The pair will race with the Audi R8 LMS Evo, run by the Melbourne Performance Center, starting next week on Phillip Island.
The deal marks the continued involvement of Tander with the factory-supported Audi team, including numerous Australian GT and Bathurst 12-hour starts over the past few seasons.
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“I’m really looking forward to sharing the car with Yasser,” Tander said.
“Last week I had a great test day on Phillip Island. After a few laps in the car, I learned that I like the same when it comes to car balance and driving techniques.
“The Jamec Racing Audi R8 GT3 was great at last year’s Phillip Island GT round and we look forward to a strong start to the championship with Yasel.”
Shahin, whose family owns and operates Bend Motorsports Park in South Australia, is familiar with GT racing. He has campaigned for Australian GT Mercedes hardware in areas such as Erebus Motorsport and Triple Eight, winning the 2019 Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup in Asia.
“I’m absolutely excited to be back in Audi, the leading Bend Motorsports Park, and to have the opportunity to work with Garth to learn,” Shahin said.
“In the first GT race on Phillip Island in 2015, Tander rushed back in second place to win. Six years later, I feel very nostalgic as I share a seat on the same circuit.
“A year after a very interrupted race in 2020, everyone is keen to get the most out of the updated calendar. There are two home rounds in Bathurst and at least one home round in Zabend, Australia. We look forward to hosting the show at the best circuits in Australia. “
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