Kiwi Shane van Gisbergen and Supercars teammate Craig Lowndes will join forces for next year's Bathurst 12 Hour race.

The Triple Eight Racing teammates will be joined by French factory driver Côme Ledogar at the wheel of the McLaren 650S GT3 for the popular endurance race.

"I'm excited to be back in a McLaren for the Bathurst 12 Hours," said van Gisbergen.\

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"It's good to team up with Côme again, I drove with him in 2016 when we won the Blancpain Endurance Series in a McLaren 650S GT3, and driving with Craig to help him defend his 2017 title.

"I think we've got a strong driver line up, a strong team and a strong car, so I'm looking forward to the event."

Lowndes won the race earlier this year and is excited about his chances of a repeat victory.

"The Bathurst 12 Hour is one of my absolute favourite events, so I am delighted to have the chance to defend my win in 2017 but in a McLaren for the first time," said Lowndes.

"McLaren is an iconic name in motor racing and the 650S is a serious bit of kit, so I am really excited about the opportunity to race it at Bathurst with Shane (Van Gisbergen) and Côme (Ledogar). I can't wait."