24 Hours of Le Mans winner and FIA World Endurance champion Timo Bernhard will race for Phantom Global Racing in the 12 Hours of Sepang.

By Steven Walton

On Sunday, Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific announced on Instagram that Bernhard would drive for Chinese team Phantom Global Racing in the 12 Hours of Sepang.

The Malaysian enduro takes place on March 14-16 at the Sepang International Circuit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Instagram post said Bernhard would share the car with Chinese driver Jingzu Sun, who races in GT World Challenge Asia.

Bernhard, who is a Porsche ambassador, has significant experience in endurance racing.

He was the overall winner in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2010 and 2017. He also picked up a class victory in 2002. 

Bernhard is also a two-time champion in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Phantom Global Racing is a newly formed Porsche customer team from China and it has partnered with Team 75 Bernhard, a team owned by Bernhard that races in Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland.

Phantom Global Racing made their competitive debut in last month’s Bathurst 12 Hour with a Porsche 992 GT3R driven by Jaxon Evans, Bastian Buus, and Joel Eriksson. 

The team started from 18th and finished fourth, narrowly missing out on a podium.

Team 75 Bernhard previously announced plans to support Phantom Global Racing with “advice and support” during the 2024 season of GT World Challenge Asia.

Header image credit: Porsche AG

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