Three Supercars stars for Bathurst 6 Hour

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 20/03/2018
  • By Stefan Bartholomaeus

Three Virgin Australia Supercars Championship full-timers will once again tackle the Bathurst 6 Hour production car enduro this Easter.

Tickford Racing’s Chaz Mostert, Brad Jones Racing’s Tim Slade and Matt Stone Racing’s Todd Hazelwood feature on a 62-car entry list for the event.

Mostert once again teams up with long-time friend Nathan Morcom aboard the Ford Focus RS they finished second in last year.

The duo won the race together in 2016 aboard a BMW 335i, before late gearbox trouble cost them the double 12 months ago.

The Focus Mostert will drive at Bathurst The Focus Mostert will drive at Bathurst

Slade is again sharing a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X with Dylan Thomas, having missed out on a drive in the race last year due to an early mechanical failure.

The Mostert and Slade entries are among an impressive 33-car Class A line-up, which also features equipment from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, HSV and FPV.

Hazelwood is set to drive a BMW 135i in Class B, stepping up after a Class C win aboard a 130i last Easter.

Other familiar names for Supercars fans include Tickford co-driver Steve Owen, who’ll share a Mitsubishi Evo IX and Driving Standards Advisor Craig Baird, co-driving an A45 AMG.

Former Supercars regular Steven Johnson is another in a Mercedes, joining Baird as part of Garth Walden Racing’s two-car attack.

Last year's race was won by a BMW 135i co-driven by Paul Morris, who became the first driver to score victory in the 6 Hour, 12 Hour and 1000km Bathurst enduros.

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