Bathurst 6 Hour organisers reveal 60-car field

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Wednesday 7th February, 2018 - 4:52pm

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Bathurst 6 Hour

A total of 60 entries have already been taken for Easter’s Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour, organisers have revealed.

With entries still open for several weeks, it is not inconceivable that last year’s figure of 64 race starters, a record for a major endurance race at Mount Panorama, could be eclipsed in 2018.

The five-dozen cars represent 16 makes, 30 models, and are spread across seven classes.

Cars new to the race include the BMW M3 of former Australian Production Car Champion Beric Lynton, which he tested in November’s Challenge Bathurst meeting, and the Class B1 entry of a Series 6 Volkswagen Golf R by Trevor Keene.

The largest class is Class A1 (Extreme Performance Forced Induction), with 20 cars including the Morcom Motorsport Ford Focus RS which came up just short of victory last year in the hands of Nathan Morcom and Chaz Mostert.

With 50 cars having started the first Bathurst 6 Hour in 2016, Event Director James O’Brien puts the growth over the race’s short history down to a stable set of regulations.

“The consistency in the event and the regulations is one of the key factors in continuing to draw the support of such a large and diverse competitor base each year,” said O’Brien.

“Meanwhile, we are improving and evolving the event each year to improve the product and make it more appealing for both private teams and at the same time, those more commercial entities to be involved in.

“The appeal of this race is that it caters for such a broad range of competitors and that is reflected amongst the broad spectrum of entrants received already for this year.”

The Bathurst 6 Hour will be held on the Easter long weekend (March 30-April 1).

Entry list (Provisional, as at February 7)

Class Entrant Make Model
A1 Aaron Tebb Mitusbishi Lancer EVO IX RS
A1 Anthony Soole BMW M Coupe (1 Series) E82
A1 Barry Morcom Ford Focus RS LZ
A1 Ben Kavich TBA TBA
A1 Beric Lynton BMW M3 F80
A1 Dimitri Agathos Subaru Impreza WRX Sti V-1
A1 Dylan Thomas Mitusbishi Lancer EVO IX RS
A1 Dylan Thomas Mitusbishi Lancer EVO IX RS
A1 Dylan Thomas Mitusbishi Lancer EVO X RS
A1 Garry Mennell BMW M Coupe (1 Series) E82
A1 Garth Walden Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG
A1 Jeremy Gray Ford FGII GT-F
A1 Mark Eddy Audi TTRS 8J
A1 Michael King Mitusbishi Lancer EVO X RS
A1 Paul Loiacono Mitusbishi Lancer EVO X RS
A1 Rob Hay BMW M135i Hatch F20
A1 Rod Salmon Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG
A1 Sherrin Racing BMW M4 F82
A1 Simon Hodges BMW M135i Hatch F20
A1 Stephen Thompson Mitusbishi Lancer EVO X RS
A2 Cameron Kerr Holden VZ-HSV R8 Clubsport
A2 Chris Lillie Holden VE-HSV GTS
A2 Daniel Clift Holden VZ-HSV R8 Clubsport
A2 Daniel Flanagan Holden VY2-HSV GTS
A2 Gordon Wilson BMW M3 E92
A2 Graeme Muir Holden VE-HSV GTS
A2 Justin Anthony Mercedes-Benz C63 204
A2 Michael James Holden VE-HSV GTS
A2 Steve Hodges Holden VY CSV Monaro Mondo GT
B1 Adrian Stefan BMW 335i E90
B1 Bradley Carr Subaru Impreza WRX Sti G-2
B1 Brett McFarland Subaru Impreza WRX Sti G-2
B1 Scott Gore BMW 135i E82
B1 Trevor Keene Volkswagen Golf R Series 6
B2 Garth Walden Holden VE SSV-Redline
B2 James Herington Holden VE SSV-Redline
B2 Joe Krinelos Holden VF SSV-Redline (6.0L) CL
C Blake Aubin Renault Megane RS 265
C Colin Osborne Renault Megane RS 265 Trophy R
C Colin Osborne Renault Megane RS 265 Trophy R
C Doug Westwood BMW M3 E36 3.0L
C Garry Mennell BMW 130i E87
C Keven Stoopman Subaru Impreza WRX MY06
C Peter Lacey Volkswagen Scirocco R
C Robert Di Sandro BMW M3 E36 3.0L
C Trevor Mirabito BMW 130i E87
D David Baker Honda Integra Type R
D David Crowe Toyota 86 GT ZN SER
D Gavan Reynolds Toyota 86 GTS ZN SER
D Graeme Heath Toyota 86 GT ZN SER
D Grant Phillips Toyota 86 GTS ZN SER
D Lauren Gray Toyota Corolla Sportivo
D Liam McAdam Toyota 86 GT ZN SER
E Andrew McMaster Mazda 3 SP25 BL Series 1
E Brianna Wilson Nissan Pulsar N15
E James Goldsbrough Hyundai Getz TB
E Michael Hopp Suzuki Swift Sport RS416

Classes

A1 Extreme Performance Forced Induction
A2 Extreme Performance Naturally Aspirated
B1 High Performance Forced Induction
B2 High Performance Naturally Aspirated
C Performance
D Production
E Compact

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