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First MARC GT off production line unveiled

THE first MARC GT off the production line has broken cover today at Queensland Raceway.

The highly anticipated project involved prototype testing last year with Brodie Kostecki behind the wheel.

That prototype now lives in New Zealand, owned by Mark Petch, while the mirror blue version which rolled out at QR belongs to Adam Hargraves.

The second Pace Innovations-built race car has been secured by John Goodacre.

“We needed to do it as a production line item to keep the costs down,” MARC Cars Australia boss Geoff Taunton told V8 Sleuth.

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Taunton said that has resulted in a cost-effective Mercedes-inspired product capable of producing a 1m07s lap time at QR when using Time Attack settings.

While it’s possible to build one new MARC GT per month – supply pending – according to Taunton, the goal is to have seven ready to go by the 2024 racing season.

“We’re hoping to have seven built by January next year, or February – the start of the 2024 series,” he said.

The 2023 MARC Cars Australia Championship kicks off this weekend in Ipswich.

The MARC GT is also eligible for various invitational classes, including in GT World Challenge Australia.

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