A MARC Focus V8 will join the Australian GT Championship for the first time at Phillip Island this weekend following late eligibility approval from CAMS.
The entry has been approved on an invitational basis for Phillip Island, joining the field of 35 GT machines.
“Long term, with the endurance way that Tony (Quinn, AGTC owner) is looking at going, it suits our car perfectly,” McLeod told Speedcafe.com.
“We can run the cars overseas, at Bathurst, in Sports Sedans and now here, which is really what we wanted when we built them.”
McLeod expects the Focus V8 to be nipping at the heels of the slower GT cars throughout the 101 lap Phillip Island feature, but says he's not focussed on results.
“A successful weekend will just be a solid showing for the car,” he said.
The Queensland-based team is set to run the car at Phillip Island without McLeod, who will be overseas preparing two other MARC V8s for the upcoming 12 Hours of Zandvoort in The Netherlands.