It is always good to see the Mercedes AMG GT3, the racing version of the luxury sports coupe, entering new racing series simply because it’s a good looking race car and we would like to see more of it. The latest series the GT3 is set to conquer is the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) WeatherTech SportsCar Championship which it will enter in 2017.
Mercedes AMG GT3 IMSA campaign is led by Mercedes-AMG Customer Sports Program who has partnered with Riley Motorsports team for two AMG GT3s and SunEnergy1 Racing with one GT3. Other teams will announce their campaign with the AMG racing machine before the start of the 2017 season. Every customer team running this car will benefit from the full and comprehensive technical assistance of Mercedes AMG who sees their motorsport campaigns as an extension of their marketing efforts for selling AMG cars in North America.
Built in accordance with international GT3 regulations, the Mercedes AMG GT3 is not only one of the best looking cars on the grid in this category, it is also one of the most fun to race on account of its sweet naturally-aspirated, 6.3-liter V8 and the engine/rear-drive setup which makes it feel like a vintage racing machine amid all those mid-engined GT3 cars in the field.
Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management, Mercedes-AMG: “North America is traditionally a very important market for Mercedes-AMG and the enthusiasm for our performance vehicles is tremendous. The high demand for the Mercedes-AMG GT3, particularly after the legendary 1-2-3-4 finish at this year’s 24- hour race at the Nürburgring, has inspired us to establish a Customer Sports Program in the US. I’m very much looking forward to cooperating with all of the teams and wish them success in the upcoming season.”