Bathurst 12 Hour, 2012 – Entry list, event information

Audisport Team Joest leads the field during the opening lap of the 2011 Bathurst 12 Hour. - Image courtesy GraphicDakPhotos / Dirk Klynsmith

Entry list:

Class A – GT3

  • 23 Lago Racing – Lamborghini LP600 GT3 – Lago/Russell/Park
  • 4 Consolidated Chemicals Lamborghini LP560 GT3 – Huglin/McConville/Kox/Searle
  • 17 Maranello Motorsport – Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 – Simonsen/Farnbacher/Bowe/Edwards
  • 33 Clearwater Racing – Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 – Weng Sun/Baird/Griffin
  • 1 Phoenix Racing – Audi R8 LMS – Mies/O’Young/Jöns
  • 2 Phoenix Racing – Audi R8 LMS – Lowndes/Luff/Eddy
  • 22 United Autosports  – Audi R8 LMS – Patterson/Li/Yu
  • 21 Black Falcon – Mercedes Benz SLS AMG – Wilson/Breslin/Mehta/Breslin
  • 20 Erebus Racing – Mercedes Benz SLS AMG – Slade/Bleekemolen/Hackett/Curtis
  • X Bar One World – Mosler MT900 – Salmon/White/TBA

Class B – GT3 Cup

  • 66 Motorsport Services – Porsche 996 GT3 Cup – Thomlinson/Dippie/Maddren
  • 65 Motorsport Services –  Porsche 997 GT3 Cup – O’Donnell/Niall/McLennon
  • 3 Tinkler Motorsports –  Porsche 997 GT3 Cup – Tinkler/Johnson/Richards

Class C – GT4

  • 10 Simply Sports Cars –  Lotus Exige S – Gowans/Meins/Lillington-Price
  • 25 Freestone Transport –  Corvette Z06 – Freestone/Pullen/TBA
  • 62 Queenslandhouseandland.com – Lotus Exige S – Thompson/Klien/Harley
  • 44 Donut King –  Nissan R35 GTR – Alford/Leemhuis/Beechey

Class D – Production (High Performance)

  • 68 Motorsport Services –  BMW 135i – Glasson/Roderick/Harris
  • 67 Motorsport Services  – BMW 135i – Murphy/Head/De Veth/Scott
  • 53 Boss Plaster – Holden HSV GTS – Newman/Lillie/Atkinson
  • 28 GWS Personnel Motorsport –  BMW 335i – O’Donnell/Hansen/D’Agostin
  • 7 Maximum Motorsport –  Subaru WRX Sti – Herridge/O’Dowd/Kennard
  • X Peter Conroy Motorsport –  Mitsubishi Evo X – Conroy/Brame/Robson

Class E – Production (Performance)

  • 27 GWS Personnel Motorsport –  BMW 130i – Shephard/Booker/TBA
  • 26 GWS Personnel Motorsport –  BMW 130i – Duffy/Gartner/TBA
  • 91 Mark Bell –  Ford Falcon XR8 – Bell/Dodd/Jenkins
  • 16 Nelson Business Consultants – Mazda RX-8 – Nelson/Holden/Matthews/Bradshaw
  • X Racer Industries  – Holden HSV VXR – TBA/TBA/TBA

Class I – Invitational

  • 35 Ric Shaw – Mazda RX-7 – Shaw/TBA/TBA
  • 80 Bruce Lynton BMW – Mini Cooper S JCW – Lynton/TBA/TBA
  • 14 Red Camel Jordans – Seat Leon 2.0 TDI – Breukers/Thijssen/TBA

Class A (GT3): 10   Class B (GT3-C): 3   Class C (GT4): 5   Class D (Prod. – HP): 6   Class E (Prod. – P): 5   Class I (Inv.): 3   Total: 32

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Lotus Announces LMP2, GT2, and GT3 Chassis Development.

A concept rendering of Lotus' new LMP2 chassis.

A very Peugeot-esque concept rendering of Lotus' new LMP2 chassis.

After recent press regarding a very public dispute over naming rights with the F1 team bearing its name, Lotus has announced the next chapter in its extensive motorsport history. Earlier this year the famous marque made headlines by announcing a return to the the IndyCar series, along with the development of its GT4 Evora.

Today’s announcements have confirmed what many in sportscar racing circles had long suspected. Lotus has signaled its intention to join the ever-growing list of LMP and GT chassis manufacturers, announcing plans to build LMP2, GT2, and GT3 chassis.

As Lotus’ first foray into LMP competition, chassis design will be spearheaded by Paolo Catone, chief designer of Peugeot’s Le Mans winning 908 LMP1.

Lotus has already revealed the nature of the vehicle to be a closed-cockpit coupe, built to 2011 ACO LMP2 specification. Initial plans indicate the car will make its competitive debut next year, with an all-out attack on the 24 Hour planned for 2012.

This however, was not the only announcement of the day. In what can now be seen as a complete rebirth of motorsport activities for the legendary brand, Lotus has also confirmed the development of both GT2 and GT3 variations of its mid-engined GT4 Evora.

In addition to this, a new GT2 chassis will be constructed from a yet to be unveiled car, rumoured to be making its first appearance at the Paris Autoshow in within the week.

Claudio Berro (Director, Lotus Motorsport) made the following statement:

“Lotus is motorsport and racing is in our DNA. We have a special place in motorsport history and now as we unveil the beginning of our future plans it’s important for people to realize just how committed we are to doing our heritage justice.

There is no better platform to demonstrate the transfer of technology from track to road car than a full range of pure motorsport activity, we have to tick all the boxes.”

Spa 24H Entry List (Provisional) Released.

Spa24 Hour 2010 Poster

Provisional entry listings for the 2010 Total 24 Hours of Spa are now available.

The  provisional entry list can be seen below.

Cat.
#/Team/Car
Drivers
Tyre
GT2
#1 AF Corse
Ferrari F430 M GT2
Michael Waltrip
Nicola Cadei
Robert Kauffman
Marco Cioci
Michelin
GT2
#2 AF Corse – ALD Team Vitaphone
Ferrari F430 M GT2
Eric van de Poele
Bert Longin
Gianmaria Bruni
Toni Vilander
Michelin
GT2
#7 Trackspeed
Porsche 911 GT3 RS (997) M GT2
David Ashburn
Carl Rosenblad
Sebastian Asch
TBA
Avon
GT2
#13 ProSpeed Competition
Porsche 997 GT3 RSR
Richard Westbrook
Marco Holzer
Marc Goossens
Marc Lieb
Michelin
GT2
#16 IMSA Performance Matmut
Porsche 997 GT3 RSR
Raymond Narac
Patrick Long
Patrick Pilet
Richard Lietz
Michelin
GT2
#17 IMSA Performance Matmut
Porsche 997 GT3 RSR
Christophe Bourret
Pascal Gibon
Jean-Philippe Belloc
Richard Balandras
Michelin
GT2
#23 BMS Scuderia Italia
Porsche 997 GT3 RSR
Romain Dumas
Jörg Bergmeister
Martin Ragginger
Wolf Henzler
Michelin
GT2
#31 ProSpeed Competition
Porsche 997 GT3 RSR
Paul van Splunteren
Phil Bastiaans
Niek Hommerson
Louis Machiels
Michelin
GT3
#50 Phoenix Racing
Audi R8 LMS
Anthony Kumpen
Marcel Fässler
Lucas Luhr
Mike Rockenfeller
Michelin
GT3
#51 Phoenix Racing
Audi R8 LMS
Alex Margaritis
Marc Hennerici
Andrea Piccini
Henri Moser
Michelin
GT3
#52 Mühlner Motorsport
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S
Armand Fumal
Jérôme Thiry
Mark J. Thomas
Gianluca De Lorenzi
Michelin
GT3
#53 Mühlner Motorsport
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S
Jürgen Häring
Dimitrios Konstantinou
Gilles Vannelet
Arnaud Peyroles
Michelin
GT3
#55 Sport Garage
BMW Alpina B6 GT3
Romain Brandela
Gaël Lesoudier
Thierry Prignaud
Thierry Stepec
Michelin
GT3
#56 M.P. Racing (Sport Garage)
BMW Alpina B6 GT3
Andre-Alain Corbel
Thomas Duchene
Christian Beroujon
TBA
Michelin
GT3
#58 VDS Racing Aventures
Ford Mustang FR500C GT
Raphael van der Straten
Karim Al-Azhari
Jose Close
Erik Qvick
Michelin
GT3
#60 ProSpeed Competition
Porsche 911 GT3 R
Remy Brouard
Christophe Kerckhove
Philippe Nozière
TBA
Michelin
GT3
#61 Prospeed Competition
Porsche 911 GT3 R
Jos Menten
Oskar Slingerland
Maxime Soulet
Julien Schroyen
Michelin
GT3
#63 BRS Aston Martin Racing
Aston Martin DBRS9
Jérôme Demay
Christophe D’Ansembourg
Pierre Grivegnée
TBA
Michelin
GT3
#64 BRS Aston Martin Racing
Aston Martin DBRS9
Eddy Renard
Koen Wauters
Jeffrey van Hooydonk
Tim Verbergt
Michelin
GT3
#67 United Autosports
Audi R8 LMS
Mark Blundell
Zak Brown
Richard Dean
Eddie Cheever
Michelin
GT3
#68 United Autosports
Audi R8 LMS
Stefan Johansson
Alain Li
Mark Patterson
Emil Assentato
Michelin
GT3
#71 Team RPM
Ford GT
Alex Mortimer
Peter Bamford
Matt Griffin
Michelin
GT3
#72 WRT
Audi R8 LMS
Greg Franchi
Vincent Vosse
Frank Stippler
Frank Biela
Michelin
GT3
#73 WRT
Audi R8 LMS
Stéphane Lemeret
Kurt Mollekens
Stéphane Ortelli
François Verbist
Michelin
GT3
#74 WRT
Audi R8 LMS
Christian Kelders
Jean-Luc Blanchemain
David Tuchbant
Frédéric Bouvy
Michelin
GT3
#84 Reiter Engineering
Lamborghini LP560-4
Peter Kox
Marc Hayek
Ettore Bonaldi
Jeffrey Lee
Michelin
GT3
#85 Gulf Team First
Lamborghini LP560-4
Fabien Giroix
Frédéric Fatien
Jean-Pierre Valentini
Anthony Beltoise
Michelin
GT3
#86 Gulf Team First
Lamborghini LP560-4
Didier Andre
Mike Wainwright
Gregoire De Moustier
Roald Goethe
Michelin
GT3
#87 Argo Racing
Lamborghini LP560-4
TBA
TBA
TBA
TBA
Michelin
GT3
#92 G2 Racing
Ferrari F430 GT3
Björn Grossmann
Claudio Sdanewitsch
Stéphane Clareton
Cédric Mézard
Michelin
GT3
#98 Marc VDS Racing Team
Ford GT
Bas Leinders
Maxime Martin
Marc Duez
Michelin
GT3
#99 Marc VDS Racing Team
Ford GT
Eric de Doncker
Renaud Kuppens
Markus Palttala
Michelin
GTN
#66 Jet Alliance
Porsche 997 Cup
Lukas Lichtner Hoyer
Vitus Eckert
Marco Seefried
Martin Rich
Michelin
GTN
#78 BMW Motorsport
BMW M3 E92
Jörg Muller
Pedro Lamy
Uwe Alzen
TBA
Dunlop
GTN
#79 BMW Motorsport
BMW M3 E92
Dirk Werner
Dirk Adorf
Dirk Müller
TBA
Dunlop
GTN
#81 Gravity International
Mosler MT900R
Romain Grosjean
Vincent Radermecker
TBA
TBA
Michelin
GTN
#91 EBRT/ Level Racing
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup
Philippe Broodcooren
TBA
TBA
TBA
Michelin
GTN
#100 First Motorsport
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S
Hoevert Vos
Jeroen Schothorst
Raymond Coronel
Harrie Kolen
Michelin
GT4
#59 Team Jota
Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Simon Dolan
Sam Hancock
Roger Wills
Joe Twyman
Pirelli
GT4
#62 RJN Motorsport
Nissan 370Z
Rob Barff
Lucas Ordonez
Alex Buncombe
Chris Buncombe
Michelin
GT4
#69 Speed Lover
Porsche 911 GT3
Patrick Deblauwe
René Brugmans
Didier Grandjean
Jean-Michel Gerome
Michelin
GT4
#70 Speed Lover
Porsche 911 GT3
Sebastien Viale
TBA
TBA
TBA
Michelin

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Aston Martin Racing Confirm Multi-year JotaSport Partnership.

AMR JotaSport Logo - Image courtesy JotaSport.Aston Martin Racing have confirmed the signing of a multi-year deal with British racing team, JotaSport.

Part owned by recently signed AMR Factory driver Sam Hancock, JotaSport has a history of competition in Carrera Cup, European V-Dev, and SPEED series. The signing of the contract sees the Kent-based outfit become an Aston Martin Racing Official Partner Team.

JotaSport has outlined their roadmap accordingly. Effective immediately, the team will commence an Aston Martin GT4 programme, competing at both the 2010 Spa and Silverstone 24 hour events.

As of 2011, the team will graduate to the Le Mans series (and, all things going to plan, the Le Mans 24 hours) where it will run an AMR V8 Vantage in the highly competitive, manufacturer driven GT2 category.

While all details regarding the partnership are yet to be confirmed, the agreement confirms JotaSport’s running of simultaneous GT2/4 programmes throughout 2012. With potential for further expansion to the premier prototype category (pending AMR’s yet-to-be-confirmed position future LMP1 activities).