathurst and victory in Indianapolis in 2022), so we are very confident for this event. “