McIntyre leads TFM Ferrari Bathurst 12H entry

The Trass Family Motorsport Ferrari GT3 at Highlands Park

The Trass Family Motorsport Ferrari GT3 at Highlands Park

Trass Family Motorsport has confirmed an all Kiwi driver line up for February’s Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.

Former V8 Supercars co-driver John McIntyre will spearhead the Auckland Ferrari 458 team’s assault on the Mount Panorama endurance classic alongside the experienced GT ace Jono Lester and GT3 rookie Graeme Smyth.

Jono Lester, Graeme Smyth and John McIntyre at the teams launch

Jono Lester, Graeme Smyth and John McIntyre at the teams launch

McIntyre’s inclusion will bring a wealth of Mount Panorama knowledge to the team having contested the Bathurst 1000 as a co-driver for both Ford Performance Racing and Stone Brothers Racing.

Lester’s GT exploits will also be beneficial to the team following a successful spell in the Japan’s Super Taikyu GT Series.

Meanwhile, Lester and Smyth are already familiar with the Trass Family Motorsport Ferrari 458 GT3, having contested the Highlands 101 and Australian GT Championship finale held at the Cromwell circuit last month.

The car finished sixth in one of the Australian GT races in the hands of Lester before suffering retirements in the second encounter and the feature Highlands 101.

Elsewhere, top British GT outfit United Autosports has withdrawn from the February 7-8 event.

The squad had featured on the initial entry list with a sole Audi R8 GT3 and have competed in the previous three editions of the race.

United Autosports’ demise has left 30 cars to contest the top Class A GT3 category.

A field of 57 cars are currently slated to take part in the race with entries closing on December 11.

Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour Entry List  

CLASS ENTRANT NATIONALITY AUTOMOBILE
A Maranello Motorsport Australia Ferrari F458 Italia GT3 2013
A Erebus Motorsport Australia Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 2013
A Erebus Motorsport Australia Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 2013
A HTP Motorsport Germany Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 2013
A AF Corse Italy Ferrari F458 Italia GT3 2013
A AF Corse Italy Ferrari F458 Italia GT3 2013
A M Motorsport Australia Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 2012
A Dean Grant Australia Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 2013
A Marc Cini Australia Audi R8-LMS Ultra 2012
A Andrew Macpherson Australia Porsche 911 GT3R 2013
A NISMO Athlete Global Team Japan Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 2014
A VIP Holdings Australia McLaren MP4-12C 2013
A Lago Racing Australia Lamborghini Gallardo
A Rod Salmon Australia Audi R8-LMS Ultra 2014
A Steve McLaughlan Australia Audi R8-LMS Ultra 2014
A Trofeo Motorsport Australia Ferrari F458 Italia GT3 2012
A Flying B Racing Australia Bentley Continental GT3 2014
A Vicious Rumours Racing Australia Ferrari F458 Italia GT3 2012
A Clearwater Racing Malaysia Ferrari F458 Italia GT3 2013
A Eva Racing Australia Audi R8-LMS Ultra 2012
A Rotek Racing USA Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 2013
A Trass Family Motorsport New Zealand Ferrari F458 Italia GT3 2013
A Bentley M-Sport United Kingdom Bentley Continental GT3 2014
A Bentley M-Sport United Kingdom Bentley Continental GT3 2014
A Craft Bamboo Hong Kong Aston Martin Vantage GT3 2013
A Craft Bamboo Hong Kong Aston Martin Vantage GT3 2013
A Phoenix Racing Germany Audi R8-LMS Ultra 2014
A Phoenix Racing Germany Audi R8-LMS Ultra 2014
A Motionsport United Kingdom Aston Martin Vantage GT3 2013
A CJ Racing USA Porsche 911 GT3R 2013
B Peter Conroy Australia Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 2011
B Grove Motorsport Australia Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 2011
B Adam Wallis Australia Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 2011
B Richard Gartner Australia Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 2007
B Motorsport Services New Zealand Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 2010
B Motorsport Services New Zealand Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 2010
B GT3 Endurance New Zealand Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 2010
B GT3 Endurance New Zealand Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 2008
B Nick Creswell Australia Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 2009
B Koundouris Australia Porsche 911 GT3 Cup S
B Paul Tresidder Australia Porsche 911 GT3 Cup S
C Aston Martin Saint Gallen Switzerland Aston Martin Vantage GT4
C Tony Alford Australia Lotus Exige Cup R
C Tony Martin Australia Ginetta G50 GT4 2010
C Cor Eusor Netherlands Lotus Evora GT4
D Anthony Gilbertson Australia BMW E46 M3 GTR
D Beric Lynton Australia BMW M Coupe (1 Series)
D Kintyre Motorsport Australia Audi TTRS 2011
D Richard Bendell Australia Daytona Sportscar
D Sherrin Racing Australia BMW 135i
D Peter O’Donnell Australia BMW 335i
D Gary Morgan Australia Subaru BRZ
I MARC Cars Australia Australia MARC Focus V8
I MARC Cars Australia Australia MARC Focus V8
I MARC Cars Australia Australia MARC Focus V8
I Bruce Henley Australia Mazda RX-8 GT
I Bruce Henley Australia Mazda RX-8 GT

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