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Sixty-car Bathurst entry list revealed

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Sixty-car Bathurst entry list revealed
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Dec 15, 2017, 12:25 AM

A bumper 60-car entry list for next year's Bathurst 12 Hour has been revealed, including 30 GT3 cars.

#8 Bentley Team M-Sport, Bentley Continential GT3: Andy Soucek, Maxime Soulet, Vincent Abril
#23 Nissan Motorsport, Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3: Katsumasa Chiyo, Alex Buncombe, Michael Caruso
#24 Nissan Motorsport, Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3: Florian Strauss, Todd Kelly, Jann Mardenborough
#60 BMW Team SRM, BMW M6 GT3: Steve Richards, Mark Winterbottom, Marco Wittmann, #24 Nissan Motorsport, Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3: Florian Strauss, Todd Kelly, Jann Mardenborough
#60 BMW Team SRM, BMW M6 GT3: Steve Richards, Mark Winterbottom, Marco Wittmann
#12 Competition Motorsports powered by Ice Break, Porsche 991 GT3 R: David Calvert-Jones, Patrick Long, Marc Lieb, Matt Campbell
#911 Walkinshaw GT3, Porsche 911 GT3 R: Earl Bamber, Kevin Estre, Laurens Vanthoor

The Class A field includes 10 Audi R8s, with a number of local entries as well as an overseas car from WRT. Bentley has entered two Continental GT3s through M-Sport, while there will be three Lamborghinis – two Gallardos and a Hurracan.

There are three BMW M6s on the entry list, although it's expected that there will only be a single Team SRM entry and a Schnitzer car from Germany. There are three McLarens, a single Ferrari, and six Mercedes from the likes of Scott Taylor Motorsport and the newly-confirmed Strakka Racing attack.

There will also be three Porsche 911 GT3 Rs, including a factory-backed entry from Manthey Motorsport.

The entry list features five Carrera Cup cars in Class B, and an impressive turnout of 13 GT4 cars.

“We are very pleased with the entry list and the depth of competition in every class,” Event Director John Casey said.

“The spread between outright and BRM Chronographes Pro/Am contenders in Class A is pleasing and will see fantastic competition for both trophies within the GT3 class.

“Meanwhile the growth in the GT4 class mirrors the evolution of the category on a global stage. That class will be a serious highlight next February with each brand having several potential winners.

“Entries remain open for a day and we are expecting a few high-profile additions to the current list before the final grid is settled.

“Fans looking to attend should book their tickets now to make sure they don’t miss what will be a remarkable field tackling the Mountain next February.”

2018 Bathurst 12 Hour Entry List

#

Class

Entrant

Make

Model

1

A

International Motorsport

Audi

R8 LMS

2

A

Industrie Racing

Audi

R8 Ultra LMS

3

A

Audi Sport Customer Racing

Audi

R8 LMS

4

A

Audi Sport Customer Racing

Audi

R8 LMS

5

A

Audi Sport Customer Racing

Audi

R8 LMS

6

A

Audi Sport Customer Racing

Audi

R8 LMS

7

A

Audi Sport Customer Racing

Audi

R8 LMS

8

A

Audi Sport Customer Racing

Audi

R8 LMS

9

A

WRT

Audi

R8 LMS 

10

A

WRT

Audi

R8 LMS 

11

A

Bentley Team M-Sport

Bentley

Continental GT3

12

A

Bentley Team M-Sport

Bentley

Continental GT3

13

A

BMW Team SRM

BMW

M6 GT3

14

A

BMW Team Schnitzer

BMW

M6 GT3

15

BMW Team SRM

BMW

M6 GT3

16

A

Trass Family Motorsport

Ferrari

458 Italia

17

A

Lago Racing

Lamborghini

Gallardo R-EX

18

A

Safe-T-Stop

Lamborghini

Gallardo GT3

19

Trofeo Motorsport

Lamborghini

Hurracan

20

A

Objective Racing

Mclaren

650S GT3

21

A

YNA Autosport

Mclaren

650S GT3

22

A

YNA Autosport

Mclaren

650S GT3

23

A

Scott Taylor Motorsport

Mercedes

AMG GT GT3

24

A

Scott Taylor Motorsport

Mercedes

AMG GT GT3

25

A

Nineteen Corp P/L

Mercedes

AMG GT GT3

26

A

Mercedes-AMG Team Strakka Racing

Mercedes 

AMG GT GT3

27

Mercedes-AMG Team Strakka Racing

Mercedes 

AMG GT GT3

28

A

To Be Announced

Mercedes

AMG GT GT3

29

A

Manthey-Racing

Porsche

911 GT3 R

30

A

Competition Motorsports

Porsche

911 GT3 R

31

Black Swan Racing

Porsche

911 GT3 R

         

32

B

Team Carrera Cup Asia

Porsche

GT3 Cup

33

B

On Track Motorsport

Porsche

GT3 Cup

34

B

Grove Motorsport Pty Ltd

Porsche

GT3 Cup

35

B

DRM TeamWrightlands

Porsche

GT3 Cup

36

B

Wall Racing

Porsche

GT3 Cup

         

37

C

BMW Team SRM

BMW

M4 GT4

38

C

Baigent Racing Ltd

BMW

M4 GT4

39

C

Boat Works Racing

BMW

M4 GT4

40

C

To be announced - USA

BMW

M4 GT4

41

C

Ginetta Australia

Ginetta

Ginetta GT4

42

C

Ginetta Australia

Ginetta

Ginetta GT4

43

C

Ginetta Australia

Ginetta

Ginetta GT4

44

C

Ginetta Australia

Ginetta

Ginetta GT4

45

C

M Motorsport P/L

KTM

X-Bow GT4

46

C

KTM / M Motorsport

KTM

X-Bow GT4

47

C

Brookspeed International Motorsport

Porsche

Cayman GT4 CS

48

C

Brookspeed International Motorsport

Porsche

Cayman GT4 CS

49

C

Prosport Performance GABH

Porsche

Cayman

         

50

I

Daytona Sportscars

Daytona

Coupe

51

I

Daytona Sportscars

Dodge

Viper

52

I

MARC Cars Australia 

MARC

Focus V8

53

I

MARC Cars Australia 

MARC

Mazda V8 

54

I

MARC Cars Australia 

MARC

Mazda V8 

55

I

MARC Cars Australia 

MARC

Mazda V8 

56

I

MARC Cars Australia 

MARC

Mazda V8 

57

I

Geoff Taunton

MARC

Focus V8

58

I

MARC Cars Australia 

MARC II

V8

59

I

MARC Cars Australia 

MARC II

V8

60

I

MARC Cars Australia 

MARC II

V8

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