Motorsport: Pressure on SVG's Bathurst 12 Hour super team

Shane Van Gisbergen celebrates on the podium at the Supercars Sydney SuperSprint. Photo / Getty Images
Shane Van Gisbergen celebrates on the podium at the Supercars Sydney SuperSprint. Photo / Getty Images

German GT driver Maro Engel admits the onus is on he and Kiwi drivers Shane van Gisbergen and Craig Baird ahead of the upcoming Bathurst 12 Hour race.

The trio forms a super team that will pilot Scott Taylor's Mercedes at the iconic track later this month.

"What Scott (Taylor) has done together with AMG and HTP is great," Engel told Speedcafe.com.

"He has assembled a great line-up of drivers and people and I'm very happy to be a part of it.

"It's up to us to prove that (one of the best line-ups on the grid). It's an incredible race and place at Mount Panorama.

"On paper, it puts us in the best possible position to challenge for the win."

Van Gisbergen, the 2016 Supercars champion, is the defending Bathurst 12 Hour champion.

- NZ Herald

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