The Australian Production Car Series will welcome the first Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG this weekend, as part of the fifth round of the Shannons Nationals. 
 
The BM Racing Development entry will be driven by Justin Anthony and Karl Begg in the A2 class. 
 
Despite the car only being purchased eight weeks ago, Anthony said the team are ready to go racing.

“As far as we could see, no one had done one of these cars before and we always like to push the boundaries when developing a new race car,” Anthony said. 


“We’ve always had BMWs and it has been very refreshing to build this new car.


“The preparation for this weekend has been hectic to say the least
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“We have been preparing two other vehicles from our workshop and there has been a few early starts and late nights with the AMG as we got it ready for its unveiling.
 
Despite the challenges, the team were confident of early success.

“As part of that preparation, the car has had three test outings – it is still early days and this weekend will see us using the time to test the car in race conditions. Even so, we want to push forward throughout the weekend and hopefully come out the other end with a good result.”
 
The car is not the only one making its debut into the series this weekend – both Anthony and Begg will make their first Australian Production Car Series start.

“The APC caught our eye as we have been enjoying production car racing at the state level, but were keen to focus on doing more enduros and racing at other Australian tracks,” Anthony said.


“We are looking forward to Saturday’s 
Fight in the Night’. Night racing is always spectacular to watch and it is a good experience to drive the car in the dark.

“The journey so far has been challenging, yet rewarding, and we are very much looking forward to the first race meeting this weekend.”


The Mercedes-Benz C63 will be part of a 25-plus field of cars taking part in the fourth round of the series, held on 4-6 August at Queensland Raceway.