In a story first broken by Tom Howard of Speedcafe.com, 23-year-old Australian GT racer Morgan Haber will make his Autobacs Super GT Series debut at the upcoming round at Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand, driving for Vattana Motor Sport in association with Australian team MARC GT.
Haber, from Mackay, Queensland, will partner recently paroled team founder/driver Chonsawat Asavahame, who returns just in time for his second race at Buriram aboard a new BMW M6 GT3 in the GT300 class.
“I’m excited to be racing in the Super GT series – it’s always been a long term goal to race internationally and to get a drive in such a great series is fantastic,” Haber said about his upcoming debut.
“I’m certainly looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of the M6, it’s a great car and the Chang International Circuit is an incredible track, so I’m keen to go over and put in some test laps prior to the race.”
Haber has been racing in the Australian GT Trophy Series and Australian Endurance Series in 2016 for MARC Cars Australia. This February, he was part of MARC’s winning team in the Invitational Class of the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour Race, joining Jake Camilleri and third-generation driver Aaron Seton in a dominant effort in their V8-powered Mazda3.
He won the final race of the Australian GT Championship last season at Highlands Motorsport Park, and raced in the Dunlop V8 Supercar Series in 2014, placing 15th in the developmental series’ standings.
While MARC GT’s collaboration with Vattana is just a one-off deal for now, team principal Ryan McLeod says he is looking into future options in Super GT.
“Vattana Motorsport reached out to us to see what we could do and we looked at it and we both had a similar interest in competing in that series,” McLeod told Speedcafe.com.
“It wasn’t something that we expected to come along but it has so we are going to go and do it. At the moment we are just happy to have a look at it for this event.”