Scott Taylor Motorsport will continue to have Craig Baird part of the team along with the news of the team expanding to two Mercedes AMG GT3s with no drivers confirmed for the second entry.
The team confirms that Taylor will not only continue sharing driving duties alongside Craig Baird, but the team will expand to operate a second car, taking preparations in-house instead of getting assistance from Erebus like last year.
“With two cars, it makes sense to us economically,” Taylor admitted.
“We’ve always had the capacity to do that and it’s just now time for us. The workshop is now complete, so we’re in a position now to have both the staff and the facilities to run our own cars.”
The team received its second Mercedes-AMG GT3 last week but while Taylor admits that he’s currently in discussions to secure its drivers for the forthcoming season and confirms Baird relationship is deeper than the racetrack.
“Having Craig on-board is not only just as a pro driver but he’s also an educator,” Taylor revealed.
“He helps me set up the car; he helps me understand the car; he helps me understand the inputs and the outcomes of particular things in racing.”
“Out there he delivers and helps me work on what our objectives are, and that is to enjoy racing first and foremost, to be competitive and to try and learn each and every time I take the car out, and we’ve got to tick all three boxes.”
Scott Taylor Motorsport is targeting the 2017 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour victory this weekend in the hands of 2016 Bathurst 12 Hour winner Shane van Gisbergen, kiwi Craig Baird and German’s Maro Engel.
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