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Tuesday, June 25, 2024


THE Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3 driven by Supercars star Cameron Waters in the 2018 Bathurst 12 Hour has been placed on the market.

The Tickford Racing driver was recruited by British squad Strakka Racing for its two-car attack on the 2018 race, Waters sharing the team’s #55 Pro-Am class entry with team owner Nick Leventis, Lewis Williamson and David Fumanelli.

A photo of the car is among the hundreds featured in the new book Bathurst: Going Global, documenting the last 10 years of the Bathurst 12 Hour since GT cars were admitted to the race. 

The 320-page publication features a photo of every car from each year’s race as well as race reviews, statistics and full results from each race.

The book is available from the V8 Sleuth Bookshop – click HERE to order your copy!

The AMG Customer Racing-supported outfit impressed in its sole visit to Mount Panorama, Waters pipping the sister #56 Pro class entry of European aces Maximilian Buhk, Maximilian Gotz and 2016 co-winner Alvaro Parente to snag a berth in the Top 10 Shootout.

Waters was one of five Supercars racers to take part in that year’s Shootout, moving from a provisional 10th up to sixth place on the grid.

Chassis No.134 served as Strakka Racing’s #55 Pro-Am entry in the 2018 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour. Pic: an1images.com / Dirk Klynsmith

The #55 car ran inside the top 10 for the bulk of the day, and was sitting in seventh place but in contention for an overall podium finish on fuel strategy when the race was red-flagged with 20 minutes remaining.

The result secured a third-place finish in the Pro-Am class for the quartet.

Strakka Racing was shut down early in 2020 in the wake of Leventis’ retirement from the sport (he is also currently serving a four-year FIA ban for an anti-doping violation at the end of 2018), and all its assets – and its Silverstone headquarters – was purchased this week by Zak Brown’s United Autosports outfit.

While the team flagged an announcement for its GT racing plans for 2021 for the end of September, the ex-Strakka Racing fleet of Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3 machines have been placed up for sale in England.

Among them is Chassis No.134 – the car Waters raced at Bathurst – which has been upgraded to 2019 specifications and freshly rebuilt.

Click HERE to see the listing on racecarsdirect.com

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