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Entry list confirmed for 2024 Repco Bathurst 12 Hour

Bathurst 12 Hour
14 Feb
The Repco Bathurst 12 Hour entry list has been revealed with another world-class field of GT machinery ready to tackle the 21st running of Australia’s International Enduro
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  • Entry list confirmed for 2024 Repco Bathurst 12 Hour

  • 10 cars are entered by international teams

  • 97 drivers from 18 countries headline 2024 field

The Repco Bathurst 12 Hour entry list has been revealed with another world-class field of GT machinery ready to tackle the 21st running of Australia’s International Enduro this February 16-18.

The field is larger and more competitive than took the starter in 2023 as the race continues to grow and entrench itself as one of the world’s premier long-distance events.

The Repco Bathurst 12 Hour will open the 2024 Intercontinental GT Challenge, a global tour that includes key endurance races at iconic venues like Spa Francorchamps, the Nürburgring and Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

It also doubles as the opening round of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS campaign, which mixes endurance races like Bathurst with one-hour sprints.

Nine brands are entered with teams from Australia, Hong Kong, China, the United States, Germany, Belgium and France represented. 10 cars are entered by international teams, the most since 2020.

Defending champions Mercedes-AMG lead the way with 10 entries, equaling the record for most from a single brand in any year of Bathurst 12 Hour history.

The iconic German brand has claimed three 12-Hour victories in total including the last two races, with no brand having ever claimed four victories in total - and only one, Mazda, three 12 Hour wins in a row.

2023 Bathurst 12 Hour highlights

The Mercedes-AMG fleet includes two-time winners SunEnergy1 Racing who return seeking a rare Bathurst three-peat this year.

Defending Allan Simonsen Pirelli Pole Award winners and three-time podium finishers Mercedes-AMG Team Gruppe M are back, as are longstanding 12-Hour supporters, the Hong Kong-based Mercedes-AMG Team Craft-Bamboo Racing.

Australian powerhouse Triple Eight Race Engineering will field two cars, one each in the Pro and Bausele Pro-Am class.

Porsche will field their strongest attack in years with three of the new Porsche 992 GT3Rs to make their Bathurst debut this year, while the previous-generation 991 GT3R that finished second last year will also return.

2023 runners-up Manthey EMA will field two cars – the newest example in the Pro class and their existing car in Pro-Am – with both cars set to be contenders.

The German-Australian partnership, one that claimed the DTM Championship in Germany last year, will announce their driving line-up later this week.

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Four Audi R8 LMS entries will compete, while BMW Team WRT will field their pair of BMW M4 GT3s for the second consecutive year, headlined by the return of Valentino Rossi.

Lamborghini are represented by the Wall Racing entry, though it marks the Australian debut of the brand-new EVO2 version of the stunning Huracan GT3.

McLaren will be represented on the Bathurst grid for the first time since 2020 thanks to the two-car GT4 class entry of Method Motorsport, a team that lists Supercars star Chaz Mostert as a co-owner.

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12 cars are represented in the outright Professional category vying for outright victory this year, while the mix of drivers already confirmed include the likes of IndyCar champion Paul Tracy, Bathurst legend Craig Lowndes, a large portion of the 2024 Repco Supercars Championship grid and some of the best GT drivers from around the world.

Seven cars are entered in the Invitational class, the most since the 2018 event, including the Bathurst debut of the French-built Vortex Sports Car and the Aussie-built MARC GT racers.

Last year’s thrilling Repco Bathurst 12 Hour saw the closest finish between the top three cars in history, with just 1.4 seconds covering the podium at the conclusion of what was also Bathurst’s fastest ever endurance race.

The 2023 race set records for laps completed (323) and distance completed (2006.7) in 12 Hour history.

SunEnergy cling on to take the win

The 2024 event will be broadcast live on Fox Sports, Kayo and the Screens of Seven across the February 16-18 long weekend.

The Repco Bathurst 12 Hour is supported by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.

Tickets can be purchased via Ticketek, with access via the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour website.

"Good luck picking a winner from this field," Event Director Shane Rudzis said.

"The 2024 grid marks a return to the depth of competition that we saw before the pandemic, with international teams and drivers returning on mass to the Mountain.

"2023 was a great race but the depth and quality of this field is even better, so it has all the makings of another incredible show.

"To attract 11 overseas entries, up from foyr last year, is a positive development and shows the race continues to have significant overseas interest – which, I can assure you, is only going to get stronger with the advent of Ferrari, Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Corvette, among others, already planning to be on the grid in 2025.

"In the meantime, this will be an incredible show and another Bathurst enduro for the ages."

2024 Repco Bathurst 12 Hour Entry List*

Car #

Class

Team

Make

Model

Location

2

A-PRO

KFC / Jamec Racing Team MPC

Audi

R8 LMS

Australia

9

A-PRO AM

Hallmarc

Audi

R8 LMS

Australia

10

INV

Matt Stone Racing

MARC

GT

Australia

13

A-PRO

Phantom Global Racing

Porsche

992 GT3R

China

19

C-GT4

Team Nineteen

Mercedes-AMG

GT4

Australia

20

INV

T2 Racing / Localsearch

MARC

GT

Australia

22

A-PRO

Wash It / Jamec Racing Team MPC

Audi

R8 LMS

Australia

25

C-GT4

Method Motorsport

McLaren

Artura GT4

Australia

27

A-PRO AM

Heart of Racing by SPS

Mercedes-AMG

GT3

USA

32

A-PRO

BMW Team WRT

BMW

M4GT3

Belgium

44

A-SILVER

Valmont Racing/Tigani Motorsport

Audi

R8 LMS

Australia

46

A-PRO

BMW Team WRT

BMW

M4GT3

Belgium

47

A-SILVER

Supabarn Supermarkets/Tigani Motorsport

Mercedes-AMG

GT3

Australia

48

A-PRO AM

M-Motorsport

Mercedes-AMG

GT3

Australia

50

INV

KTM Vantage Racing

KTM

XBow GT2

Australia

56

C-GT4

Nineteen Corp

Ginetta

G55 GT4

Australia

75

A-PRO

SunEnergy1

Mercedes-AMG

GT3

USA

77

A-PRO

Mercedes-AMG Team Craft-Bamboo Racing

Mercedes-AMG

GT3

Hong Kong

88

A-PRO AM

Triple Eight JMR

Mercedes-AMG

GT3

Australia

91

INV

Wheels FX Racing

MARC

II

Australia

93

A-SILVER

Wall Racing

Lamborghini

Huracan

Australia

111

INV

MRA Motorsport / 111 Racing

MARC

II

Australia

130

A-PRO

Mercedes-AMG Team GruppeM Racing

Mercedes-AMG

GT3

Germany

222

A-PRO

Scott Taylor Motorsport

Mercedes-AMG

GT3

Australia

230

C-GT4

Method Motorsport

McLaren

Artura GT4

Australia

701

INV

Vortex

Vortex

Vortex 1.0

France

702

INV

IRC / TekWorkX Motorsport

MARC

GT

Australia

888

A-PRO

National Storage Racing

Mercedes-AMG

GT3

Australia

911

A-PRO AM

Manthey EMA

Porsche

991 GT3R

Germany

912

A-PRO

Manthey EMA

Porsche

992 GT3R

Germany

*Updated 13 February 2024, subject to change

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