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Trevor Collett | Feb, 28 2015 | 0 Comments

McLaren’s involvement in the Australian GT Championship will hit new heights this weekend, with a trio of the brand’s supercars hitting the track.

Round One of the 2015 championship hits the Adelaide street circuit at the Clipsal 500, where a McLaren 12C will be joined by a pair of all-new 650S GT3s.

Reigning champion Klark Quinn will pilot the 12C, joined in the Darrell Lea team by father Tony Quinn in a 650S.

“After a great season last year, Darrell Lea Racing is excited to again be campaigning with McLaren, this year with two race-bred high performance GT3 cars,” the Quinn team said.

“We are looking forward to an exhilarating and highly competitive season with McLaren and the Australian GT Championship.”

A second 650S will be driven by newcomer Tony Walls, who finished fifth in the 2013 and 2014 Carrera Cup Elite Championship after just two years in racing.

“It is a privilege to be awarded one of the first new race cars to come out of the McLaren GT factory for 2015,” Walls said.

“The global growth in GT racing over the past two years has been extraordinary and the Australian GT Championship is shaping up to have its best year ever in 2015.”

McLaren Asia Pacific’s Head of Sales and Operations, George Biggs, said he was thrilled to see three McLarens in this year’s championship, adding that “racing is in McLaren’s blood”.

The McLaren entries comprise three of the 34 cars competing in the opening round, with 11 manufacturers taking part.

Fittingly for McLaren, its Formula 1 team was the winningest to contest the F1 race that previously occupied the streets of Adelaide, claiming five of the eleven events.

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