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The Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour has received a record 68 entries for the 2020 event, which is set to break the record for the largest grid to start a major endurance race at the Mount Panorama Circuit.
A provisional entry list was released yesterday, with 14 manufacturers being represented throughout the 68-car field, and more than 30 different models to be raced.
Notable drivers confirmed for the race include Australian motorsport legend John Bowe and Supercars driver Anton de Pasquale.
Entries remain open until March 6 with the circuit’s 72-car grid capacity likely to be reached for the first time in its history. The current record for the largest grid is already held by the Bathurst 6 Hour, with the 2017 race being contested by 64 cars.
Australian Racing Group’s Operations and Logistics manager Ken Collier said of the event “We have been indicating that a massive grid was on the cards this year, so it’s great to confirm the enormous interest that the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour has attracted this year.
“Everyone at ARG has embraced this event since we became custodians of it last year and have worked hard to grow and develop it, and to see so many people embracing that is incredible.
“We want to bring a new level of action to the Easter event, both on and off the circuit. The feature categories are all fantastic and will have big grids. The improved Harris Park area with family zone, car displays, food vans and the Saturday evening live band will be welcomed by all teams and spectators who attend.
“We are breaking new ground by having 68 cars committed to a single race just under two weeks out from the entry deadline.
“There are more competitors we are talking to who have indicated plans to compete which means the final four grid spots could fill up very quickly.”
The race is scheduled for April 12, with support series’ including the TCR Australia Touring Car Series and Australian GT Championship.
The provisional entry list for the 2020 Hi-Tec Oil Bathurst 6 Hour can be found here.