The 2018 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour organisers have reported that the current entry list, with just under four months left until the race, stands at more than 40 cars, representing 12 different brands.
Teams from Australia, Asia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA are already entered – with more set to come in the race’s GT classes.
While the outright (Class A Pro, Pro/Am and Am) GT3 category is again expected showcase a remarkable depth of competition and a variety of teams, drivers and manufacturers, growth in the class battles is also a feature.
Five GT4 cars are already confirmed, while the invitational class continues to boom, with the endurance specials that are its backbone expected to again be one of the fan favourites and most hotly-contested classes.
“Early interest has been great and we already have the makings of another world-class field for 2018,” event director John Casey said.
“There are more than 40 cars locked in already, including some that we know will surprise people when they are announced.
“Several major outfits are close to firming their plans and rolling out their announcements over the coming weeks.”
This year’s Bathurst 12 Hour entry topped out at 55, meaning the 2018 edition’s grid is almost at the same number, before we reach the winter months.
The 2018 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour is set to run on the 4th of February.