Brown and Perkins unite for the Bathurst 12 hour

Will Brown and his Bathurst 1000 co-driver Jack Perkins will race a Mercedes AMG GT3 alongside Mark Griffith in the upcoming Bathurst 12 Hour.

The Daimler Trucks Australia trio will fight for outright Pro-Am honours, renewing partnerships that span several years.

Griffith has been a strong supporter of both Brown and Perkins throughout their careers, and the latter pair also have on track experience with Griffith who is suiting up for his eighth 12 Hour start.

Last time the event was held, back in 2020, Griffth combined with Dirk Muller and Harrison Newey to finish second in the GT4 class.

In 2019, he finished 13th with Yelmer Buurman and Christina Nielson aboard a Mercedes.

Brown, who scored provisional pole at last year’s Bathurst 1000, is a previous Invitational Class winner.

Perkins, meanwhile, will make his first 12 Hour start in GT3 machinery.

“This is going to be great fun with two guys I’ve known for a long time,” Griffith said.

“Jack raced the Ginettas with me back in the day, and Will has driven just about everything from the slowest car to the fastest.

“He’s raced in my production cars and even drove my daughter’s Toyota Yaris in endurance races.

“To get them both in the Mercedes will be great fun.

“I’ve been a bit of a helper of both those guys and supported them with bits and pieces over the years, but they’ve helped me too.

“This is a chance to repay what they’ve done with me and give them a crack at the 12-Hour in a good car.”

Brown added: “It’s great to be joining Griffo and Jack for the Bathurst 12 Hour. I’ve always wanted to do that race in an outright car.

“Griffo and I have raced everything, from the slowest car possible and now we’re doing it in the fastest.

“As you progress and get more experience you want to do it in the fastest cars and that’s the Mercedes-AMG GT3. I’m pumped.

“Griffo supported Jack’s career as well as mine so it just fits perfectly.”

Perkins said: “I’m really excited to get back to Bathurst and the 12 Hour.

“I did the race when it was a Production Car race but I’ve been keen to get there in a GT3 car.

“When Griffo rang and asked if I was interested, It was an easy decision.”

This year’s 12 Hour will be held on May 13-15.

2022 Bathurst 12 Hour TV details

The Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour will be shown on Fox Sports, Kayo Sports and the Seven Network.

The broadcast will see coverage on Fox and Seven across both Saturday and Sunday of Australia’s international enduro.

It includes key support races on Saturday and the big race on Sunday May 15.

Saturday’s coverage will culminate in the annual Pirelli Top 10 Shootout to decide the top starting positions for the race.

Sunday’s coverage will then commence at 5:00am on Fox Sports, Kayo Sports and the screens of Seven for a full day of live action from the Mountain.

The race commences at 5:15am and concludes twelve hours later, with the broadcast continuing until 5:30pm local (AEST) time.