The 2021 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour looks set to be one of the biggest editions in its history after more than 60 entries were confirmed for the popular Easter Sunday race.
Headlining the blockbuster Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships second round for the year, the 62-car entry list features a star-studded line up of competitors with 15 manufacturers represented.
Just as impressive as the amount of iconic car brands to take to the track next month, is the 35 different models featured in the race
The large variety of cars across the eight classes will keep fans of all eras and brands satisfied, with the slick European cohort of BMWs and Mercedes to battle it out against the pure brunt of Ford Mustangs, Mitsubishis Lancers and Holden Commodores in the top-end classes.
In the smaller scale classes, the likes of the Renault Meganes, Mazdas, HSVs and Suzukis will still provide spectators with plenty of entertainment.
While the full 150-competitor entry list will be released in the lead up to the event, the reigning champions in Beric Lynton and Tim Leahey are likely to return to defend their title.
The duo will once again be behind the wheel of the Bruce Lynton BM Service BMW M3 they steered to victory in 2019 and will be challenged by fellow BMW M3 pilots and 2018 winners, Sherrin Rentals.
After two years, Bathurst 6 Hour Event Director Ken Collier was looking forward to a huge comeback event.
“Given the events of the last twelve months, we’re thrilled with the size, depth and quality of this year’s Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour field,” Collier said.
“Just 15 endurance races in the long history of racing Mount Panorama have ever seen more than 60 cars – including the Bathurst 6 Hour in 2017 – so this years race is one for the record books.
“It’s particularly great to see the depth of the field throughout each class, as well as the number of new cars that have been built especially for people to tackle the race.
“The depth of driving talent throughout the field and the level of competition points towards an immensely competitive race this Easter.”
Outside of the main event, there will be no shortage of exhilarating action over the course of the weekend with other categories on show to include the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia and Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge Australia.
The entire six-hour race and key support categories will be broadcast via the screens of Seven and 7mate, while international audiences can tune in via motorsport.tv and Kiwi fans through Sky Sport New Zealand.
The Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour and second round of the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships take place at Mount Panorama on 3-4 April.