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Full Bathurst 12 Hour entry list released

Tom Howard

Thursday 17th December, 2015 - 12:59pm

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Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour organisers have released a final entry list for next February’s race, featuring 28 GT3 contenders.

A total of 47 cars are included across the four classes, marking a decrease on this year’s event which saw 55 cars entered by the cut-off.

Reigning winners Nissan head a group of works teams which include Bentley and McLaren which, as revealed by Speedcafe.com earlier today, will collaborate with V8 Supercars squad Tekno Autosports.

International teams electing against a return next year include Ferrari outfits AF Corse and Clearwater, Aston Martin teams Craft Bamboo and Motionsport and US-based Porsche crew Competition Motorsports.

The total GT3 entries decrease by just two, however, thanks to a selection of new faces.

In addition to McLaren, German squad MISHUMOTORS is a new entry to the grid, fielding a single Mercedes SLS AMG GT3.

Australian squad Performance Parts & Engineering and a Superbarn Supermarkets backed entry are also listed in Class A, albeit without confirmed vehicles.

While full driver line-ups for the all entries are yet to be confirmed, V8 Supercars will be well represented with six drivers already announced for the race.

Craig Lowndes and Garth Tander will team up in a new Melbourne Performance Centre Audi R8, while Tim Slade will race an Objective Racing McLaren 650S.

Nick Percat and Dale Wood will pilot separate Lamborghini entries with Scott McLaughlin joining reigning Le Mans 24 Hour winner Earl Bamber in a Grove Racing Class B Porsche.

The Bathurst 12 Hour will host the opening round of the new SRO Intercontinental GT Challenge series which will see GT3 manufacturers compete for honours in four endurance races.

Bathurst 12 Hour entry list

CLASS A – GT3

NISMO Global Athlete Team (Japan)                       

Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3

Phoenix Racing (Germany)  

Audi R8 LMS 

Melbourne Performance Centre (AUS)

Audi R8 LMS 

Melbourne Performance Centre (AUS) 

Audi R8 LMS Ultra

Melbourne Performance Centre (AUS) 

Audi R8 LMS Ultra

Jamec Pem Racing (AUS)

Audi R8 LMS

Jamec Pem Racing (AUS) 

Audi R8 LMS

International Motorsport (NZL)   

Audi R8 LMS Ultra

Bentley Team M Sport (UK)  

Bentley Continental GT3

Bentley Team M Sport (UK)    

Bentley Continental GT3

Maranello Motorsport (AUS)  

Ferrari 458 GT3

Trass Family Motorsport (New Zealand)    

Ferrari 458 GT3

Trofeo Motorsport (AUS)   

Ferrari 458 GT3

Vicious Rumour Racing (AUS) 

Ferrari 458 GT3

Lago Racing (AUS)    

Lamborghini Gallardo R-EX

M Motorsport (AUS)   

Lamborghini Gallardo R-EX

Performance West Motorsport (AUS)  

Lamborghini Gallardo GT3

Tekno Autosport (AUS / UK) 

McLaren 650S GT3

Tekno Autosport (AUS / UK)   

McLaren 650S GT3

Objective Racing (AUS)

McLaren 650S GT3

Erebus Motorsport (AUS)      

Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT3

Erebus Motorsport (AUS)   

Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT3

MISHUMOTORS (Germany)  

Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT3

Garth Walden Racing (AUS)    

Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT3

AMAC Motorsport (AUS)    

Porsche 911 GT3 R

Keltic Racing (AUS)    

TBC

Performance Parts & Engineering (AUS) 

TBC

Supabarn Supermarkets (AUS)      

TBC

CLASS B – GT3 CUP CARS

Grove Racing (AUS)  

Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Car

JFC-Freem-Rotex (NZL) 

Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Car

Rentcorp Racing (AUS)

Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Car

SAFE-T-STOP (AUS) 

Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Car

Paul Tresidder (AUS)   

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup S

Mobil 1 New Zealand (NZL)   

Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Car

CLASS C – GT4

Donut King (AUS)

Lotus Exige S Cup R

Patisseire Valerie (UK)    

Porsche 997 GT4

PRO Sport Performance (Germany)

Porsche Cayman Pro 4

PRO Sport Performance (Germany)  

Porsche Cayman Pro 4

CLASS I – INVITATIONAL

GWS Personell (AUS)  

BMW 335i Turbo

Daytona Sports Cars (AUS)  

Daytona Coupe

MARC Cars Australia (AUS) 

Ford Focus V8

MARC Cars Australia (AUS)  

Ford Focus V8

MARC Cars Australia (AUS)  

Ford Focus V8

MARC Cars Australia (AUS)   

Mazda 3 V8

MARC Cars Australia (AUS) 

TBC

Gary Morgan (NZL)      

Subaru BRZ

Fortec Motorsport (AUS)  

Chevrolet Corvette Z51

*subject to change

 

 

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