Webber to team up with Eric Bana for Bathurst 12 Hour endurance race
Brisbane – Newly-retired Formula One driver Mark Webber has said that he will share his Porsche with Australian movie star Eric Bana when he will contest his first Bathurst 12 Hour endurance race in 2015.
According to the Courier Mail, it is likely the 37-year-old will drive a Porsche 911 GT3 at the sportscar endurance event.
Mark Webber’s second place finish in Brazil brought to a close a 12-year Formula 1 career, the report said.
Bana, best known for his roles in Chopper, Black Hawk Down, Hulk, Munich and Troy, is a renowned car enthusiast, producing and starring in the feature-length documentary ‘Love the Beast’, the report added.
He has previously raced in the Bathurst 12 Hour as well as the Targa Tasmania rallies and the Porsche GT3 challenge, the report further said.
Webber quit Formula 1 after 12 seasons in the category to switch to sports car racing with German manufacturer Porsche, according to the report.
The Bathurst 12 Hour has been rapidly building its reputation internationally, with exotic sportscars from Porsche, Ferrari, Mercedes and Audi contesting this year’s race, the report mentioned.