30 March 2021 | General

Final Bathurst 6 Hour driver list confirmed

The 150-plus drivers spread across 62 entries for the 2021 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour have been confirmed.

As well as former winners of Australia’s largest Production Car enduro, the grid includes Supercars champions, the reigning Bathurst 1000 champion, 12-Hour winners and legends of the sport.

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There’s also a significant family theme in this year’s field with no less than four entries fielding drivers from within the same family.

The star-studded entry list includes the most recent Bathurst 6 Hour winners, Beric Lynton and Tim Leahey, who return to defend their 2019 crown aboard their BMW M3 Competition.

The duo won the 2019 race by a full lap, setting a new six-hour distance record by completing 131 laps (813km) across the six-hours.

2018 champions Sherrin Racing also return for another crack at victory, though this year it will be experienced Supercars co-driver David Russell joining Grant Sherrin behind the wheel of their BMW M4.

The addition of the Ford Mustang to the eligibility list has drawn five of the V8-powered coupe’s to the list, with a raft of well-qualified combinations set to drive them.

Among them include the Local Legends-backed entry owned by Tony Quinn, who will share his car with Grant Denyer and Carrera Cup racer Tim Miles. 2017 6-Hour winner Paul Morris will share George Miedecke’s entry while race regulars Coleby Cowham and Lindsay Kearns will share another.

Morris is the only driver in Bathurst history to win the three current Mount Panorama ‘majors’ – the 6 Hour, 12 Hour and Bathurst 1000.

Of the others on the grid, John Bowe and Shane van Gisbergen could join that elite list should they win on Sunday.

The family theme includes several famous and successful Bathurst surnames appearing for the second or third generation on Mount Panorama.

Cousins Ben (son of Jason) and Jude (son of Harry) Bargwanna will share a Volkswagen Golf GTI for the first time in an attempt to mirror their respective fathers’ class victory in the 1992 Bathurst 1000.

Meanwhile, brothers Nicholas, Ben and Cameron McLeod will share a HSV Astra VXR entered by their father, Ryan.

A former class winner in his own right, Ryan McLeod is the son of 1987 Bathurst 1000 winner Peter.

It’s not the first time an all-McLeod combination has tackled a Bathurst enduro, either; Peter and Ryan shared a Holden Commodore in the 1994, 1995, and 1996 Bathurst 1000s, before the pair were joined by Gerard McLeod for two Bathurst 12 Hour campaigns in 2009 and 2010 – winning their class in the second year.

In another all-family squad, three-time Bathurst 1000 podium finisher Steven Ellery will pair with his two sons, Tristan and Dalton, in a BMW M3.

The Ellery juniors are both well credentialed karters with Ellery senior, who finished third in the 1996, 2003 and 2005 Bathurst 1000 races, to make a racing comeback at a national level next weekend. The trio will drive a BMW M3 prepared by reigning 6-hour champion, Beric Lynton’s team.

Meanwhile, father and son duo Tony and Kyle Alford will be one of the four combinations entered driving another brand-new Ford Mustang GT.

Current Supercars stars entered include Shane van Gisbergen and Tim Slade, while former Super Touring and Supercars privateer Cameron McLean will make a racing return this weekend – sharing a Ford Mustang with young-gun Bayley Hall and Steve Hay.

The vastly experienced Craig Baird will share a HSV Commodore, while double Bathurst 1000 champion and former 12-hour winner John Bowe will also be HSV bound, sharing a VF GTS with Barry Sternbeck and Tony Virag.

Other notable names on the grid include one-make Porsche young-guns Madeline Stewart, Matthew Payne, Bayley Hall and Ryan Suhle, S5000 racer Antonio Astuti and Triple Eight Super2 star Angelo Mouzouris.

Across the eight classes, only the outright-winning BMW of Beric Lynton and Tim Leahey are able to defend their crown this year – no other former class winners re-forming in their previous incarnations this year.

FULL ENTRY LIST – 2021 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour

Car # Class Sponsor Driver A Driver B Driver C Car Make Car Model
4 A1 Property Investment Store Anthony Soole Dylan Thomas BMW M4
6 A1 Oneworld Charters Rod Salmon Steve McLaughlan Neale Muston Mercedes-Benz A45
9 A1 Parramatta Vehicle Services Hadrian Morrall Tyler Mecklem Mitsubishi Lancer EVO
15 A1 Race For A Cure – Yellow Michael Kavich Ben Kavich Mitsubishi Lancer EVO RS
17 A1 Bloomfield Capital Racing Jessy Bryan Cody Donald Angelo Mouzouris BMW M1
19 A1 Shockwave Signs Jimmy Vernon Mark Griffith Mitsubishi Lancer EVO RS
33 A1 Ranger Lifting/Rigging/Safety Aaron McGill Michael Caine Ford Falcon GT-F
42 A1 Airtag / Sheargold Group Garth Walden Michael Auld Mercedes- Benz A45
45 A1 RAM Motorsport / GWR Michael Sheargold Brett Hobson Ollie Shannon Mercedes-Benz AMG
50 A1 Harding Performance Cem Yucel Iain Salteri Volkswagen Golf R
52 A1 Mark Eddy Mark Eddy Dean Grant Audi TTRS
55 A1 Prime Finance / Fifth Gear Motoring / Performance Parts Express Daniel Flanagan Merrick Malouf Mitsubishi Lancer EVO RS
57 A1 Nova Employment / FullGas Racing Dimitri Agathos Matthew Boylan Mitsubishi EVO X RS
59 A1 Ian Geekie Ian Geekie Anthony Carolan Grant Stephenson BMW 1M
67 A1 JMG / Total Parts Plus Jeremy Gray Jeff Hume Stephan Robinson Ford GTF
77 A1 MX5 Mania / Max Winter Automotive Zac Raddatz Jack Winter Mitsubishi EVO 9
7 A2 Local Legends Tony Quinn Grant Denyer Tim Miles Ford Mustang GT
16 A2 Boss Surveillance Systems Jason Simes Anthony Levitt Mercedes-Benz AMG C63
18 A2 Gramur Stainless Graeme Muir Jamie Hodgson Holden HSV GTS
23 A2 US Customs Michael James Antonio Astuti Ryan Suhle Holden HSV GTS
25 A2 Greentech Gold Coast Coleby Cowham Lindsay Kearns Ford Mustang GT
28 A2 Hall Finance& Insurance,  LJ Hooker Caboolture Bayley Hall Steve Hay Cameron McLean Ford Mustang GT
29 A2 Forrest / Razztech Motorsports Darren Forrest Paul Razum Holden HSV R8 Clubsport
30 A2 Preservance Drilling Steve Pittman Craig Baird Scott Cameron Holden HSV VE
44 A2 Nolan Finishes Daniel Clift Ashley Heffernan Holden HSV R8 Clubsport
49 A2 Racer Industries Tony Alford Kyle Alford Ford Mustang GT
53 A2 Muscat Trailers, Wollongong Auto Parts, Easts Holiday Parks Robert Coulthard Trevor Symonds Holden CSV Monaro
64 A2 Cachet Homes Chris Lillis Josh Muggleton Mathew Holt Holden HSV Clubsport R8
95 A2 Miedecke Motor Group George Miedecke Paul Morris Ford Mustang GT
48 B1 ASAP Marketing Pty Ltd Scott Gore Keith Bensley BMW 135i
82 B1 Spinifex Recruiting Peter O’Donnell Peter Johnston Garry Mennell BMW 335i
40 B2 Commodore Shop Cardiff James Herington Arthur Tsovolos Drew Russell Holden Commodore SSV
73 B2 Race Academy International Matthew Forbes-Wilson Ashley Seisun Michael Ferns Holden SSV Lowndes
20 C Gold Coast Embroidery – ozEtees Robin Lacey Matilda Mravicic Peter Lacey VW Scirocco
3 C Racer.Industries Nicholas McLeod Ben McLeod Cameron McLeod Holden HSV Astra VXR
5 C Cee3 Doug Westwood Cody Gillis BMW M3
13 C Osborne Motorsport Colin Osborne Rick Bates Renault Megane
31 C Osborne Motorsport Josh Haynes Kaide Lehmann Renault Megane
37 C Grand Prix Mazda Caboolture Jake Camilleri Scott Nicholas Mazda MPS3
47 C On Track Motorsport John Fitzgerald Scott Turner Urs Muller BMW 130i
51 C Air & Allied Sales Pacific, Plant Doctor, KCK Lubricants, David Ling Insurance Services, Trans Communications Chris Holdt Madeline Stewart David Ling Holden HSV Astra VXR
84 C AC Store / CP Dental James Hay Paul Hansell Patrick Navin VW Scirocco
89 C Pinnacle Automotive David Krusza Jake Williams BMW 135i
11 D 11Racing Mitchell Maddren Mathew Payne Murray Dowsett Subaru BRZ
24 D SS Auto Memorabilia Graeme Heath David Hassall Stephen Stockdale Toyota 86 GTS
36 D Brown Davis Racing Products James Holloway Michael Holloway David Brown Toyota Celica
71 D Bargwanna Motorsport Ben Bargwanna Jude Bargwanna VW Golf GTi
78 D Disc Brakes Australia Jason Walsh Alan Letcher Ben Crossland KIA Proceed
86 D TBA Richard Mork Ric Shaw Tom Shaw Toyota 86 GTS
14 D Tegra Australia – Solo Works Lachlan Mineeff Thomas Sargent Toyota 86 GTS
2 E Madaz Motorsport David Worrell Andrew McMaster Mazda 3 SP25
35 E Road To Bathurst Brianna Wilson Jake Lougher Philip Alexander Mazda 3-SP25
43 E Team Group Suzuki Racing Team Michael Hopp Steve McHugh Michael Rice Suzuki Swift Sport RS416
46 E Team Group Suzuki Racing Team Ian Cowley Daniel Natoli Matt Thewis Suzuki Swift Sport RS416
1 X Bruce Lynton BM Service Beric Lynton Tim Leahey BMW M3
8 X Car Mods Australia Bradley Carr Tim Slade BMW M3
21 X Secure Wealth Simon Hodges Mark Caine BMW M4
27 X Sherrin Rentals Grant Sherrin David Russell BMW M4
34 X Tropical Fruit Company Christopher Manley Calum Jones BMW M3
41 X Wake Up Tony Virag John Bowe Barry Sternbeck Holden HSV GTS
97 X Prestige Connex Shane Smollen Rob Rubis Shane van Gisbergen BMW M4
99 X Bruce Lynton BM Service Steven Ellery Tristan Ellery Dalton Ellery BMW M3