In 2015 Peter announced plans to return to GT racing. This move coinciding with the launch of the new Mercedes AMG GT3. 

The two-time Australian GT runner-up was among the first to import AMG’s new GT3 challenger as part of a plan to form a new team to contest the 2016 Australian GT Championship.

“There is no surprise at the fact that I’m trying to get back into GT,” Hackett told Speedcafe.com. 

“My time in the SLS was cut short.  Logically the AMG GT is where I need to be and what I need to do, we are forging ahead trying to make sure we are at the front of the grid this year with the new AMG GT.  

I’m as confident as I’ve ever been and probably more confident than when we when we put the SLS program together.  

The AMG GT was recently put through its paces at Phillip Island and the signs are good. “I couldn’t be happier with the car” Peter said.