Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour organisers have already received more than 40 entries for next year’s Mount Panorama endurance race.
A world class field is expected to tackle the February 2-4 event with teams from Australia, Asia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA set to descend on the famous 6.2km circuit.
A total of 12 brands are already represented with entries open until the December 15 cut off.
Meanwhile, the event has confirmed that it has received five entries for its growing GT4 class.
The class is also expected to feature a BMW Team SRM M4 GT4 following confirmation that the squad has a placed an order for the new race car.
“Early interest has been great and we already have the makings of another world-class field for 2018,” said Event Director John Casey.
“There are more than 40 cars locked in already, including some that we know will surprise people when they are announced.
“Several major outfits are close to firming their plans and rolling out their announcements over the coming weeks.”
Early bird entries close at midnight this Saturday (September 30).