Bathurst 6 Hour entry list passes half-century

The start of the 2019 Bathurst 6 Hour

Already, 51 entries have been received and confirmed for this year’s Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour, including four Ford Mustangs.

The Australian Racing Group-run production car enduro is back to the Easter weekend for 2021, having last year broken from tradition due to the pandemic before being cancelled altogether.

In 2020, a record 68 entries were received before that postponement and, with a further 12 expressing intent to enter on top of the 51 locked in, a new high-water mark is a distinct possibility.

“The reaction from the competitors to the 2021 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour has been outstanding,” said event director Ken Collier.

“25 entrants rolled over their existing entry towards the 2021 race the moment it was confirmed that 2020 would not go ahead, while another large group of existing entrants have already re-entered, or confirmed that they will be back on the grid alongside several new entrants.

“That level of support for the event despite the challenges of the last 12 months has been incredible and has helped us to push the race forward to a new level.

“We have also seen new teams, drivers and vehicles being prepared for their debut this year which shows how important and significant this race is for the production car community.

“We are confident that both the size and also the quality of the 2021 grid will be the best the Bathurst 6 Hour has ever seen and, coupled with a huge on-track program that includes TCR Australia, GT World Challenge Australia and Trans Am, will make this a weekend to remember at Mount Panorama.”

This year’s field already includes the teams which have taken the last two Bathurst 6 Hour victories, after the win for Beric Lynton and Tim Leahey in a BMW M3 Competition in 2019, and for Grant and Iain Sherrin in a BMW M4 in 2018.

The Mustang was to have debuted last year, and its presence makes for a total of five Fords given there is also a GT-F Falcon on the entry list.

All up, there are 12 different marques and over 20 different models so far.

The record number of starters for a long-distance race at Mount Panorama is 64, belonging to the 2017 Bathurst 6 Hour.

Entries for 2021 close on March 6, with the event to take place on April 2-4.

Entry list Provisional, as at February 10

Num Sponsor  Make Model
52 Mark Eddy Audi TTRS
47 On Track Motorsport BMW 130i
34 Tropical Fruit Company BMW M3
56 Prestige Connex BMW M4
8 Car Mods Australia BMW M3
27 Sherrin Rentals BMW M4
4 Property Investment Store BMW M4 Coupe
1 Bruce Lynton BM Service BMW M3
TBC Bruce Lynton BM Service BMW M3
21 Secure Wealth BMW M4
91 Colder Refrigeration BMW M135i
89 Pinnacle Automotie BMW 135i
48 ASAP Marketing Pty Ltd BMW 135i
82 Spinifex Recruiting BMW 335i
33 Ranger Lifting/Rigging/Safety Ford Falcon GT-F
7 Local Legends Ford Mustang
25 TBA Ford Mustang
28 Hall Finance& Insurance, LJ Hooker Caboolture Ford Mustang
95 Miedecke Motor Group Ford Mustang
53 TBA Holden Monaro CSV
3 Racer.Industries Holden HSV VRX Astra
64 Catchet Homes Holden HSV Clubsport
73 Race Academy International Holden SSV Lowndes
44 Nolan Finishes Holden HSV
30 Perseverance Drilling Holden HSV GTS
18 Gramur Stainless Holden VE
29 Forrest / Razztech Motorsports Holden Commodore
41 Wake Up Holden GTS
40 Commodore Shop Cardiff Holden Commodore
51 Air & Allied Sales Pacific, Plant Doctor, KCK Lubricants, David Ling Insurance Services, Trans Communications Holden Astra
23 US Customs Holden GTS
78 Disc Brakes Australia KIA Proceed
2 Madaz Motorsport Mazda SP25
35 Road To Bathurst Mazda 3 SP25
6 Oneworld Charters Mercedes A45 AMG
42 Airtag / Sheargold Group Mercedes A45 AMG
19 Shockwave Signs Mitsubishi Evo 10
55 Prime Finance / PPE/ Fifth Gear Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII
68 CXC Racing Mitsubishi Evolution 9RS
9 Parramatta Vehicle Services Mitsubishi Evo 9 RS
15 Race For A Cure Mitsubishi EVO X
11 11Racing Subaru BRZ
66 Nova Employment / FullGas Racing Subaru WRX STi
46 Team Group Suzuki Racing Team Suzuki Swift Sport RS416
43 Team Group Suzuki Racing Team Suzuki Swift Sport RS416
36 Brown Davis Racing Products Toyota Celica SX
14 Tegra Australia – Solo Works Toyota 86 GTS
TBC Graeme Heath Toyota 86 GTS
50 Harding Performance Volkswagen Golf
71 Bargwana Motorsport VW Golf
20 Gold Coast Embroidery – ozEtees VW Scirocco

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