Bathurst 6 hours | Marcos Ambrose teams up with George Miedecke in Garry Rogers Motorsport Mustang

Two-time Supercars champion Marcos Ambrose will return to Mount Panorama this year, teaming up with George Miedecke for the Bathurst 6 Hour race at Easter.

Ambrose, who won back-to-back Supercars titles in 2003-04 before forging a successful career in the United States, has not raced since retiring at the end of the 2015 Supercars season.

But the 45-year-old driver can’t wait to get behind the wheel of Garry Rogers Motorsport’s Ford Mustang in a few months.

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It rekindles a relationship that dates back to the couple’s time in the United States, when Miedecke raced for the Ambrose team.

“I go way back with the Miedecke family, George came and raced in the (NASCAR) Late Model program with us while I raced in NASCAR, and I’ve known (father) Andrew a long time too,” Ambrose said.

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“I was really proud to say yes, I will come and celebrate the past with them in Bathurst.

“We’ve built this new Mustang and we’re really excited to get it on the track. The 6 Hours is a fun race to do and getting back behind the wheel will celebrate not only the build of the car, but my long relationship with the Miedeckes.”

Miedecke finished fifth in the Bathurst 6 Hours last year and first in class, sharing a Mustang with Paul Morris and Brodie Kostecki, while Ambrose is now competition director for Garry Rogers Motorsport.

“George is a fantastic person. He really came close to making it in the States – he’s a professional pilot who never made the final jump,” Ambrose explained.

“We (GRM) are part of building the car, I have been part of the project throughout the build and hopefully we will be a contender.

“It’s not a comeback – it’s a celebration, to be with George and Andrew and the Miedecke band and I’m really looking forward to it.”

Ambrose has competed in the iconic Bathurst 1000 six times, with a best finish of fourth in 2004.

A 70-car capacity grid is planned to tackle the Mountain at Easter, the largest grid ever for an endurance race on the famous circuit.

“It’s a far cry from crashing on Marcos’ couch in America to where we are today,” Miedecke said.

“He and I have a long way back and racing for him in the United States has been an incredible part of my career.

“We’re both incredibly competitive people, so we’re not going there to do half the job – we both want to try to win and I think we have the tools and the experience to do that.

“Garry Rogers Motorsport has built an amazing car and all the ingredients are there for a really strong Easter weekend.”

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