11 February 2021 | General

Massive field assembling for Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour

A twelve-month delay has not stopped Production Car competitors committing in force to the 2021 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour endurance race, to be held this Easter (2-4 April) at Mount Panorama.

51 entries have already been received and confirmed by event organisers Australian Racing Group, with a further 12 having confirmed their intention to compete pending completion of the entry process.


More cars beyond those are expected prior to the March 6 deadline, when entries officially close, to push the grid to potentially record-breaking numbers.

A record 68 entries had been received for the 2020 Bathurst 6 Hour prior to its initial postponement and ultimate cancellation of the event due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.

Despite the lengthy delay, another massive field is assured for the 2021 event with organisers confident of eclipsing the 64-car record that stands as the largest ever grid for a long-distance race at Mount Panorama.

Confirmed entrants for the 2021 race include the teams to have won the two most recent Bathurst 6 Hour races.

Beric Lynton and Tim Leahey led all the way in their BMW M3 Competition to claim the 2019 race, while the similar BMW M4 of Queensland brothers Grant and Iain Sherrin narrowly claimed the 2018 race in a tense Bathurst finish.

The German marque, yet to be beaten for outright victory in the 6-Hour, will likely face a challenge from the Blue Oval this year thanks to the entry of four brand-new Ford Mustangs.

The Mustang was due to make its Bathurst Production Car debut in 2020 – having only recently been added to the event’s eligibility list – however four such examples have been confirmed to participate in 2021.

Other entries currently confirmed include representation in every class available to competitors, from the Class X Extreme Performance outright contenders to the affordable hatchbacks in the entry-level Class E.

12 different brands and more than 20 different models are already represented on the entry list.

The 2021 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour will see a bumper long weekend of action at Mount Panorama, the six-hour race for Production Cars set to headline a massive on-track program across the Easter weekend.

As well as the Mount Panorama debut of the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series, the event will also see the Fanatec GT World Challenge powered by AWS, National Trans Am Series and the Radical Australia Cup all racing for championship points.

Supports from the MRF Bathurst Excel Challenge and the New South Wales Historic Touring Cars will complete a massive on-track program.

The 2021 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour will be broadcast live and free on the screens of Seven across the Easter long weekend.

QUOTES: Ken Collier, Event Director

“The reaction from the competitors to the 2021 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour has been outstanding,” said Ken Collier, Bathurst 6 Hour Event Director.

“25 entrants rolled over their existing entry towards the 2021 race the moment it was confirmed that 2020 would not go ahead, while another 30 existing entrants have already re-entered, or confirmed that they will be back on the grid alongside several new entrants.

“That level of support for the event despite the challenges of the last twelve months has been incredible and has helped us to push the race forward to a new level.

“We have also seen new teams, drivers and vehicles being prepared for their debut this year which shows how important and significant this race is for the Production Car community.

“We are confident that both the size and also the quality of the 2021 grid will be the best the Bathurst 6 Hour has ever seen and, coupled with a huge on-track program that includes TCR Australia, GT World Challenge Australia and Trans Am, will make this a weekend to remember at Mount Panorama.”

Current Provisional Entry List – 2021 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour
(11 February, 2021)

Car # Sponsor Car Make Car Model
52 Mark Eddy Audi TTRS
47 On Track Motorsport BMW 130i
34 Tropical Fruit Company BMW M3
56 Prestige Connex BMW M4
8 Car Mods Australia BMW M3
27 Sherrin Rentals BMW M4
4 Property Investment Store BMW M4 Coupe
1 Bruce Lynton BM Service BMW M3
TBC Bruce Lynton BM Service BMW M3
21 Secure Wealth BMW M4
91 Colder Refrigeration BMW M135i
89 Pinnacle Automotie BMW 135i
48 ASAP Marketing Pty Ltd BMW 135i
82 Spinifex Recruiting BMW 335i
33 Ranger Lifting/Rigging/Safety Ford Falcon GT-F
7 Local Legends Ford Mustang
25 TBA Ford Mustang
28 Hall Finance& Insurance,  LJ Hooker Caboolture Ford Mustang
95 Miedecke Motor Group Ford Mustang
53 TBA Holden Monaro CSV
3 Racer.Industries Holden HSV VRX Astra
64 Catchet Homes Holden HSV Clubsport
73 Race Academy International Holden SSV Lowndes
44 Nolan Finishes Holden HSV
30 Perseverance Drilling Holden HSV GTS
18 Gramur Stainless Holden VE
29 Forrest / Razztech Motorsports Holden Commodore
41 Wake Up Holden GTS
40 Commodore Shop Cardiff Holden Commodore
51 Air & Allied Sales Pacific, Plant Doctor, KCK Lubricants, David Ling Insurance Services, Trans Communications Holden Astra
23 US Customs Holden GTS
78 Disc Brakes Australia KIA Proceed
2 Madaz Motorsport Mazda SP25
35 Road To Bathurst Mazda 3 SP25
6 Oneworld Charters Mercedes A45 AMG
42 Airtag / Sheargold Group Mercedes A45 AMG
19 Shockwave Signs Mitsubishi Evo 10
55 Prime Finance / PPE/ Fifth Gear Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII
68 CXC Racing Mitsubishi Evolution 9RS
9 Parramatta Vehicle Services Mitsubishi Evo 9 RS
15 Race For A Cure Mitsubishi EVO X
11 11Racing Subaru BRZ
66 Nova Employment / FullGas Racing Subaru WRX STi
46 Team Group Suzuki Racing Team Suzuki Swift Sport RS416
43 Team Group Suzuki Racing Team Suzuki Swift Sport RS416
36 Brown Davis Racing Products Toyota Celica SX
14 Tegra Australia – Solo Works Toyota 86 GTS
TBC Graeme Heath Toyota 86 GTS
50 Harding Performance Volkswagen Golf
71 Bargwana Motorsport VW Golf
20 Gold Coast Embroidery – ozEtees VW Scirocco