20-car subject for 2022 Bathurst 12 Hour

The sector contains 12 entries in Class A Professional-Am, which can this 12 months be the outright class for the race as a result of adjustments made in response to the Could date.

The race was shifted from February to Could as a result of pandemic which has made it tough for abroad groups to make the journey because the European season is in full swing.

That prompted SRO and Supercars, which owns and runs the 12 Hour, to make it a Professional-Am race for this 12 months solely.

The drop in worldwide groups has additionally taken its toll on the general numbers for the race, the 20 entries nearly half of that for the 2020 race, the final earlier than the pandemic.

The driving force line-ups for almost all of the Class A Professional-Am entries have been set, with a high-quality subject that features Supercars stars Shane van Gisbergen, Broc Feeney, Lee Holdsworth, Chaz Mostert, Nick Percat and Will Brown.

There are a number of abroad drivers on the record, together with reigning winner Jules Gounon, and extra anticipated to be added within the coming days as Audi confirms its three remaining entries.

There are three entries for Class A Am, two Mercedes and an Audi, and two Porsche Cup Vehicles in Class C.

The Invitational class will likely be made up of two entries, a KTM X-Bow GT2 and a MARC V8, with the change in guidelines to permit previous Supercars not yielding any extra automobiles.

“Contemplating the difficult atmosphere through which we’re staging the race this 12 months, we’re happy with the sector,” mentioned Bathurst 12 Hour Motorsport Operations Supervisor Paul Martin.

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“There was no shying away from the truth that this was going to be a difficult 12 months to run the occasion, however we had been dedicated to placing on the present and we’re assured that will probably be an excellent race based mostly on the sector we’ve.

“It may not be the biggest subject in Bathurst 12 Hour historical past, nonetheless this can be very top quality.

“We’re thrilled with the best way groups have embraced our adjustments this 12 months, adjustments which were designed to help the Am drivers as greatest as attainable.

“The standard and depth of expertise all through the grid is already world class, with a number of of the important thing worldwide names but to be unveiled. The native names already confirmed are among the many greatest drivers within the nation and they’ll placed on a present.

“There’s little question in our minds that this 12 months will likely be one other memorable chapter within the historical past of the Bathurst 12 Hour.”

The Bathurst 12 Hour will happen between Could 13-15.

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