Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bathurst 12 Hour: New JAMEC-PEM Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra delivery during MPC testing at Phillip Island

By Johan Laubscher

Melbourne Performance Centre has been testing at Phillip Island this week. They are hard at work with their final preparations for the Bathurst 12 Hour.

A number of the team’s cars are on site for the pre-Bathurst test, including the #2 Audi R8 LMS ultra of EVA Racing, the #9 Audi R8 LMS ultra owned by Marc Eddy / Marc Cini, the #75 JAMEC-PEM Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra and a brand new addition to the squad.

Last week it was announced that JAMEC-PEM Racing, run by Melbourne Performance Centre, will be expanding to a two-car entry for both the Bathurst 12 Hour and the Australian GT Championship. The second car was recently acquired by Steve McLaughlan and it arrived during the Phillip Island test.

The car is still in its bare carbon bodywork straight from the airport following its delivery in Australia from Audi Sport customer racing in Germany.

This is the car that will be taking part as the second JAMEC-PEM Racing entry at the Bathurst 12 Hour with Alessandro Latif, Warren Luff and Greg Crick. It is also the car that Christopher Mies will be driving in the 2015 Australian GT Championship.

Melbourne Performance Centre is preparing to run five Audi R8 LMS ultra entries with their customers at Bathurst. The MPC team will include the two Audi R8 LMS ultra cars from JAMEC-PEM Racing and the single car entries from EVA RacingRod Salmon and Mark Eddy / Marc Cini.

These five Audis will be racing alongside three more Audi race cars, the two Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra cars and an Audi TT RS - making it a total of eight Audis on the gird at Mount Panorama.

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

Photo credit:
James Winslow Racing
Michael Almond