60 CARS NOW CONFIRMED FOR EVER-GROWING EASTER ENDURO

THE Hi-TEC OILS Bathurst 6 Hour is racing towards another bumper field, with sixty cars now confirmed for the 2018 Event on 30 March – 1 April this year.

Entries remain open for several weeks with another Bathurst-record field a very real potential scenario this Easter.

64 cars started the 2017 race – a record for a major endurance race at Mount Panorama and eclipsing 63-car fields for the 1969, 1978 and 1984 Bathurst 500 / 1000 races.

50 cars started the inaugural race in 2016 with the consistent growth re-enforcing the demand for Australia’s key endurance race for Production-based road vehicles.

2018 marks the second in a three-year arrangement with naming rights partner Hi-Tec Oils.

“The consistency in the event and the regulations is one of the key factors in continuing to draw the support of such a large and diverse competitor base each year,” Event Director James O’Brien said.

“Meanwhile, we are improving and evolving the event each year to improve the product and make it more appealing for both private teams and at the same time, those more commercial entities to be involved in.

“The appeal of this race is that it caters for such a broad range of competitors and that is reflected amongst the broad spectrum of entrants received already for this year.”

With consistency in the regulations from year to year, the 2018 field will feature many familiar names, brands and faces that have become staples in the event.

16 brands and more than 30 different models of vehicle are currently entered.

However, it will not be without brand-new metal as new cars make their debut.

Former Australian Production Car Champion Beric Lynton will make the Bathurst debut of his brand-new BMW M3, having tested the car at Bathurst last November at the Challenge Bathurst event where it posted competitive times.

Meanwhile, Trevor Keene will enter a Series 6 Volkswagen Golf R in the B1 class for the first time – the Orange-based driver a regular on the Mountain in long-distance races.

Class A1 (Extreme Performance – All Wheel Drive) remains the most numerous class with 20 cars entered amongst the category that is most likely to produce the outright winner.

The Morcom Motorsport Ford Focus RS Turbo that finished a narrow second last year will return, as will a host of the ever-present Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions.

Growth in A2 (Extreme Performance – two wheel drive) will see plenty of V8 firepower; including the thundering Mercedes-AMG C63 entered by Justin Anthony.

The Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour will be held on the Easter long weekend, between 30 March and 1 April this year.

Tickets are on sale now and start as low as $5 if purchased online via the Bathurst 6 Hour website.

ENTRY LIST - AS AT 7 FEBRUARY 2018

A1

Aaron Tebb

Australian

Mitusbishi

Lancer EVO IX RS

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

Beric Lynton

Australian

BMW

M3 F80

A1

Dimitri Agathos

Australian

Subaru

Impreza WRX Sti V-1

A1

Dylan Thomas

Australian

Mitusbishi

Lancer EVO IX RS

A1

Dylan Thomas

Australian

Mitusbishi

Lancer EVO IX RS

A1

Dylan Thomas

Australian

Mitusbishi

Lancer EVO X RS

A1

Garry Mennell

Australian

BMW

M Coupe ( 1 Series) E82

A1

Garth Walden

Australian

Mercedes-Benz

A45 AMG

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

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

Justin Anthony

Australian

Mercedes-Benz

C63 204

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

Bradley Carr

Australian

Subaru

Impreza WRX Sti G-2

B1

Brett McFarland

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) CL

 

 

 

 

 

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

Gavan Reynolds

Australian

Toyota

86 GTS ZN SER

D

Graeme Heath

Australian

Toyota

86 GT ZN SER

D

Grant Phillips

Australian

Toyota

86 GTS ZN SER

D

Lauren Gray

Australian

Toyota

Corolla Sportivo

D

Liam McAdam

Australian

Toyota

86 GT ZN SER

 

 

 

 

 

E

Andrew McMaster

Australian

Mazda

3 SP25 BL Series 1

E

Brianna Wilson

Australian

Nissan

Pulsar N15

E

James Goldsbrough

Australian

Hyundai

Getz TB

E

Michael Hopp

Australian

Suzuki

Swift Sport RS416