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Phoenix locks down Bathurst line-up

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Phoenix locks down Bathurst line-up
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Jan 24, 2016, 2:42 AM

Laurens Vanthoor and Markus Winkelhock will join Alex Davison in the Phoenix Racing Audi at the Bathurst 12 Hour next month.

#1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS: Laurens Vanthoor, René Rast, Markus Winkelhock
Laurens Vanthoor
#1 Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 LMS: Laurens Vanthoor, René Rast, Markus Winkelhock
Markus Winkelhock
#6 Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS: Markus Winkelhock, Niki Mayr-Melnhof

Audi factory GT ace Vanthoor confirmed the news via his Facebook page, announcing that he and Winkelhock will team up with Davison for the 12 Hour.

“Bathurst here I come,” Vanthoor posted.

“I will be back with Phoenix Racing in the new Audi R8 LMS together with Winkelhock/Davison.

“Excited to go back to one of the best track in the world! And this year we don't want our party to be spoiled by a big Bentley or Godzilla.”

Vanthoor and Winkelhock are no strangers to the Mount Panorama circuit, having finished second at last year's 12 Hour after teaming up with Marco Mapelli in a Phoenix Audi. 

UPDATED ENTRY LIST – 2016 BATHURST 12 HOUR

Class A (GT3)

Team Car Drivers
NISMO Athlete Global Team Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 Rick Kelly, Florian Strauss, Katsumasa Chiyo
Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS Alex Davison, Laurens Vanthoor, Markus Winkelhock
Supabarn Supermarkets Audi R8 LMS Ultra James Kondouris, Theo Kondouris
Melbourne Performance Centre  Audi R8 LMS Greg Taylor, Barton Mawer, Nathan Antunes
Garth Walden Racing Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 Dean Grant, Ash Samadi
Melbourne Performance Centre Audi R8 LMS Marc Cini, Mark Eddy
McElrea Racing McLaren 650S Tony Wallis, Warren Luff, Matt Campbell, Tim Slade
Trofeo Motorsport Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Ivan Capelli, Jim Manolios, Ryan Miller
Lago Racing Lamborghini Gallardo R-EX Roger Lago, Luke Youlden, Steve Owen
MISHUMOTORS Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 Mirco Schultis, Renger van der Zande, Patrick Simon
Erebus Motorsport Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 David Reynolds, TBA
Erebus Motorsport Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 TBA
Keltic Racing McLaren 650S Tony Quinn, Klark Quinn, Craig Baird
Bentley Team M Sport Bentley Continental GT3 David Russell, Maxime Soulet, Andy Soucek
Bentley Team M Sport Bentley Continental GT3 Guy Smith, Steven Kane, Matt Bell
M Motorsport Lamborghini Gallardo R-EX Justin McMillan, John McIntyre, Dale Wood, Glen Wood
Maranello Motorsport Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Tony Defelice, Andrea Montermini, Benny Simonsen, Renato Loberto
Tekno Autosports Mclaren 650S Shane van Gisbergen, Alvaro Parente, Jono Webb
Tekno Autosports Mclaren 650S Rob Bell, Andrew Watson, Will Davison
Performance West Motorsport Lamborghini Gallardo Peter Rullo, Nick Percat, Scott Andrews
Melbourne Performance Centre Audi R8 LMS Christoper Mies, Christopher Haase, Marco Mapelli
Melbourne Performance Centre Audi R8 LMS Steve McLaughlin, Rene Rast, Garth Tander
International Motorsport Audi R8 LMS Ultra Andrew Bagnall, Rick Armstrong, Matt Halliday
Maranello Motorsport Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Mika Salo, Toni Villander, Tony D'Alberto

 

Class B (GT3 Cup Cars)

Team Car Drivers
Grove Motorsport Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Stephen Grove, Earl Bamber, Scott McLaughlin
SAFE-T-STOP Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Richard Gartner, Aaren Zerefos, Indiran Padayachee, Michael O'Donnell
Mobil 1 New Zealand Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Chris van der Drift, TBA
J.F.C Freem Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Sam Fillmore, Daniel Stutlard
Wall Racing 911 GT3 Cup S Paul Tresidder, Daniel Bilski, David Wall
APO Sport Porsche Alex Osborne, James May, Paul May
Team NZ Motorsport Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Will Bamber, Greame Dowselt, John Curran, Craig Smith

 

Class C (GT4)

Team Car  Drivers
PROsport Performance Porsche Cayman Pro 4 TBA
PROsport Performance Porsche Cayman Pro 4 TBA

 

Class I (Invitational) 

Team Car Drivers
On Track Motorsport BMW 335i E92 Jake Williams, Will Cauchi, David Coxs, Ric Shaw
Daytona Sports Cars Daytona Sportschau Coupe Jamie Augustine, Ben Schoots, Dean Lillie
MARC Cars Australia MARC Focus V8 Tony Alford, Beric Lynton, Mark Griffith
MARC Cars Australia MARC Focus V8 Rob Thompson, Lindsay Keams, Jimmy Vernon
MARC Cars Australia MARC Focus V8 Michael Benton, Hardian Morall, Angus Kennard
MARC Cars Australia MARC Mazda 3 V8 Jake Camilleri, Morgan Haber, Aaron Seton
MARC Cars Australia MARC Mazda 3 V8 Bryce Fullwood, Gerard McLeod, Nick Rowe

 

 

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