> Intercontinental GT Challenge registration now open
> 2019 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour entry list
Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour organisers have revealed a 43-car entry list for February’s race in Australia, which also plays host to the opening round of 2019’s Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli.
28 of that total will contest the A class reserved for GT3 cars, some of which will also be nominated to score Intercontinental GT Challenge points. Those teams are set to be revealed in late January once the final list of registered manufacturers is confirmed.
Indeed, Intercontinental GT Challenge’s 2019 entry procedure is now open for manufacturers who wish to officially contest all five of next season’s blue riband endurance events on as many different continents.
Following Bathurst, the Intercontinental GT Challenge sets sail across the Pacific to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for the California 8 Hours in late March. Europe’s round – the Total 24 Hours of Spa – takes centre stage at the end of July before the Suzuka 10 Hours in Japan hosts Asia’s round one month later. South Africa’s Kyalami 9 Hour – due to run for the first time since 1982 – closes out the 2019 campaign in November.
Audi, Bentley, BMW and Porsche have already publicly confirmed their Intercontinental GT Challenge entries, while others are expected to do so in January.
Bathurst’s grid will feature a record-equalling 10 different GT3 manufacturers, with Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Mercedes-AMG and Nissan also competing alongside the already confirmed Intercontinental GT Challenge cast.
The remaining 15 entries are split between classes B (cup cars), C (GT4) and I (Marc Car).
2019 Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli
Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour – Australia – February 1-3
Laguna Seca Raceway California 8 Hours – USA – March 29-31
Total 24 Hours of Spa – Belgium – July 25-28
Suzuka 10 Hours – Japan – August 23-25
Kyalami 9 Hour – South Africa – 21-23 November