Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Bathurst 12 Hour: Matt Halliday completes EVA Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra driver line-up


By Johan Laubscher

The driver line-up for EVA Racing’s 2015 Bathurst 12 Hour entry will include Matt Halliday behind the wheel of the #2 Audi R8 LMS ultra at Bathurst in February. He completes the three-man driver line-up and will be joining the team’s regular two drivers of Peter Fitzgerald and Michael Almond.

EVA Racing will be one of a total of seven Audi race cars at the 2015 Bathurst 12 Hour, which includes six Audi R8 LMS ultra entries and one Audi TT RS.

The EVA Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra was originally the car used by ├Ąpr racing in Japanese Super GT during 2012 and 2013, before heading to Melbourne Performance Centre in Australia, where it was used as an Audi driving experience vehicle and raced at one round of the Victorian State Circuit Racing Championships. It was eventually acquired and run by Fitzgerald Racing Services and Melbourne Performance Centre. They debuted the car at Highlands Motorsports Park in New Zealand during November 2014, where they took part in the Australian GT Championship finale and the Highlands 101 endurance race. Peter Fitzgerald and Michael Almond were behind the wheel for both events. Fitzgerald also took part in the Island Magic events at Phillip Island at the end of the 2014 motorsport season in Australia.

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

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