Porsche Motorsport has joined hands with Craft-Bamboo Racing in a new technical partnership in the Asia-Pacific region.
The partnership will see the British/Hong Kong team expanding its sportscars programme in a two-car title defence with the all-new Porsche 911 GT3R in the 2016 GT Asia series.
In addition, the Hong Kong-based team will race in the FIA GT Wolrd Cup in the Macau Grand Prix with the 911 GT3R and also in the Sepang 12 Hours in 2016.
For 2017, they will return to Australia for the Bathurst 12 Hours, aiming for a win after securing third in the 2015 edition.
Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, vice president of Porsche Motorsport, said: “Porsche Motorsport recognises Craft-Bamboo Racing’s success and determination as a top international team.
"It is with great confidence that we are able to appoint them as our official technical partner in the Asia-Pacific region.
At Craft-Bamboo Racing, we want to continue that tradition of victory and become a part of one of the greatest motorsport stories in history.
"The GT3 class has become one of the most highly contested and challenging arenas of motorsport, and, therefore we put immense focus in developing the new 911 GT3 R," he added.
"We are confident that our cars will provide Craft-Bamboo Racing with the performance they need to continue winning championships in Asia and around the world.”
Richard Coleman, chief executive of Craft-Bamboo Racing, said: “The capability to win championships is not something that is created overnight, but something that is built with years of hard work and dedication."
"At Craft-Bamboo Racing, we want to continue that tradition of victory and become a part of one of the greatest motorsport stories in history.
"We have grown from strength to strength as we continue to build on the team’s commercial platform. Porsche is a marque that can deliver both on and off the racetrack, and combined with their unrivaled winning heritage, is the making of something truly special," he added.
"To give ourselves the best possible chance at winning on race day, we believe that having the support of a strong brand is pivotal to our success.
"We have always hoped to work alongside a manufacturer that can help elevate our team to the next level. I believe, in joining Porsche, we have found the perfect partner.”