The event marks the track debut of the BMW M4 GT3, of which two are entered by 2018 event winners Team WRT. Mercedes-AMG is best represented, entering no less than nine GT3s each and another GT4 in the Invitational class, including last year’s winner SunEnergy1 run by Akkodis ASP Team with Kenny Habul, Jules Gounon and Luca Stolz returning behind the wheel. Also well-represented is Audi, seeing seven R8 LMS GT3 Evo models taking the start. Porsche returns with a single Pro entry, entered by Manthey Racing in co-operation with Australian team EMA and 2019 champ Matt Campbell in the car, and Grove Racing taking care of the always competitive Pro-Am entry. Silver Cup entry Wall Racing is back flying the Lamborghini flag, while the Invitational class is completed by the Vantage Racing KTM X-Bow GT2, two MARC cars and a SIN R1 by Daytona Sportscars.
2023 marks the 20th running of the Bathurst 12 Hour. On the line is the Australian Tourist Trophy, one of the country’s oldest prizes, as well as valuable points for the Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli. First track action is scheduled for Friday 3 February.