28 cars confirmed for 2023 LIQUI MOLY Bathurst 12 Hour

10 January 2023

> Provisional entry list below

This year’s LIQUI MOLY Bathurst 12 Hour will feature 28 cars following confirmation of the event’s entry list by race organisers.

Australia’s International Enduro, which returns to its traditional weekend of February 3-5, also once again stages round one of the 2023 Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli campaign.

The event’s 22-strong GT3 entry features Pro, Pro-Am and Silver categories, and includes manufacturer representation from Audi, BMW, Lamborghini, Mercedes-AMG and Lamborghini.

Final driver line-ups as well as cars eligible to score IGTC points for their manufacturer will be confirmed in due course.

Nine Mercedes-AMG GT3s are entered, the most of any single GT3 model in the 12-Hour's history, while BMW’s M4 GT3 will make its Bathurst debut.

The field is headlined by an eight-strong GT3 Pro contingent which includes each of 2022’s podium finishers: winners SunEnergy1 Racing, Craft-Bamboo Racing and Triple Eight Race Engineering.

The pair of BMW Team WRT entries will also be in the mix for outright honours, while Audi will field an all-Pro entry in their bid for a record fourth 12-Hour win.

The exciting addition of Manthey EMA ensures the all-German battle for outright supremacy will continue to include a Porsche 911 GT3 R.

The Pro-Am category will also be fiercely competitive and includes another eight cars, including Grove Racing – who will partner with EBM (Earl Bamber Motorsport) Giga Racing.

Triple Eight Race Engineering will field a Pro-Am entry alongside their Professional class car, while Pro-Am will also be the home of the Scott Taylor Motorsport / Prostate Cancer Foundation squad headed by Craig Lowndes.

The first of two GT3 entries from Volante Rosso Motorsport features in Pro-Am, with a sister car in the Silver class.

A host of competitive Audi R8s and Mercedes-AMG GT3s add to the Pro-Am battle, as does a second EBM Giga Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R.

Notable among the Pro-Am entries is Hallmarc Racing and their Audi, as well as long-time owner/driver Marc Cini who looks set to start a record 11th Bathurst 12 Hour race this year.

The Silver class has received six entries, including the race’s lone Lamborghini Huracan GT3.

A six-strong Invitational Class adds further variety to the field: a pair of the ever-popular MARC Cars Australia cars are entered, as is the KTM X-Bow GT2 fielded by M Motorsport and the Our Kloud - Up To 11 MotorSport Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car.

Mark Griffith will enter his Mercedes-AMG GT4 in the category, while a wildcard and likely popular addition to the field will be the Sin R1 entered by the Daytona Sports Cars team, who previously contested the race on several occasions with a Daytona Coupe and a Dodge Viper.

Drivers already confirmed include MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi, Bathurst legend Craig Lowndes, current Repco Supercars Champion Shane van Gisbergen, reigning DTM champion Sheldon van der Linde and a host of other superstar drivers from home and abroad.

The full entry list, including drivers, will be released closer to the event.

Sun Energy 1 PRO Mercedes-AMG AMG GT3
Supercheap Auto Racing PRO Mercedes-AMG AMG GT3
GruppeM Racing PRO Mercedes-AMG AMG GT3
Mercedes-AMG Craft-Bamboo Racing PRO Mercedes-AMG AMG GT3
Melbourne Performance Centre PRO Audi R8 LMS Evo 2
Manthey EMA PRO Porsche 911 GT3R
Schumacher Motorsport Fuchs Racing PRO-AM Audi R8 LMS Evo 2
Melbourne Performance Centre PRO-AM Audi R8 LMS Evo 2
Hallmarc PRO-AM Audi R8 LMS Evo 2
Makita Volante Rosso Motorsport PRO-AM Mercedes-AMG AMG GT3
Triple Eight Race Engineering PRO-AM Mercedes-AMG AMG GT3
Scott Taylor Motorsport PRO-AM Mercedes-AMG AMG GT3
EBM Giga Racing PRO-AM Porsche 911 GT3R
EBM Giga Racing PRO-AM Porsche 911 GT3R
Harrolds Volante Rosso Motorsport SILVER Mercedes-AMG AMG GT3
Valmont Racing SILVER Mercedes-AMG AMG GT3
Wall Racing SILVER Lamborghini Huracan
Supabarn SILVER Audi R8 LMS Evo 2
Melbourne Performance Centre SILVER Audi R8 LMS Evo 2
Melbourne Performance Centre SILVER Audi R8 LMS Evo 2
Our Kloud - UpTo 11 MotorSport INV Porsche 991 GT3 Cup Gen II
Nineteen Corporation INV Mercedes-AMG GT4
MMotorsport / Vantage Racing INV KTM GT XBOW
Daytona Sports Cars INV SIN R1
MRA Motorsport INV MARC I Mazda
Wheels / FX Racing INV MARC II V8