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MSR enters Bathurst 12 Hour

MATT Stone Racing will start its competitive season a week early after securing a spot in the upcoming Repco Bathurst 12 Hour.

MSR will field its Supercars drivers Nick Percat and Cameron Hill alongside John Holinger in a MARC GT.

The trio will be engineered by Jack Bellotti and race in the invitational class at the February 16-18 event.

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The outing is set to be a handy eye-in for Percat and Hill, with the Supercars season opening the following weekend at the Mountain.

Cameron Hill. Pic: Supplied

“When Round 1 of the Supercars season was announced to be at Bathurst the week after the 12 Hour, we knew it was going to be important to have a presence,” said team owner Matt Stone.

“We pushed hard to secure a drive for Nick and Cam at the 12 Hour, and were able to lock in an MSR entry with John Holinger.

“Given there are only two one-hour practice sessions for the Supercars event, that seat time for the drivers at the 12 Hour will make a big difference.

“Hopefully it means we can hit the ground running the following week.”

MSR will head to Queensland Raceway for a pre-Bathurst 12 Hour test on January 25. It will then return to Ipswich on February 5 to run its Camaro Supercars for the first time this year.

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