David Reynolds will front an Erebus Motorsport-run Mercedes AMG GT3 at the Bathurst 12 Hour in February, the team have announced.
The back-to-back Barry Sheene Medal winner will be joined by Luke Youlden, with whom he won the Bathurst 1000 in 2017, and Yasser Shahin in what will be a Pro-Am entry backed by Shahin’s family’s The Bend circuit in South Australia.
The car will be prepared by Scott Taylor Motorsport before Erebus take it over, who will be hoping to recreate their 2013 success when they won it with Thomas Jager, Alesander Roloff and Bernd Schneider.
“The event holds a special place in the hearts of our team, it was the stage of our first big victory and somewhere we never finished outside the top five,” Erebus Motorsport CEO Barry Ryan said.
“We always go there with high expectations; we want to push for the PRO/AM victory but with the speed Yasser shows as an amateur driver, also give the outright victory a go.”
Reynolds’ last 12 Hour start for Erebus was in 2016, when he finished fifth with Nico Bastian and Jager but believes next year’s line-up is just as handy.
“It’s great to be back at Bathurst with Luke and the team and even though it’s a different race and different car, we share great memories,” he said.
“Luke drives those cars very well and last year was one of the fastest in the Shootout. I’ve seen Yasser drive and he drives very well to so I’m looking forward to it.”
The teams will test in mid-January ahead of the Bathurst 12 Hour, which begins on January 31.