Bathurst 12H Entry Soars to 61 Cars

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

The battle for Class C honors in the 2017 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour is looming to be one of the stories of the race, following the addition of two further entries to the GT4 class this week.

Meanwhile, additional GT3 entries have added even further depth to what is shaping as easily the most competitive Bathurst 12 Hour yet.

With entries now officially closed, 61 cars feature on the entry list – a second Porsche 911 GT3 R entry from Walkinshaw GT3 and a third BMW M6 GT3, entered by German team Walkenhorst Motorsport, adding more power to the outright fight.

Heretic Autosport has also entered their Bentley Continental GT3, joining the two Bentley Team M-Sport cars confirmed earlier this month.

Walkenhorst Motorsport are regulars in the Nurburgring-based VLN series and upgraded to the BMW M6 GT3 from their existing Z4 this year.

The addition of a pair of Ginetta G55 GT4 entries from RA Motorsport add to the now eight-strong Class C grid.

RA Motorsport is a Sydney-based operation that is the New South Wales distributor of Radical Sports Cars, based at Sydney Motorsport Park.

The Radical Australia Cup will be one of the key support categories on the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 hour program, RA Motorsport preparing several cars entered in that field alongside their new 12-hour entries.

The hugely diverse GT4 class now includes five different brands and both local and international teams.

Meanwhile, the addition of a current-specification Porsche GT3 Cup Car entered by Steven Richards Motorsport adds to the competitive fight in Class B.

37 cars feature in the outright class for GT3 cars, four in Class B, nine in Class C (GT4) and 12 in the Invitational class, with 16 different brands now represented.

The final entry list is subject to change with several pending entries yet to formally complete the entry process.

Bathurst 12H Entry List (Dec. 19): 

1 Miedecke Stone Motorsport Aston Martin V12 Vantage A
2 Miedecke Stone Motorsport Aston Martin V12 Vantage A
3 DJS Racing Audi R8 LMS A
4 Supabarn Audi R8 LMS A
5 GT Motorsport Pty Ltd Audi R8 LMS A
6 Jamec Pem Racing Audi R8 LMS A
7 Jamec Pem Racing Audi R8 LMS A
8 Hallmarc Audi R8 LMS A
9 Team ASR Pty Ltd Audi R8 LMS A
10 Bentley Team M-Sport Bentley Continental GT3 A
11 Bentley Team M-Sport Bentley Continental GT3 A
12 Heretic Motorsport Bentley Continental GT3 A
13 BMW Team SRM BMW M6 GT3 A
14 BMW Team SRM BMW M6 GT3 A
15 Walkenhorst BMW M6 GT3 A
16 Maranello Motorsport Ferrari 488 GT3 A
17 Vicious Rumours Racing Ferrari 488 GT3 A
18 Lago Racing Lamborghini R-EX A
19 Trofeo Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 A
20 Kiwi Racing Lamborghini R-EX A
21 Objective Racing McLaren 650S A
22 McLaren GT McLaren 650S A
23 McLaren GT McLaren 650S A
24 Keltic Racing McLaren 650s A
25 Scott Taylor Motorsport Mercedes AMG GT GT3 A
26 Mark Griffith Mercedes AMG GT GT3 A
27 HTP MOTORSPORT Mercedes AMG GT GT3 A
28 Wall Racing Nissan GT-R A
29 Wall Racing Nissan GT-R A
30 Nissan Nissan GTR Nismo GT3 A
31 Nissan Nissan GTR Nismo GT3 A
32 Walkinshaw GT3 Porsche 911 GT3 R A
33 Walkinshaw GT3 Porsche 911 GT3 R A
34 Competition Motorsports Porsche 991 GT3R A
35 AMAC Motorsport Porsche GT3 R A
36 Craft-Bamboo Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R A
37 Craft-Bamboo Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R A
38 Grove Motorsport Porsche TBC B
39 Wall Racing Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Car MY07 B
40 Synep Racing Porsche 991 Cup Car B
41 Steve Richards Motorsport Porsche 991 Cup Car 2014 B
42 R-Motorsport Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 C
43 RA Motorsports – Ginetta Ginetta G55 C
44 RA Motorsports – Ginetta Ginetta G55 C
45 M Motorsport KTM X-Bow GT4 C
46 Brookspeed Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubman C
47 Brookspeed Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubman C
48 PROsport Performance Porsche Cayman PRO4 C
49 PROsport Performance Porsche Cayman PRO4 C
50 R-Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage GT8 I
51 On Track Motorsport BMW 335i I
52 Daytona Sportscars Daytona Coupe I
53 MARC Cars Australia MARC Focus V8 I
54 MARC Cars Australia MARC MAZDA 3 V8 I
55 MARC Cars Australia MARC MAZDA 3 V8 I
56 MARC Cars Australia MARC Focus V8 I
57 MARC Cars Australia MARC Focus V8 I
58 Donut King Racing MARC Focus V8 I
59 MARC Cars Australia MARC Focus V8 I
60 MARC Cars Australia MARC Focus V8 I
61 Ric Shaw Racing Mazda RX7 I

25 Comments

  1. seth

    December 19, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Can someone clarify what a Lamborghini R-EX? Is that the older GT3 model?

    • N8

      December 19, 2016 at 10:28 am

      I’m pretty sure it’s the model for the Hurracan. Mercielago or Gallardo, always get the 2 mixed up.

    • daedalus

      December 19, 2016 at 10:45 am

      its the last version of the gallardo by hans reiter. Still pretty competitive in the right hands and the older gt3s are BOPed to have higher straight line speed to make up for their lack of downforce compared to latest cars, which will work well at bathurst where its hard to pass on the mountain.

  2. JC

    December 19, 2016 at 10:15 am

    I’m honestly more excited for this than the Rolex 24 now. What a lineup.

    • Wut

      December 19, 2016 at 5:10 pm

      Why it’s just gt3 cars and its going one massive yellow flag with that many cars on that little narrow track.

      • JC

        December 19, 2016 at 9:20 pm

        Because GT cars and hilly, winding, fast tracks are the shit.

        • wut

          December 19, 2016 at 9:48 pm

          It’s going to be one big caution from start to finish with this many cars.

          • JC

            December 19, 2016 at 10:23 pm

            I guess I have more faith in the driver quality this year than you do. We’ll see.

  3. Justin Porter

    December 19, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    The Daytona Coupe is back again! Seriously, sometimes those invite cars make for such a show and I’m sure it can mix it up with the GT4 machines that are coming to the Mountain.

  4. Scott

    December 19, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    I thought Richards was racing a BMW M6?

    • Thomas

      December 20, 2016 at 10:19 pm

      He is. That’s what the SRM stands for in BMW Team SRM

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