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Estre named in Porsche Bathurst 12 Hour tilt

SUPERCARS’ newest international will return to Bathurst four months on from his Great Race debut.

French ace Kevin Estre contested the 2023 enduros for Grove Racing, particularly impressing en route to sixth with Matt Payne in the Sandown 500. The duo then placed 11th in the Bathurst 1000.

Now, Estre will take part in next month’s Repco Bathurst 12 Hour for Taiwanese squad HubAuto Racing.

The 35-year-old will share a 911 GT3R 992 with fellow Porsche factory drivers Klaus Bachler and Patrick Pilet.

“Glad to be back in Bathurst with HubAuto Racing,” said Estre.

“It’s one of the best tracks in the world, and the competition this year is higher than ever.

“I can’t wait to drive on the Mountain and share the car with Klaus and Patrick.

“We finished second in the last race we did together; let’s try to improve one more step!”

Weighing in ahead of the February 16-18 event, team owner Morris Chen said: “We are greatly anticipating having Klaus, Kevin and Patrick for HubAuto Racing’s return to Bathurst.

HubAuto Racing will return to the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour for the first time since 2020. Pic: Supplied

“All of the drivers work well together, and it is a wonderful opportunity to have them join us.

“Our team is confident that we have the right combination of skills and experience which places us in an excellent position for success.

“This synergy, and the ongoing support from our fans and sponsors is of utmost importance. We are ready to make them all proud at Mount Panorama.”

HubAuto Racing last entered the Bathurst 12 Hour in 2020, although a practice crash prevented it from making the grid.

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