50 ENTERED FOR 2016 HI-TEC OILS BATHURST 6 HOUR

A BUMPER grid is assured when the 2016 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour makes its debut at the Bathurst Motor Festival next Easter.  

50 entries across 8 different classes have been received by organisers at the time of the ‘early bird’ entry offer closing, though final entries do not need to be submitted by until 28 February next year allowing plenty of time for the grid to grow further.

The entry list reads as a ‘who’s who’ of Australian Production Car racing from both the NSW Production Touring Car series and the Australian Manufacturers / Production Car Championship and points to a strong kick-off for the brand new Bathurst enduro.

The massive field is set to provide an enthralling spectacle for fans and a great race for competitors, with a grid that goes back to Bathurst’s history of providing big fields of production-based cars and multi-class racing.

“We are very pleased with the early reception to the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour and the number of entries received to date is above our initial expectations,” Event Director James O’Brien said.

“The size of the grid already points to a sensational race and proves that there is a place for a race of this nature in the Australian motorsport landscape.

“We expect the field to grow further as entries don’t close until the end of February next year, so there is still plenty of time for people sitting on the fence to get their entry in and become part of what is set to be an amazing grid.”

Strong competition is expected throughout the deep field with a wide spread of vehicles catering to all kinds of motoring fans.

17 entries have been received for the outright A1/A2 classes catering for ‘extreme’ performance cars both turbocharged and normally aspirated.

Two cars each from CXC Global Racing, Melbourne Performance Centre and Jim Pollicina’s Poll Performance outfit will help tip the ledger in favour of Mitsubishi’s popular Lancer Evolution, though former Formula Vee and Sports Racer national champion Adam Proctor will be hoping for a strong run from his all-new Subaru Impreza WRX STi.

BMW fans will have strong entries from Beric Lynton and Kyntire Racing (BMW 1Ms) and the Searle family outfit (M135i).

The normally aspirated class features a host of HSV Commodore models with their big V8’s set to stretch their legs up and down Mount Panorama’s long straights.

Class B1 and B2, for high performance cars both turbocharged or normally aspirated, includes a diverse mix of entries including Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo, a range of different BMW models and plenty of Aussie muscle.

Class C (Performance) includes cars like Rick Shaw’s Mazda RX-8, a host of Renault Megane entries and several BMWs.

A strong 10-car entry has been received for Class D (Production) made up primarily of a host of Toyota’s incredibly popular rear-drive ‘86’ sports car – six of that model having been entered. The ‘baby’ class E has received two entries while the Invitational class includes three AU Ford Falcons from the ranks of Australian Saloon Car competition.

The Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour will be streamed live via the www.bathurstmotorfestival.com.au website with post-produced TV coverage to air on SBS Speedweek following the race.

 

2016 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour - Entry List
(Correct as 30/10/2015)

CLASS

COMPETITOR

NATIONALITY

AUTOMOBILE

A1

AP Racing

Australian

Subaru Impreza WRX Sti

A1

Beric Lynton

Australian

BMW M Coupe (1 Series)

A1

Blaze Performance Pty Ltd

Australian

Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X

A1

David Searle

Australian

BMW M135i Hatch

A1

CXC Global Racing

Australian

Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X

A1

CXC Global Racing

Australian

Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X

A1

Poll Performance

Australian

Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X

A1

Poll Performance

Australian

Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X

A1

Kintyre Holdings Pty Ltd

Australian

BMW M Coupe (1 Series)

A1

Melbourne Performance Centre

Australian

Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X

A1

Melbourne Performance Centre

Australian

Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X

A2

Heeley Motorsports

Australian

Holden VX-HSV GTS

A2

DFR Fifth Gear Motoring

Australian

Holden VY-HSV GTS

A2

GTAC Racing

Australian

Holden VE-HSV GTS

A2

Luke Spalding Racing

Australian

Holden VZ-HSV R8 Clubsport

A2

Tony Virag

Australian

Holden VE-HSV GTS

A2

Stephen Hodges

Australian

Holden VY-HSV Coupe

B1

Adrian Stefan /BM West

Australian

BMW 335i E92

B1

Workhorse Collision/Fleetsmart

Australian

Subaru Impreza WRX STi G-2

B1

Direct Plasterboard Outlet

Australian

BMW 355i E92

B1

George Karadimas Racing

Greek

Ford XR6

B1

On Track Motorsport

Australian

BMW 335i E92

B1

Sherrin Racing Pty Ltd

Australian

BMW 135i E82

B2

Falcon Fire Racing

Australian

BMW M3

B2

GWR

Australian

Holden VE SSV

B2

Pinnacle Automotive

Australian

BMW M3 E36

B2

Scott Sullivan

Australian

Holden VY SS

B2

TW Motorsport

Australian

Holden VE-HSV SS

C

Aubin Brothers Racing

Australian

Renault Megane RS265

C

Osborne Motorsport

Australian

Renault Megane TBA

C

Osborne Motorsport

Australian

Renault Megane TBA

C

Mark Eddy Racing Pty Ltd

Australian

Renault Megane RS265

C

Nicholas Cox

Australian

BMW 130i E87

C

Peter O’Donnell

Australian

BMW 130i E87

C

Ric Shaw Racing

Australian

Mazda RX-8

D

Triple Zero Racing

Australian

Toyota 86 GTS ZN SER

D

Triple Zero Racing

Australian

Toyota 86 GTS ZN SER

D

Corvus Motorsport

Australian

Toyota 86 GTS ZN SER

D

David Bailey

Australian

Toyota 86 GTS ZN SER

D

Christine Boak

Australian

Toyota 86 GT ZN SER

D

Gosford European Car Services

Australian

Renault Clio 197

D

Healey Racing

Australian

Toyota 86 GTS ZN SER

D

Lauren Gray Motorsport

Australian

Toyota – Corolla Sportivo

D

Pedders Racing

Australian

Toyota 86 GTS ZN SER

D

MWM Racing

Australian

Mini Cooper S JCW

E

Emily Duggan

Australian

Mazda 626

E

Lauren Gray Motorsport

Australian

Toyota – Echo 10 SER

I

Jarvis Racing

Australian

Ford Falcon AU

I

CK Competition

Australian

Ford Falcon AU

I

John McCleverty

Australian

Ford Falcon AU