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Triple Eight confirms Boost Mobile-backed Pro-Am entry for Bathurst

Triple Eight confirms Boost Mobile-backed Pro-Am entry for Bathurst

Triple Eight Race Engineering has confirmed details of its second LIQUI MOLY Bathurst 12 Hour entry, running in partnership with Johor Motorsports Racing and Boost Mobile. 

The #99 Mercedes-AMG GT3 will see Prince Jefri Ibrahim joined by former 12 Hour winner Jamie Whincup and newly-signed Triple Eight Supercars enduro driver Richie Stanaway.

It joins the team's Pro class entry to be driven by Shane van Gisbergen, Broc Feeney and Maximilian Goetz.

Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli's season opener marks Prince Jefri’s second 12 Hour appearance after the Johor driver finished third in last year’s race with van Gisbergen and Feeney.

He and Feeney then won the Bathurst three-hour Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia enduro last November to cap off a strong campaign in which he also finished runner-up in SRO's Asian series.

Whincup won the race in 2017, sharing a Ferrari 488 with Craig Lowndes and Toni Vilander that was supported by Triple Eight.

He then finished second in 2018, fourth in 2019 and third in 2020 in his most recent start.

Stanaway, meanwhile, makes his Bathurst 12 Hour debut on February 3-5, with the race a return to an endurance format where the 31-year-old Kiwi is well-versed.

Stanaway contested five seasons in the FIA World Endurance Championship with Aston Martin, including three starts at Le Mans, before returning to Australia to race Supercars.

He returned to the track last October in a Bathurst 1000 wildcard run by Erebus Motorsport, driving with Greg Murphy.