Glock, Eng land BMW Bathurst drive

Timo Glock and Philipp Eng will join Steve Richards in the BMW Team SRM M6 GT3 at next year's Bathurst 12 Hour.

Four-time Bathurst 1000 winner Richards, who runs the factory-backed SRM squad in Australia, will have his second crack at the 12 Hour alongside factory BMW drivers Eng and Glock.

It will also be a second crack at Bathurst glory for ex-F1 driver Glock, who returns to Mount Panorama after driving an M6 alongside Mark Skaife, Tony Longhurst, and Russell Ingall earlier this year.

Eng, however, will be making his Bathurst debut, but arrives with a solid long-distance pedigree having won the Spa 24 in 2016.

“You certainly can’t complain when you get a guy who has raced at the highest level and a young star from the factory team to come and drive with you,” Richards told the Bathurst 12 Hour official website.

“BMW are great partners in that when their customers commit to a race like this they open the door to some amazing support and driver talent.

“I’m very pleased to have a DTM winner and Formula 1 driver and a guy who has won the Spa 24 Hour with me.

The SRM M6 was a front-runner throughout most of this year's 12 Hour weekend, although mechanical troubles meant Richards, Marco Wittmann, and Mark Winterbottom could manage just 14th in the race.

 

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Series Endurance
Drivers Timo Glock , Steve Richards , Philipp Eng
Teams BMW Team SRM
Article type Breaking news