Hobson Motorsport has announced its return to full-time racing via an entry into the newly formed Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia Powered by AWS series. The team’s previous specification Nissan GT-R GT3 will once again be campaigned by owner and driver Brett Hobson, whose last competitive outing came at the 2020 Bathurst 12 Hour.

The Nissan GT-R GT3 is set to be raced in the Trophy class, which Hobson believes will be competitive. “Because the Nissan is slightly older, it puts us in the Trophy class rather than the outright class,” Hobson said.

“I like what the new (SRO) GT management are doing. They seem to be coming up with a series that’s friendly for the competitors.”

The car, prepped by Garth Walden Racing (GWR), will be entered for a full season sporting a striking new matte black livery.

Photo by GWR Australia.

The entry is the latest of a series of announcements this week, following news that Yasser Shahin and Garth Tander will pair up in an JAMEC Racing by Melbourne Performance Center prepped Audi R8 LMS Evo for the full season of this year’s championship, adding to the addition of a Triple 8 run Mercedes AMG GT3 for Shane van Gisbergen and Jefri Ibrahim.

With today’s announcement regarding the postponement of the opening round of the GTWC Australia championship due to a state-issued COVID-19 lockdown, the opening round of the inaugural GTWC Australia season is now scheduled to take place during the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour weekend on April 3-4.

 
 

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