Friday, August 9, 2013

Bathurst 12 Hour: Six Audis on the provisional early bird entry list

By Johan Laubscher

The next Bathurst 12 Hour will take place from 7-9 February 2014. The Early Bird registration for the race closed on 8 August 2013, and a total of six Audi R8 LMS and ultra cars are included on the provisional entry list.

Five of the current Audi entries were all present at the 2013 Bathurst 12 Hour earlier this year, with the new sixth entry coming from Absolute Racing, who will be making their debut at the Mountain. Four of the entries are based in Australia and one each from the UK and China. Seven Audi cars (as pictured above) competed at the Bathurst 12 Hour this year. The 2013 entrants who are not currently listed as returning to the mountain are Phoenix Racing and DragonSpeed.

Audis on the provisional entry list:

Mark Eddy / Marc Cini - Melbourne Performance Centre - Audi R8 LMS ultra (2012)

United Autosports - Audi R8 LMS ultra (2012)

Rod Salmon - Melbourne Performance Centre - Audi R8 LMS ultra (2012)

Absolute Racing - Audi R8 LMS ultra (2013)

Dean Koutsoumidis - Equity-One Motorsport / MPC - Audi R8 LMS (2011)

Peter Conroy - Peter Conroy Motorsport - Audi R8 LMS (2010)

The provisional entry list can be seen HERE

Time will tell if more Audis will be entered, but it is great to see a good number of Audi R8 LMS teams already confirming their return and participation at Mount Panorama.