Steeped in a rich history of motorsports Mercedes Benz has garnered champions like Mika Hakkinen, Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen, and is now throwing its prestigious support behind the biggest names in the domestic and international GT3 championship, Erebus Racing and driver Peter Hackett.
The international cooperation is not just reflected in the vehicle but is also reflected in an all star line up of drivers for the special 12 hour team featuring: Champion driver Peter Hackett, V8 Supercar Star Tim Slade, two-time Porsche Supercup champion and AIGP winner Jeroen Bleekemolen and American sportscar racer Bret Curtis. About this outstanding mix of incredible drivers, Erebus Racing’s front man and driver Peter Hackett has said “For Erebus Racing, it’s the ideal way to tackle the race”
The Erebus Racing team has its own grand history in Australian motorsports having previously been involved in and winning the Formula 3 championship (under the team name Cactus Racing) and currently being best in class with driver Peter Hackett behind the wheel of the number 63, SLS GT3.
This weekend not only marks the debut of Essential Groom’s partnership with this prestigious team but also the teams’ debut at the Bathurst 12 hour.
If you're able to get to the race come and meet the Erebus Racing team and grab a photo with the Essential Groom partner vehicle then upload it to Facebook or Twitter to show your support.
A must for all race fans and real men, the Bathurst 12 hour is an endurance race like no other that will light up Mount Panorama this weekend (February 24th – 25th 2012), the final 90 minutes of the race can be seen on SPEED TV.