STM confirms two cars for 2018 Australian GT season

Scott Taylor Motorsport is set to field two Mercedes-AMG GT3s in the 2018 CAMS Australian GT Championship.

Taylor has confirmed that he’ll climb aboard one of his team’s two cars, with the driver of the team’s second car to be announced in the coming weeks.

“A this stage it looks like I’ll be in one of the Mercedes and we’ll have a client in the second of the Mercedes, so we’ll campaign two Mercedes for the full year, in both Sprint and Endurance,” Taylor said.

“The only way that would change is if we had two customers who wanted to run the Mercedes, in which case I would go into the Trophy Class in the Porsche.”

A heavy crash at Sydney Motorsport Park last season ruled Taylor out of the back half of the 2017 season, though the Queenslander is raring for a racing return at Albert Park next month.

Set to drive solo in the Sprint rounds, Taylor will be joined by Craig Baird for the three Endurance events, the first of which will be held at The Bend Motorsport Park in South Australia.

The second round of the Australian GT season, the April 14-15 weekend will be The Bend Motorsport Park host its first motor racing event.

The blue riband event will see Australian GT compete on the full 7.77km circuit, a lap length second only to the infamous Nurburgring Nordschleife.

“I’ve seen aerial photos of The Bend and I think all the discussion around it, it’s going to be fantastic to go to a new race track,” said Taylor.

“I think Australian GT has done a good job,” he added.

“My message is get your GT cars out and come racing because it’s a lot of fun!”

The opening round of the Australian GT season kicks off at Albert Park, alongside the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix on March 22-25.