A V12 Vantage GT3 races again in GT World Challenge Australia this weekend from Phillip Island (UPDATED)

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

It may be a case of unfinished business for the Trading Garage Aston Martin Racing V12 Vantage GT3 of Michael Bailey in this weekend’s opening round of the 2024 GT World Challenge Australia Series from Phillip Island.

Named within a provisional entry list of seventeen cars, the #38 car will however be the only car within the series Trophy Class as the other entries elected to compete within the dual driver Pro-Am and (also mainly) solo driven Am classes.

It’s been just over three years since we have seen Bailey compete within his V12 Vantage GT3 after he suffered a horrifying looking (but fortunately not) injury inducing accident in the opening race to the corresponding round of the series back in 2021.

Having raced back in 2021 with a tribute livery to passed owners of his V12 Vantage, we will have to wait to see if the team will do similar this year or race within their own livery design seen at subsequent events.


Young gun Valentino Astuti is a late driver inclusion for the opening round of the 2024 Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS this weekend.

The 2022 Australian Formula Ford champion has been recruited by Mike Bailey to race the Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 in the Pro-Am class at the famous Phillip Island circuit.

After winning the Formula Ford title, Astuti competed in Super3 in 2023 before being recruited by Bailey for an opportunity in his popular Aston Martin V12 GT3.

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