Mercedes and AmDTuning to team up in 2017

Mercedes-and-AmDTuning-to-team-up-in-2017Plans have been announced by AmDTuning to run a Mercedes-AMG GT3 for the British GT Championship next season, taking the place of the current BMW Z4 GT3.

This will bring the numbers of the model competing in 2017 to two, Team ABBA Rollcentre Racing also fielding the same model.

“We enjoyed our first season in GT3 last year and the plan was always to make the move to a new car for 2017,” commented team boss Shaun Hollamby.

“We are delighted that we will be running the Mercedes-AMG GT3 next year as the car is already a proven winner, and one that we are confident is the right car to carry us to success.

“Certainly we feel we have unfinished business in the British GT Championship and there is no doubt that we want to be challenging for race wins and the title with the new car.

“We could, and arguably should, have won races last year despite the fact that the BMW was one of the oldest cars on the grid and we want to put that right with the Mercedes.”

As yet, the driver line-up in unconfirmed, but 2016 drivers Lee Mowle and Joe Osbourne, aren’t expected to be involved as they are busy on other projects.

“There has been a lot of interest in the drives we have available, including one pairing who are proven winners in the series, and we should be in a position to announce drivers in the near future ahead of our pre-season testing program,” continued Hollamby.

AmDTuning – based in Essex – have also announced the involvement of a Michelin GT3 Le Mans Cup campaign with a similar Mercedes that will be driven by Mowle and 2016 GT GT3 runner-up Phil Keen.

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