Earl Bamber Motorsport has launched their latest assault upon the world of GT racing by announcing a two-car outfit for the upcoming GT World Challenge Asia commencing in April.
Earl Bamber Motorsport (EBM) gained global recognition when they seemingly stole victory in last year’s Bathurst 12 hour against some stern competition. Alongside their Bathurst victory and various Global GT3 events, EBM has spent the last few years ensconced as a front runner in Porsche’s Asian Carrera Cup.
Last nights news was then succeeded by the release of the driver line up for the team’s World Challenge Asia incursion. Indonesian GT star Setiawan Santoso and the highly praised Australian Brenton Grove will join forces in the first of EBM’s full-season entries. Meanwhile, Piti Bhirombhakdi and team owner Will Bamber compete under the Singha TP12 by EBM banner. Both cars will compete with a pair of the new generation Porsche 911 GT3 R’s
Grove has just come off a victory at Mt Panorama on Sunday’s 12 Hour in the GT3 Pro/Am class racing with Porsche, while Santoso is already well established in the GT World Challenge Asia series, finishing third in last season’s GT4 standings with victories at Suzuka and Shanghai.
“It has been a massive off-season for the entire EBM organisation and I am extremely proud of this announcement for everyone involved. I cannot wait to roll out with our cars for round one,”said Bamber ahead of the car’s launch.
EBM will likely continue its headlong pursuit in Asia Carrera Cup this year, understanding of the potential the category offers for some of New Zealand’s most exciting young motorsport talent such as Reid Harker who competed under the EBM banner in 2019.
The Sepang International Circuit hosts the opening round of GT World Challenge Asia’s 2020 campaign on March 28/29.