Erebus Motorsport welcomes FIA GT1 World Team Champion for Gold Coast GT

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Erebus Motorsport will bring its own international to the Australian GT Championship at the Armor All Gold Coast 600, October 19-21 when recently crowned FIA GT1 World Team Champion, Thomas Jäger will pilot its SLS AMG GT3 Gullwing in Surfers Paradise.

Jäger was recently confirmed as FIA GT1 World Team Champion driving for the all conquering Münnich Motorsport outfit, which won the Driver’s World Championship as well. He and team-mate, Nicky Pastorelli took out the World Championship event in Portugal in July and he finished sixth on the Driver’s ladder.

The Munich-based 35-year-old will be piloting the #62 chromed Erebus Motorsport Gullwing that dominated proceedings at Phillip Island at the hands of Maro Engel. He will slot in as team-mate to current Australian GT Championship leader, Peter Hackett – who enters the Series’ penultimate round with a 14 point advantage.

Of all the internationals that will take to the beachside circuit during the October 19-21 weekend, Jäger is arguably one of the most experienced – and versatile – on the world stage.

A former Porsche Carrera Cup Germany and MINI Challenge Germany Champion, he was the test and development driver for the SLS AMG GT3 from the very beginning and had the honour of delivering the SLS AMG GT3’s first ever victory on the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 2010. Furthermore, he won the first 24 hour race for the Gullwing in Dubai in January.

The Armor All Gold Coast 600 Australian GT Championship races will be a pair of short and sharp 30 minute affairs rather than the one hour races that have been the norm thus far in 2012. With compulsory pitstops still being part of both races, the Erebus Motorsport strategists will be working overtime in an attempt to repeat the team’s Phillip Island success.

Thomas Jäger – #62 Erebus Motorsport SLS AMG GT3 – on his first racing visit to Australia:

“To come to Australia at this time of year is something that is exciting for me,” said Jäger. “Winning the FIA GT1 World Team Championship was an amazing achievement and a really great feeling for the entire AMG Customer Sports outfit.

“The beaches of the Gold Coast and Queensland are known very well in Germany – so I will be looking to get some sun and relaxation as well as getting the job done for Erebus Motorsport.”

Aktuelles / News Oktober 15th 2012

GT1: Weltmeister!

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Team- und Fahrertitel in der FIA GT1 Weltmeisterschaft:
Mit dem Gewinn der Teamwertung krönt ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport die Saison 2012 in der FIA GT1 Weltmeisterschaft: Nach dem letzten Rennen in
Donington Park (Großbritannien) rangiert der Rennstall aus Friedersdorf in Sachsen mit 245 Punkten souverän auf Platz eins. Den Fahrertitel gewannen Marc Basseng und Markus Winkelhock (beide GER) mit nur einem Punkt Vorsprung. Das Schwesterauto mit Thomas Jäger (GER) und Nicky Pastorelli (ITA) belegt in der Fahrerwertung Rang fünf.

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