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Trevor Collett | Nov, 27 2013 | 5 Comments

Mark Webber and Eric Bana may team up to compete in the 2015 Bathurst 12-Hour at the Mount Panorama circuit after Webber made his intentions known via social media this week.

The news comes just a few days after Webber hung up his Formula 1 helmet to pick up his career in sports car racing, competing for Porsche.

When asked by two separate fans on Twitter if he was competing in the 2014 12-Hour event, Webber (@AussieGrit) replied by saying “2015, with Eric Bana and James Tomkins”.

Bana is no stranger to Mount Panorama, having competed in previous 12-Hour events in Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution entries.

The actor/part-time racer’s first 12-Hour race was in 2009, with Bana and co-drivers Tim Leahey and Peter Hill piloting an ‘Evo’ used to promote Bana’s then-upcoming film, Love The Beast.

Webber’s Bathurst racing experience is limited to a Formula Ford Championship round in 1995, in which he finished third.

James Tomkins is an Australian rower who has three Olympic gold medals to his name and has been a standout-performer in previous Celebrity Challenge races at the Australian F1 Grand Prix.

It is believed Webber’s current Porsche connections will see the trio competing in a 911 GT3 R, with another 911 GT3 R finishing third in this year’s Bathurst 12-Hour.

Webber’s participation in the 2014 event would have been unlikely, with most of the grid positions already occupied.

The 2014 Bathurst 12-Hour will be run from February 7-9 on a newly-resurfaced track, with work from the Bathurst City Council already underway.

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