Earl Bamber will be sporting the iconic colours of Martini in this weekend’s World Challenge Europe opener at Monza.
The GPX Racing outfit, which Bamber will be contesting the entire series with, unveiled their fresh look overnight.
Their Porsche 911 GT3 R will don the sky blue, red, and white colours of Martini. The livery pays homage to Porsche’s 1971 Le Mans 24 Hour victory, which was won by Helmut Marko and Gijs van Lennep in a 917 K.
That car wore the No.22 to victory, and GPX Racing has opted to run the same number for the Monza race this weekend.
“We are honored to bring these iconic colors back to life and to commemorate the Martini Racing Porsche 917’s victory in the 1971 24 Hours of Le Mans,” said GPX Racing team principal Pierre-Brice Mena.
“This 917 K also won the Index of Performance and shattered the distance record.
“For us, this is a bottomless well of inspiration at the very moment we’re planning to take on new sporting challenges and participate in the endurance racing battles of the future.”
Martini has a lavish history in motorsport sponsorship. The brand’s famous colours have achieved success in several disciplines, including rallying and Formula 1.
Bamber will be racing alongside Porsche factory drivers Mathieu Jaminet and Matt Campbell for the five-round championship, including a gig in the Spa 24 Hour race.
The Kiwi clinched victory in the hallowed twice-around-the-clock endurance race with Rowe Racing last year in a wet-dry thriller.
New Zealand viewers can watch Bamber in action this weekend at Monza through the official GT World Challenge website. The race is scheduled to start at 1 am NZT on April 19.