Craft-Bamboo Racing ready to take on its first race in America



A few weeks ago, Mercedes-AMG Team Craft-Bamboo Racing announced its return to racing with confirmed entry to the second round of the 2021 Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli at the Indianapolis 8 Hour presented by AWS. The highly anticipated racing action will get underway on Friday, where the #99 Mercedes-AMG GT3 will lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time in the official Free Practice session.


Mercedes-AMG Team Craft-Bamboo Racing will feature a full Mercedes-AMG factory driver line-up with Luca Stolz (GER), Jules Gounon (FRA) and Maro Engel (GER).


The weekend in Indiana is gearing up to be a fascinating race with the largest-ever entry of 41 cars for an Intercontinental GT Challenge round in North America. For Craft-Bamboo Racing this is the first IGTC appearance outside of the Asia-Pacific.


Indianapolis Motor Speedway


The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is one of the most iconic tracks in the world when it comes to motorsport history. Home to the world-renowned Indy 500, the track boasts seating capacity numbers like no other sports venue in the world. It has a permanent seating capacity of almost 260,000 along with infield seating which raises the total to nearly 400,000. The Indianapolis 8 Hour will take place on the road course featuring a series of 15 technical corners and a burst to the start-finish line on the main straight, making it the perfect setting for exciting GT racing action.


Tickets are available for purchase through the Indianapolis Motor Speedway official website.


Indianapolis 8 Hour Weekend Schedule (all times in UTC-4)


Friday 15 October

11:20 – 12:50: Free Practice

17:30 – 19:30: Downtown Speedway Parade


Saturday 16 October

08:30 – 10:00: Pre-Qualifying

14:00 – 14:15: Qualifying Driver 1 (Live stream)

14:22 – 14:32: Qualifying Driver 2 (Live stream)

14:45 – 15:00: Qualifying Driver 3 (Live stream)

16:20 – 16:35: Pole Shootout (Live stream)


Sunday 17 October

10:00 – 18:00: Indianapolis 8 Hour Presented by AWS (Live stream)


Follow Indianapolis 8 Hour Live


Craft-Bamboo Racing fans will be able to follow live timing from every session on the IGTC website. To watch the sessions, GT World’s free globally available YouTube Livestream will broadcast all sessions live, from Qualifying onwards.


Regular session updates will also be available through Craft-Bamboo Racing social channels.



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