Sixty-car Bathurst 12 Hour entry list released

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 15/12/2017
  • By Stefan Bartholomaeus

A 60-car entry list including 31 GT3 machines has been revealed ahead of the Bathurst 12 Hour on February 2-4.

The provisional list has been released before the formal close of entries later today, meaning extras may yet be added to the field.

As is tradition, the initial list has been published without driver names, although a host of Supercars stars are expected to be in the field.

Those already confirmed are Tim Slade (Objective Racing McLaren), Lee Holdsworth (Audi Customer Racing Australia) and Cameron Waters (Strakka Racing Mercedes).

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The entry affirms that Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Mercedes and Porsche will all be represented in the 31-strong line-up of Class A, GT3 machinery.

Thirteen GT4 cars have been entered in Class C, adding to the five GT3 Cup Porsches in Class B.

“We are very pleased with the entry list and the depth of competition in every class,” Event Director John Casey said.

“The spread between outright and BRM Chronographes Pro/Am contenders in Class A is pleasing and will see fantastic competition for both trophies within the GT3 class.

“Meanwhile the growth in the GT4 class mirrors the evolution of the category on a global stage. That class will be a serious highlight next February with each brand having several potential winners.

“Entries remain open for a day and we are expecting a few high-profile additions to the current list before the final grid is settled.

“Fans looking to attend should book their tickets now to make sure they don’t miss what will be a remarkable field tackling the Mountain next February.”

Nissan has elected not to enter this year after a four-year stint in the event with factory-backed GT-Rs, which included winning in 2015.

Work continues to get Hobson Motorsport’s privateer GT-R on the grid, although no entry has currently been lodged.

Last year’s winning car, the Ferrari run by Maranello Motorsport and Triple Eight, is also off the entry list and not expected to run, with the Supercars team’s drivers understood to be working on other deals.

Fellow Supercars squads Tekno Autosports and Walkinshaw Racing also competed in the event this year but do not currently feature on the 2018 entry.

McLaren and Porsche will, however, be strongly represented by factory-backed GT3 squads, with the former marque gunning to win back the crown it scored with Tekno in 2016.

This year saw 52 cars start the Bathurst 12 Hour, three shy of the race record.

2018 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour - Provisional Entry List

1

A

International Motorsport

Audi

R8 LMS

2

A

Industrie Racing

Audi

R8 Ultra LMS

3

A

Audi Sport Customer Racing

Audi

R8 LMS

4

A

Audi Sport Customer Racing

Audi

R8 LMS

5

A

Audi Sport Customer Racing

Audi

R8 LMS

6

A

Audi Sport Customer Racing

Audi

R8 LMS

7

A

Audi Sport Customer Racing

Audi

R8 LMS

8

A

Audi Sport Customer Racing

Audi

R8 LMS

9

A

WRT

Audi

R8 LMS

10

A

WRT

Audi

R8 LMS

11

A

Bentley Team M-Sport

Bentley

Continental GT3

12

A

Bentley Team M-Sport

Bentley

Continental GT3

13

A

BMW Team SRM

BMW

M6 GT3

14

A

BMW Team Schnitzer

BMW

M6 GT3

15

A

BMW Team SRM

BMW

M6 GT3

16

A

Trass Family Motorsport

Ferrari

458 Italia

17

A

Lago Racing

Lamborghini

Gallardo R-EX

18

A

Safe-T-Stop

Lamborghini

Gallardo GT3

19

A

Trofeo Motorsport

Lamborghini

Hurracan

20

A

Objective Racing

Mclaren

650S GT3

21

A

YNA Autosport

Mclaren

650S GT3

22

A

YNA Autosport

Mclaren

650S GT3

23

A

Scott Taylor Motorsport

Mercedes

AMG GT GT3

24

A

Scott Taylor Motorsport

Mercedes

AMG GT GT3

25

A

Nineteen Corp P/L

Mercedes

AMG GT GT3

26

A

Mercedes-AMG Team Strakka Racing

Mercedes  

AMG GT GT3

27

A

Mercedes-AMG Team Strakka Racing

Mercedes  

AMG GT GT3

28

A

To Be Announced

Mercedes

AMG GT GT3

29

A

Manthey-Racing

Porsche

911 GT3 R

30

A

Competition Motorsports

Porsche

991 GT3 R

31

A

Black Swan Racing

Porsche

911 GT3 R

32

B

Team Carrera Cup Asia

Porsche

GT3 Cup

33

B

On Track Motorsport

Porsche

GT3 Cup

34

B

Grove Motorsport Pty Ltd

Porsche

GT3 Cup

35

B

DRM TeamWrightlands

Porsche

GT3 Cup

36

B

Wall Racing

Porsche

GT3 Cup

37

C

BMW Team SRM

BMW

M4 GT4

38

C

Baigent Racing Ltd

BMW

M4 GT4

39

C

Boat Works Racing

BMW

M4 GT4

40

C

To be announced - USA

BMW

M4 GT4

41

C

Ginetta Australia

Ginetta

Ginetta GT4

42

C

Ginetta Australia

Ginetta

Ginetta GT4

43

C

Ginetta Australia

Ginetta

Ginetta GT4

44

C

Ginetta Australia

Ginetta

Ginetta GT4

45

C

M Motorsport P/L

KTM

X-Bow GT4

46

C

KTM / M Motorsport

KTM

X-Bow GT4

47

C

Brookspeed International Motorsport

Porsche

Cayman GT4 CS

48

C

Brookspeed International Motorsport

Porsche

Cayman GT4 CS

49

C

Prosport Performance GABH

Porsche

Cayman

50

I

Daytona Sportscars

Daytona

Coupe

51

I

Daytona Sportscars

Dodge

Viper

52

I

MARC Cars Australia

MARC

Focus V8

53

I

MARC Cars Australia

MARC

Mazda V8

54

I

MARC Cars Australia

MARC

Mazda V8

55

I

MARC Cars Australia

MARC

Mazda V8

56

I

MARC Cars Australia

MARC

Mazda V8

57

I

Geoff Taunton

MARC

Focus V8

58

I

MARC Cars Australia

MARC II

V8

59

I

MARC Cars Australia

MARC II

V8

60

I

MARC Cars Australia

MARC II

V8

 

 

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