25 McLaren MP4-12C GT3 cars to race in FIA GT1 World Championship in 2012

Article by Christian A., on March 30, 2012

The new McLaren MP4-12C GT3 had undertaken an intensive development program in 2011 and is now prepared to make its competitive race debut this year. McLaren GT had aimed for a race car that’s very efficient, reliable and rewarding. But to achieve this, it had prototype versions of the 12C driven over 35,000 miles in the real world and through simulated test tracks last year.

The competitive race season starts on March 31 for the new McLaren GT customer teams in Germany with the opening rounds of the VLN and ADAC GT Masters championships at the Nürburgring Nordschliefe and Oschersleben respectively. And on April 8 to 9, the MP4-12C sports car, on which the GT3 racer is based, will make its debut as a safety car in the FIA GT1 World Championship race at the Nogaro circuit in France.

Next month, those who like the Blancpain Endurance Series will be excited to see ten 12C GT3s on the grid for the season opener in Monza. This takes place after it completes the official first test of the competition at Paul Ricard HTTT.

The McLaren race cars will be showing off the distinctive liveries of ART, ASM, Boutsen Energy, Gulf Racing, Molitor Racing, United Autosports and Von Ryan Racing. In addition, the JAS team will participate in selected rounds of the championship. If you want to see the new 12C GT3s at the test event in southern France, just go to youtube.com/mclarenautomotivetv.

Gemballa Racing and Doerr Motorsport will race in the 12C GT3 in the German VLN series, which includes the ever-popular 24 Hour Nürburgring endurance race this May. Molitor Racing and Gemballa Racing will participate in ADAC GT Masters while French FIA GT1 Champions Hexis Racing will be competing at the FIA GT1 World Championship.

In selected rounds of the British GT championship this year, a new 12C GT3 will be entered by Series Champions Apex Motorsport. Meanwhile, the Lapidus Racing team will rival the International GT Open series, and will also be competing at the 24-hour races at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium and Circuit de Catalunya in Spain.

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