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EARL BAMBER MOTORSPORT PODIUM IN FANATEC GT WORLD CHALLENGE EUROPE’S TOTAL ENERGIES 24-HOURS OF SPA

EBM CAR 39 ACHIEVE P3 IN TOTAL ENERGIES 24-HOURS OF SPA PRO-AM CLASS WITH SINGHA RACING TEAM TP12.

05 AUGUST, 2022 

After a gruelling 24 hours at Spa, Belgium in last week’s ‘TotalEnergies 24-Hours of Spa’, Earl Bamber Motorsport (EBM) took out P3 in the Pro-Am category. Drivers Piti Todd Bhirombhakdi (Bronze), Tanart Sathienthirakul (Silver), Christophe Hamon (Bronze), and EBM’s very own Earl Bamber (Platinum), battled through a tumultuous field of 65 cars to achieve their podium finish. 

This year’s 74th edition of the 24-Hours of Spa was considered to be highly competitive given the expanded field as well as the fast, hilly and twisty nature of the Belgium track, marking it one of the toughest GT3 races of its kind. In addition, of the 13 Porsche GT3-Rs entered into the race, EBM’s Car 39 entry alongside Singha Racing TP12 was the only one to podium in this year’s event. 

Team Principal and Owner Earl Bamber was thrilled to achieve P3 alongside his fellow pilots, and thanked his team for their dedication and consistent hard work through the week that allowed them to realise their success. “I am immensely proud of the EBM team for what they have achieved together here at Spa. The drivers were supported by a team of 35 crew members; the biggest we’ve ever had. Each individual played their part and seeing the team come together as a cohesive unit to realise this overall achievement was really rewarding for me as a Team Owner.” 

This year, the team’s Pro-Am entry featured a double car line-up of Porsche GT3-Rs. Adrian D’Silva returned to Spa to share his drive with father-son duo Stephen (Bronze) and Brenton Grove (Silver), owners of the Supercars team Grove Racing in Australia, and EBM’s 2021 Porsche Carrera Challenge Young Scholarship Driver, now Grove Racing Junior Driver Matthew Payne (Silver). 

Both cars had maintained a strong pace through the night, until unfortunately the sister-car number 16 sustained heavy damage resulting in a red-flag in the early hours of the morning and was forced to retire from the race. 

The team have marked their intention to return next year in the 75th edition of Crowdstrike’s 24-Hours of Spa on 28-30 July, alongside an already action-packed race calendar for the 2023 season. 

EBM’S MAJOR UPCOMING CALENDAR EVENTS 

F1 Singapore Grand Prix: 30 September – 2 October, 2022 

Thailand Super Series: 25-28 August, 27-30 October, 8-11 December 2022 

Hankook’s Dubai 24-Hour: 13-15 January, 2023 

Hankook’s Abu-Dhabi 6-Hour: 21-22 January, 2023. 

Liqui Moly’s Bathurst 12-Hour: 3-5 February, 2023.