New Bentley factory racer Seb Morris begins his eagerly anticipated 2020 season this weekend at the world-renowned Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, Australia, the opening round of the global Intercontinental GT Challenge.
The 24-year-old is embarking on the biggest and most high-profile season of his glittering motorsport career and has already arrived ‘down under’ in readiness for the start of track action for the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hours which gets underway tomorrow.
Following a total of five practice sessions, qualifying will then take place on Saturday, 1 February, with the big race itself – Morris’ first ever at Mount Panorama – starting at 05.45 (Australian time) on Sunday, 2 February.
Joined in the thunderous M-Sport prepared No.8 Bentley Continental GT3 by fellow British drivers Alex Buncombe and Oliver Jarvis, Wrexham’s Morris is determined to begin the new decade with a successful start to life as a factory driver with the legendary marque.
“This is where it all begins for me really as a fully professional driver”, said Morris, “I’m fitter than I ever have been and I’ve prepared for it as much as I possibly can, but apparently nothing can truly prepare you for Mount Panorama as it’s such a unique place. One of my main talents as a driver, though, is I get up to speed pretty quickly at new circuits, so that’s the aim this weekend.”