Melbourne – Two AMG powered vehicles are set to go head to head with the 2016 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix Two-seater presented by Swisse across the biggest motorsport weekend in Australia. Following its Australasian premiere the Mercedes-AMG GT3 race car will compete alongside a Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Estate to challenge the two-seater F1 race car in the MSS Security Ultimate Speed Comparison.
Five-time MotoGP World Champion Mick Doohan will once again pilot a road going Mercedes-AMG, which in 2016 will be the AMG C 63 S Estate. Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy Chief Driving Instructor, Peter Hackett, will be driving the latest race car from AMG, the Mercedes-AMG GT3.
Driving the 2016 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix Two-seater presented by Swisse will be experienced racing driver Cameron McConville.
The Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Estate – Sportiness and dynamism carefully considered, the AMG C 63 S Estate offers exceptional race track performance and practicallity. The sum of the performance-oriented equipment, a sumptuous interior and outstanding technology, lifts the new AMG C 63 S to a new league of high-performance vehicles.
Five-time MotoGP World Champion Mick Doohan said, “I recently drove the new Mercedes-AMG C 63 S around Mount Panorama in Bathurst and just couldn’t believe the power delivery from the Bi-turbo V8 down Conrod straight, I can’t wait to see what it can do around Albert Park.
The other two guys will be fast and that new AMG GT3 looks fast even at a standstill. Though I’ll be in a road going production car, I’ll be doing everything I can to keep them both in my mirrors”, concluded Doohan.
Mercedes-AMG GT3 – The spectacular design and cutting-edge technology of the Mercedes-AMG GT3 will make its mark in customer sport, and the high racetrack performance of the standard GT already provides the best possible basis. The development team also had the benefit of the experience gained from the successes of the SLS AMG GT3. This first customer sport racing car from AMG, which celebrated its debut in 2010, has had an impeccable career with 187 victories, and was able to win the “Grand Slam” in 2013: the four endurance classics in Dubai, Bathurst, at the Nürburgring and in Spa-Francorchamps.
Peter Hackett, Mercedes-Benz Chief Driving Instructor said, “What an amazing opportunity to demonstrate the performance of the new Mercedes-AMG GT3 race car over the biggest Motorsport weekend in the country.
After chatting with Mick Doohan today, it’s clear he won’t be holding back, and so I’m sure the fans will be on the edge of their seats as we showcase the lastest technology from Mercedes-AMG, against the power of Formula 1”, concluded Hackett.
The MSS Security Ultimate Speed Comparison will be held each day at the 2016 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix, from March 17 to 20.