Initial Bathurst 12 Hour entry list released

Erebus has once again entered two cars for Bathurst

Erebus has once again entered two cars for Bathurst

An initial entry list featuring 46 cars has been released ahead of February’s Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hours.

The ‘early bird’ entries submitted prior to August 31 are 12 up on those received to the same point for this year’s race.

Entrants include 21 outright GT3 offerings, made up largely of local competitors.

Eighteen of the 21 are return entrants from 2015, including multi-car teams for Australian GT stalwarts Erebus, Maranello and the Melbourne Performance Centre.

Newcomers are Peter Rullo’s Peformance West Motorsport, which will field a Lamborghini, Tony Walls’ Objective Racing (McLaren) and an Audi for Kiwi outfit International Motorsport.

Germans Phoenix Racing and American David Calvert Jones are the only current GT3 entrants from outside Australasia, with the bulk of the big teams expected to confirm plans later in the year.

New event owner V8 Supercars has meanwhile confirmed that its marketing director John Casey will act as director of the 12 Hour.

“We are very excited to see such strong interest from competitors in the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, continuing the healthy growth in the event,” Casey said.

“We are proud to be able to add our support and look forward to making the 2016 race bigger and better than ever for fans, drivers, sponsors and manufacturers.”

Entries remain open until December 11, while tickets go on sale today and will remain at 2015 event prices until the end of the year.

Bathurst 12 Hour entries as of September 3

Entrant Nationality Class Vehicle Model
David Calvert Jones USA A Porsche 911 GT3 R
Erebus Motorsport AUS A Mercedes SLS AMG GT3
Erebus Motorsport AUS A Mercedes SLS AMG GT3
Garth Walden Racing AUS A Mercedes SLS AMG GT3
Hallmarc / Network AUS A Audi R8 LMS Ultra
International Motorsport NZL A Audi R8 LMS Ultra
Keltic Racing Pty Ltd AUS A TBC
Lago Racing AUS A TBC
M Motorsport AUS A TBC
Maranello Motorsport AUS A Ferrari 458 Italia GT3
Maranello Motorsport AUS A Ferrari 458 Italia GT3
Melbourne Perfomance Centre AUS A Audi R8 LMS Ultra
Melbourne Perfomance Centre AUS A TBC
Melbourne Perfomance Centre AUS A TBC
Objective Racing AUS A McLaren 650S
Performance West Motorsport AUS A Lamborghini Gallardo
Phoenix Racing GER A Audi R8 LMS
Supabarn Supermarkets AUS A Porsche 911 GT3 R
Trass Family Motorsport NZL A Ferrari 458 Italia GT3
Trofeo Motorsport AUS A Ferrari 458 Italia GT3
Wall Racing AUS A Audi R8 LMS Ultra
Amac Motorsport AUS B Porsche
APO Sport Ltd UK B Porsche 997 GT3 Cup (MY 06-09)
Boylan Group / Cairns Plaza Hotel AUS B Porsche 997 GT3 Cup (MY 06-09)
Grove Racing AUS B Porsche 997 GT3 Cup (MY 10-12)
J.F.C Freem AUS B Porsche 997 GT3 Cup (MY 10-12)
Nick Cresswell AUS B Porsche 997 GT3 Cup (MY 06-09)
Rentcorp Motorsport AUS B Porsche 997 GT3 Cup (MY 10-12)
Safe-T-Stop AUS B Porsche 997 GT3 Cup (MY 06-09)
Scott Taylor Motorsport AUS B Porsche 997 GT3 Cup (MY 10-12)
Stealth / McElrea Racing AUS B Porsche 997 GT3 Cup (MY 10-12)
Wall Racing AUS B Porsche 911 GT3 Cup S
Scott O’Donnell NZL B Porsche 997 GT3 Cup (MY 10-12)
Tony Alford AUS C Lotus Exige S Cup R
Daytona Sportscars AUS I Daytona Sportscar
Fortec Motorsport AUS I TBC
Gary Morgan NZL I Subaru BRZ
Henley Mazda Racing AUS I Mazda RX-8 GT
Henley Mazda Racing AUS I Mazda RX-8 GT
Marc Cars Australia AUS I MARC Focus V8
Marc Cars Australia AUS I MARC Focus V8
Marc Cars Australia AUS I MARC Focus V8
Marc Cars Australia AUS I MARC Mazda 3 V8
On Track Motorsport AUS I BMW 335i
Performance Parts & Engineering AUS I TBC
Sherrin Racing AUS I BMW 135i

 

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