Bathurst 12 Hour entry figures up

A record-breaking 46 cars have taken up advanced entry to the 2016 Bathurst 12 Hour.

The ‘early bird’ entry period came to an end on August 31, with 46 entries having already been received for the endurance race – up on the 34 received to the same point 12 months ago.

The advanced entry list includes 21 GT3 cars, 13 GT3 Cup/GT4 cars, and 12 cars in an expanded Invitational class.

In terms of teams, 2012 winners Phoenix Racing, 2013 winners Erebus Motorsport and 2014 champions Maranello Motorsport have all lodged entries, with the locally-based Ferrari outfit confirming two 458 GT3 entries for the first time.

First-time entries include Tony Walls' Objective Racing McLaren 650S GT3, and successful New Zealand team International Motorsport, which will race an Audi R8 LMS Ultra.

The announcement of a provisional entry list was paired with news that V8 Supercars Events has named John Casey as the 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, 2015.

Provisional Entry List

Entrant Nationality Class Car
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  TBC 
Melbourne Perfomance Centre  AUS  A TBC 
Objective Racing AUS  McLaren 650S 
Performance West Motorsport  AUS  Lamborghini Gallardo
Phoenix Racing  GER  Audi R8 LMS 
Supabarn Supermarkets  AUS  Porsche 911 GT3 R 
Trass Family Motorsport  NZL  Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 
Trofeo Motorsport  AUS  Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 
Wall Racing  AUS  Audi R8 LMS Ultra 
Amac Motorsport  AUS  Porsche 
APO Sport Ltd  UK Porsche 997 GT3 Cup (MY 06-09)
Boylan Group / Cairns Plaza Hotel  AUS  Porsche 997 GT3 Cup (MY 06-09) 
Grove Racing  AUS  Porsche 997 GT3 Cup (MY 10-12) 
J.F.C Freem  AUS  Porsche 997 GT3 Cup (MY 10-12) 
Nick Cresswell  AUS  Porsche 997 GT3 Cup (MY 06-09)  
Rentcorp Motorsport  AUS  Porsche 997 GT3 Cup (MY 10-12) 
Safe-T-Stop  AUS  Porsche 997 GT3 Cup (MY 06-09) 
Scott Taylor Motorsport  AUS  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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