Bathurst 12 Hour event director Kurt Sakzewski expects strong competition across all four classes in the race.
“We’re thrilled with the quality of the field and the depth of brands, teams and drivers to be involved," said Sakzewski.
“We will welcome back several familiar names but also several new teams who will be making their Bathurst debut.
“It is truly a world-class grid and the competition is going to be brilliant between some of the best brands and teams in not just GT3 racing, but in motorsport full stop.
“The growth of the Intercontinental GT Challenge and the enduring appeal of Mount Panorama is reflected in the sizable manufacturer presence, but the addition of so many strong privately entered teams shows that anyone can have a shot at winning this race.
“The size of the grid is just about spot-on for this race and we’re very comfortable with that.
“The competition will be strong in each class but there will be a bit more space between cars which will hopefully make for a cleaner race, both for those in it and those watching trackside or on TV.”