16 January 2023 | General

Mark Griffith locked in as entries flow for GT4/APC Sprints at B6HR

Interest in the sprint races for GT4 Australia and Australian Production Cars at the upcoming Bathurst 6 Hour is proving high, with entries quickly flowing in immediately after the opening of entries last week.Mark Griffith – the 2022 Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS GT4 Cup Series Champion – was the first to officially lodge his GT4 Australia entry.The Brisbane-based businessman will field the #19 Daimler Trucks Brisbane Mercedes GT4 which he drove to victory in both the GT4 sprint and endurance championships last year.

“Any race at Bathurst is a good time, and I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to show people just how good the GT4 cars are,” Griffith said.“These cars are reliable and just great to drive. They are factory built, reliable and just really cool things to race.“I have been committed to GT4 for many years and I would like to see it grow here in Australia.“I am looking forward to getting out there and having a blast as part of the sprint races, and seeing how our cars go on a non-slick tyre,” he added, alluding to the fact that unlike in previous years when GT4 Australia cars have run a slick tyre, in 2023 they will run a nominated semi-slick.Griffith will have a busy program at the April 7-9 event, as he will also be fielding his Mercedes A45 in the Bathurst 6 Hour race.“It is going to be a big weekend for our team, that is for sure, but being the finely tuned athlete that I am, I don’t anticipate any problems,” grinned Griffith.“In all seriousness, I will be focusing keenly on doing the best I can for the AMG brand in both the sprint races and the 6 Hour and I would like to thank Daimler Trucks Australia, Bowden’s Own Premium Car Care Products, AMG Spares Gold Coast and all of the family and friends who are involved in our program for their support – here is hoping we can bring home some great results for them all this Easter!”Entries remain open for the APC/GT4 Australia sprint races at the Bathurst 6 Hour, with both Production Cars and GT4 cars eligible.Entrants will enjoy three x 40 minute races on the hallowed grounds of Mount Panorama at the non-championship event over Easter, along with practice and qualifying.Grid capacities are expected to be reached quickly, so interested parties are encouraged to submit their entries as soon as possible. The entry form can be downloaded from or racers can contact Troy Williams ( / 0483 035 466) for more information.