Monday, November 3, 2014

Bathurst 12 Hour: Warren Luff and James Winslow join Steve McLaughlan and Jamec Pem Racing

By Johan Laubscher

The 2015 Bathurst 12 Hour driver line-up for Jamec Pem Racing's Audi R8 LMS ultra entry has been revealed.

The Jamec Pem Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra, owned and driven by Steve McLaughlan, will be headlined by the addition of Warren Luff and and James Winslow.

All three of the drivers are very familiar with Audi GT3 machinery. Steve McLaughlan acquired his Melbourne Performance Centre run Audi R8 LMS at the end of 2013 and has been seen competing in the Australian GT Championship, the Victorian State Circuit Racing Championships and in NSW Production Sports Racing. His silver Audi R8 LMS was upgraded to the 2013 Audi R8 LMS ultra specification during the 2014 season and the car will compete in this form at the 2015 Bathurst 12 Hour.

It will be Steve McLaughlan’s debut at the Bathurst 12 Hour next year, but he has competed at the circuit before. His first event was with his Audi R8 LMS during the NSW Production Sports Racing round held at Bathurst in April 2014.

Warren Luff has been a regular Audi driver at the Mount Panorama endurance race every year since the Audi R8 LMS debuted in the event with victory in 2011. James Winslow has been driving the #71 Equity-One Motorsport Audi R8 LMS during the 2014 Australian GT Championship and also took part in the 2013 Bathurst 12 Hour with the Peter Conroy Motorsport Audi R8 LMS.

The trio of drivers are aiming high for the race in February and the experience brought to the team by Luff and Winslow will prove vital.

The 2015 Bathurst 12 Hour will be held from 6-8 February 2015.