MOMENTUM BUILDING AS ENTRY LIST GROWS

THE 2018 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour is building as another thriller thanks to strong entry interest in all major classes for the 30 March – 1 April event next year.  

56 cars feature on an early entry list confirmed by Event Organisers today, one extra than at the same time last year.

While the A1 (Extreme Performance / Forced Induction) class dominates many of the headlines and sports the largest field, entries are spread evenly throughout the other classes with at least four cars confirmed in each at this point.

Entries do not close until 23 February 2018.

“As the race continues to develop our focus is on attracting new and more current models to the grid, as well as growing the competition across each of the classes,” explained Event Director James O’Brien.

“Once again we are very pleased with the reaction from Production Car competitors from across Australia and all the signs are already pointing to another highly competitive affair next Easter.”

A1 class cars dominated the 2017 Bathurst 6 Hour this Easter, a race won by Luke Searle and Paul Morris in a BMW M135i.

Though the Searle family team is yet to confirm their plans for the 2018 race, the outright field includes the return of the Ford Focus RS driven to second place by Chaz Mostert and Nathan Morcom this year.

The traditional spread of Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions and BMW will again be joined by cars like the Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Audi TTRS and Mercedes-Benz AMG A45.

The Sherrin Racing outfit has confirmed the return of their BMW M4, a car that this year set new Production Car class qualifying and race lap records.

Australian Muscle Cars continue to be wildly popular, with no less than 11 different Holden or HSV Commodores entered in the A2 and B2 categories for rear-wheel drive cars.

The B1 category includes a new VW Golf R entered by long-time racer Trevor Keene, a car that is likely to pose a challenge to the regular class benchmarks from BMW and Subaru.

Nine cars are confirmed in Class C for Production – Performance vehicles, including Peter Lacey’s VW Scirocco R and several examples of the quick Renault Megane RS265.

A lone Honda Integra will tackle five of the popular Toyota 86s in Class D, while the ‘baby’ car class E continues to grow as an ideal entry point to endurance racing at Mount Panorama.

Meanwhile, tickets are now on sale for the Event and can be purchased online via the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour website.

Sunday General Admission ticket prices remain unchanged from 2017 with tickets just $20 ($15 concession) if purchased online prior to the event.

Three-day General Admission tickets can be purchased online for just $40, with all ticketholders once again receiving free entry to the pit / paddock area, pit lane roof, top of Mount Panorama and seats in the main Grandstand on pit straight.

Links to purchase tickets are available on the Bathurst 6 Hour website.

PROVISIONAL ENTRY LIST - 2018 BATHURST 6 HOUR
As at 12 October 2017.

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