Bathurst 6H numbers swell toward capacity

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By Speedcafe.com

Friday 10th February, 2017 - 12:59pm

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The HI-TEC Oils Bathurst 6 Hour entry list has grown to 67, five short of the grid density for the Easter weekend race.

With 36 garages, grid capacity on the 6.213km Mount Panorama circuit is 72 cars as a race for the final five spots is now on.

“We have more entry forms in front of us than grid positions so it is up to the next five cars to commit and the grid will be full,” Event Director James O’Brien said.

“We are delighted with the response to this race in just its second year and especially to see new cars being built to tackle the race.

“The chance to field the largest ever field in a major Bathurst enduro and create some history is very appealing and will just add to the storylines around this year’s Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour.”

There is depth in every class throughout the field, however it is the 22 cars in the Extreme Performance / Forced Induction Class A that are likely to attract a large share of the focus at the pointy-end of the grid.

Additional depth in the outright battle is clearly apparent with Mitsubishi, Audi, Ford, Subaru, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Holden / HSV all represented in class A & B.

Two all-new Ford Focus RS entries have been received, including one from defending race winners Morcom Motorsport and a new entry from Keltic Racing – the banner under which Tony Quinn races.

Two Mercedes-AMG A45 hot hatches are entered along with several competitive BMWs and a host of the ever popular Mitsubishi Lancer EVO models, including a two-car team from Pollicina Motorsports and three from Dylan Thomas’ successful CXC Global Racing outfit.

Thomas late last year named Supercars star Tim Slade as one of his team’s drivers, set to drive alongside Thomas in the lead entry.

Conroy Motorsport will make the debut of the KIA Proceed GT in this year’s race, boosting an already fiercely competitive class D battle that includes the usual host of Toyota 86 competitors, a Honda Integra, and a MINI Cooper.

The Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour doubles as the opening round of the 2017 Australian Production Car Series and also provides three days of motorsport to local fans throughout the region.

Production Sports Cars, Group N Historic Touring Cars, HQ Holdens, Heritage Touring Cars (Group A + C) and the Porsche Club of NSW will all field huge grids across the weekend.

ENTRY LIST: Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour

Class Entrant Make Model
A1 Adam Wallis BMW M Coupe (1 Series)
A1 Alan East Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IX GSR
A1 Anthony Alford Audi TTRS 8J
A1 Barry Morcom Ford Focus RS LZ
A1 Beric Lynton BMW M Coupe (1 Series)
A1 David Searle BMW M135i Hatch F20
A1 Dylan Thomas Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IX RS
A1 Dylan Thomas Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X RS
A1 Dylan Thomas Mitsubishi Lancer EVO IX RS
A1 Glossop Tyre Centre Subaru Impreza WRX Sti V-1
A1 Jeremy Gray Ford FGII GT-F
A1 Jim Pollicina Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X RS
A1 Jim Pollicina Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X RS
A1 Keltic Racing Ford Focus RS LZ
A1 Melbourne Performance Centre Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X RS
A1 Peter Conroy Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X RS
A1 Peter Major Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X RS
A1 Robert Woods Mercedes Benz A45 AMG
A1 Roderick Salmon Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X RS
A1 Ronald Searle Mercedes Benz A45 AMG
A1 Simon Hodges BMW M135i Hatch F20
A1 Tony Abela Subaru Impreza WRX Sti G-4
A2 Daniel Clift Holden VZ-HSV R8 Clubsport
A2 Daniel Flanagan Holden VY2-HSV GTS
A2 Graeme Muir Holden VE-HSV GTS
A2 Trevor Symonds Holden VY-HSV GTS
Adrian Stefan BMW 335i E92
B1 Sherrin Racing BMW 135i E82
B1 ASAP Racing BMW 135i E82
B1 Barry Morcom BMW 335i E92
B1 Ben Kavich Subaru Impreza WRX Sti G-2
B1 Brett McFarland Subaru Impreza WRX Sti G-2
B1 Garry Mennell BMW 335i E92
B2 Anthony Soole BMW M3 E36 3.2L
B2 Dean Potts Holden HSV R8 Clubsport
B2 Garth Walden Holden VE SSV-Redline
B2 Joe Krinelos Holden VF SSV Redline CL
B2 Troy Williams Holden VE SSV-Redline
C Blake Aubin Renault Megane RS 265
C Colin Osborne Renault Megane RS 265 Trophy R
C Colin Osborne Renault Megane RS 265 Trophy R
C David Raddatz Alfa Romeo Gulietta QV
C Doug Westwood BMW M3 E36 3.0L
C Michael Sloss Mazda RX-8 RX8A
C Nicholas Cox BMW 130i E87
C Peter O’Donnell BMW 130i E87
D Chris Reeves Toyota 86 GTS ZN SER
D Christopher Manley Toyota 86 GTS ZN SER
D Conroy Motorsport Kia Proceed GT
D Daniel Williams Toyota Camry
D David Bailey Toyota 86 GTS ZN SER
D David Baker Honda Integra Type R
D David Crowe Toyota 86 GTS ZN SER
D Declan Kirkham Mazda MX6 GE 2.5
D Graeme Heath Toyota 86 GTS ZN SER
D Grant Phillips Toyota 86 GTS ZN SER
D James Vernon Toyota 86 GTS ZN SER
D Trevor Keene Mini Cooper S JCW R53