Erebus Motorsport aiming to contest 2015 Spa 24 Hours with Mercedes SLS
|By Gary Watkins||Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 09:36 GMT|
The Australian Erebus Motorsport squad, which races in V8 Supercars and its domestic GT championship, is aiming to contest the Spa 24 Hours in 2015.
Team owner Betty Klimenko and husband Daniel attended last weekend's Spa enduro on a fact-finding mission, ahead of a potential campaign in the Blancpain Endurance Series centre piece with a pair of Mercedes-Benz SLS AMGs in 2015.
They also placed Australian GT points leader Richard Muscat, who is part of the Erebus Academy, an engineer and two mechanics with the German Black Falcon Merc team for the race this year.
"We are saying that we are aiming to be here next year," said Klimenko, whose squad won the 2013 Bathurst 12 Hours with a line-up including Mercedes legend Bernd Schneider.
"We can't confirm it yet, but that is the hope. We were actually planning to come this year, but it didn't work out.
"We would come with our own cars, the Australian series drivers, plus a few ringers."
The Erebus GT operation has previously raced outside of Australia in the Macau GT Cup in 2013 and in a GT Asia Series round at Zhuhai to qualify for the blue-riband street race.