Full Bathurst 12 Hour entry list released

Rob Huff will share this Audi R8 with Peter Conroy and James Winslow

Rob Huff will share this Audi R8 with Peter Conroy and James Winslow

Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour organisers have released the complete entry list for next month’s race, with 51 cars set to take the start of the once-around-the-clock classic.

The field is headed by an impressive array of 18 outright GT3 contenders from eight different marques, while a further 12 brands are represented over the remaining classes.

The latest high profile additions to the driving roster include reigning World Touring Car Champion Rob Huff, who’ll join open-wheel journeyman James Winslow and car owner Peter Conroy in one of seven Audi R8s.

Two-time reigning 12 Hour winner Darryl O’Young has also joined the line-up, sliding into the Dean Koutsoumidis Lamborghini Gallardo.

Ferrari outfit AF Corse and BMW campaigners Team Engstler will both field all-foreign line-ups, while the United Autosport and Dragonspeed Audis each have one seat yet to be filled.

The list confirms the return of Steven Johnson to Nathan Tinkler’s Class B Porsche. Kiwi Jonny Reid replaces the now Lamborghini-mounted Steven Richards in the mining magnate’s entry.

Reid’s countryman Daniel Gaunt is also in a second-division Porsche, with the German marque making up eight of the nine Class B entries.

The 51 car line-up is an impressive improvement over last year’s field of 27, and is expected to be further bolstered by the appearance of a handful of additional entries that will complete the first hour in order to score Australian GT Championship points.

The Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour takes place on February 10 and will be streamed live in its entirety on Speedcafe.com.

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