Late changes to Bathurst 12 Hour field

The start of the 2011 Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour

The start of the 2011 Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour

The final make-up of the 2012 Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour grid has been confirmed, with a 28 car field is set to take the start of the one-around-the-clock race after several late withdrawals.

The Rod Salmon Mosler MT900, Mark O’Conner Lotus Exige, Paul Freestone Corvette ZO6, Peter Conroy Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X and Paul Nelson Mazda RX-8 will all miss the event, despite being on the original entry list released late last month.

The race has gained an entry however, with Michael Caine, Gerry Murphy and Jim Pollicina set to join the field in a Mazda RX-7.

On the driver front, reigning Auto One V8 Ute Race Series winner Chris Pither has been confirmed as the third driver for the Racer Industries HSV VXR. The Kiwi will compete alongside V8 Supercars Development Series drivers Scott Pye and Elliot Barbour.

Just one seat still remains vacant, with the third driver in Ric Shaw’s Mazda RX-7 yet to be confirmed.

Race organisers have alllowed two ‘seeded’ drivers per car this year – up from one in 2011.  There are 14 ‘seeded’ drivers in the field, with Cameron McConville, Peter Kox, Allan Simonsen, Dominik Farnbacher, Craig Baird, Matt Griffin, Christopher Mies, Darryl O’Young, Craig Lowndes, Warren Luff, Tim Slade, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Steven Richards and Steven Johnson all being deemed as ‘professional or semi-professional’ competitors.

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See below for the updated Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour entry list

Class No Competitor Driver 1 Manufacturer Model

A

23

Lago Racing R.Lago/D.Russell/W.Park Lamborghini LP 600 GT3

A

4

Consolidated Chemicals T.Huglin/C.McConville/P.Kox/L.Searle Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560

A

17

Maranello Racing A.Simonsen/D.Farnbacher/J.Bowe/P.Edwards Ferrari 458 GT3

A

33

Clearwater Racing (Intl) M.Weng Sun/C.Baird/M.Griffin Ferrari 458 GT3

A

1

Phoenix Racing 1 (Intl) C.Mies/D.O’Young/C.Jons Audi R8 LMS

A

2

Phoenix Racing 2 (Intl) C.Lowndes/W.Luff/M.Eddy Audi R8 LMS

A

22

United Autosports (Intl) M.Patterson/A.Li/F.Yu Audi R8 LMS

A

21

Black Falcon 1 (Intl) R.Wilson/SP.Breslin/V.Mehta/SP.Breslin Mercedes Benz SLS AMG

A

20

Erebus Racing T.Slade/J.Bleekemolen/P.Hackett/B.Curtis Mercedes Benz SLS AMG

B

66

Motorsport Services (Intl) Thomlinson/A.Dippie/M.Maddren Porsche 996 GT3 Cup

B

65

Motorsport Services (Intl) S.O’Donnell/B.Niall/S.McLennon Porsche 997 GT3 Cup

B

3

Tinkler Motorsports N.Tinkler/S.Johnson/S.Richards Porsche 997 GT3 Cup

C

10

Simply Sports Cars A.Gowans/R.Meins/C.Lillington-Price Lotus Exige S

C

62

Robert Thomson R.Thompson/C.Klien/S.Harley Lotus Exige S

C

54

Anthony James Alford A.Alford/P.Leemhuis/A.Beechey Nissan R35 GTR

D

68

Motorsport Services (Intl) D.Glasson/D.Roderick/A.Harris BMW 135i

D

67

Motorsport Services (Intl) T.Murphy/A.Head/J.De Veth/L.Scott BMW 135i

D

53

James Atkinson R.Newman/D.Lillie/J.Atkinson Holden HSV GTS

D

28

GWS Personnel Motorsport P.O’Donnell/ C.D’Agostin/G.Duffy BMW 335i

D

7

Dean Herridge D.Herridge/J.O’Dowd/A.Kennard Subaru WRX Sti

E

27

GWS Personnel Motorsport A.Shephard/K.Booker/C.Oberhauser BMW 130i

E

26

GWS Personnel Motorsport R.Gartner/T.Prior/A.Chapel BMW 130i

E

91

Mark Bell M.Bell/A.Dodd/A.Zerefos Ford Falcon XR8

E

50

Racer Industries S.Pye/E.Barbour/C.Pither HSV VX-R

I

35

Ric Shaw A.Bollom/J.Parish/TBA Mazda RX-7

I

80

Beric Lynton B.Lynton/J.Modystach/B.Cook Mini Cooper S JCW

I

14

Red Camel Jordans (Intl) I.Breukers/H.Thijssen/M.Bailey Seat Leon TDI

I

32

Michael Caine M.Caine/G.Murphy/J.Pollicina Mazda RX-7

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