Capelli, Williamson join Australian GT field for Albert Park

Former Formula 1 driver Ivan Capelli and McLaren young gun Lewis Williamson will both be part of a 30-car field for the second round of the Australian GT Championship at Albert Park.

Capelli, Williamson join Australian GT field for Albert Park
Ivan Capelli, President of ACI Milano
Lewis Williamson, Strakka Racing
#59 McLaren 650S GT3: Fraser Ross, Côme Ledogar
#100 BMW Team SRM BMW M6 GT3: Steve Richards, James Bergmuller
#9 Audi R8 LMS: Marc Cini
#24 Mercedes AMG GT3: Tony Bates
#911 Porsche 911 GT3 R: Liam Talbot
#74 Jamec Pem Racing Audi R8 LMS: Geoff Emery, Kelvin van der Linde

For ex-Ferrari driver Capelli it is a return to Australian GT competition, the Italian having last competed in the series at the Highlands Park round back in 2013. Next weekend he’ll make his Albert Park debut, sharing a Trofeo Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan alongside Jim Manolios.

That entry is one of three Huracans, with Adrian Deitz and ex-Supercars driver Cameron McConville to debut the Zagame entry, and Andrew Macpherson to run his AMAC Motorsport Lambo for the first time.

Williamson, meanwhile, will make his AGT debut alongside Fraser Ross in the Tekno McLaren. The young Scotsman replaces Come Ledogar in the Tekno 650S, the Frenchman having shared with Ross at the first round in Adelaide a fortnight ago.

Audi factory driver Kelvin van der Linde will make his second AGT start, joining Geoff Emery in the Valvoline-backed R8 after making an impressive series debut in Adelaide.

The Bathurst 12 Hour-winning Ferrari 488 will be raced by car owner Peter Edwards, while Hector Lester and Benny Simonsen will share the Rosso Verde 458.

There will be one Porsche on the grid, Liam Talbot’s Walkinshaw entry, while BMW Team SRM will debut as a two-car team at AGT level with Danny Stutterd joining the squad in a second M6.

There will be four AGT races across the Australian Grand Prix weekend, the series trialling a straight-out Pro-Am format for the first time rather than a handicap system.

Entry List – Australian GT Championship Round 2

# Entrant Car Driver(s)
3 Ah Apartments Audi R8 LMS Ash Samadi
5 GT Motorsport Audi R8 LMS Greg Taylor
6 Timken Zagame Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Adrian Deitz/Cameron McConville
7 Darrell Lea McLaren 650S GT3 Tony Quinn
8 Australian Engineered Flooring Mercedes-AMG GT3 Max Twigg
9 Hallmarc Construction Audi R8 LMS Marc Cini/Dean Fiore
11 Objective Racing McLaren 650S GT3 Tony Walls
14 PM Motorsport Lamborghini R-EX Peter Major
19 Hog's Breath Café/Griffith Corporation Mercedes-AMG GT3 Mark Griffith/Jake Camilleri
23 JBS Australia Lamborghini R-EX Roger Lago/David Russell
24 Moveitnet/AFS Mercedes-AMG GT3 Tony Bates
29 Pirelli/Trofeo Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Jim Manolios/Ivan Capelli
44 Supabarn Supermarkets Audi R8 LMS James Koundouris/Ash Walsh
48 Interlloy M Motorsport Lamborghini R-EX Yasser Shahin/Glen Wood
51 AMAC Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Andrew Macpherson
59 Tekno Autosports McLaren 650S GT3 Fraser Ross/Lewis Williamson
73 HHH Triffid Racing Lamborghini R-EX Michael Hovey
74 Valvoline Audi R8 LMS Geoff Emery/Kelvin van der Linde
75 Valvoline Audi R8 LMS Tim Miles
88 Maranello Motorsport Ferrari 488 GT3 Peter Edwards
100 BMW Team SRM BMW M6 GT3 Steve Richards/James Bergmuller
101 DJS Racing BMW M6 GT3 Danny Stutterd
124 KFC Audi R8 LMS Gary Higgon
199 Industrie Clothing Audi R8 Ultra Nick Kelly/Barton Mawer
222 Scott Taylor Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT3 Scott Taylor/Craig Baird
911 MEGA Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R Liam Talbot
21 Rosso Verde Racing Ferrari 458 GT3 Hector Lester/Benny Simonsen
68 Shoal/Thomson Geer Lawyers Porsche GT3 Cup Car Michael O'Donnell
99 Fire Rating Solutions Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 Mathew Turnbull
147 Mack Roofing Products Ferrari 458 GT3 Wayne Mack
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