Mens danskerne går og fryser, så er det sommer i Australien. Og her gør arrangørerne bag 12-timersløbet på Mount Panorama-banen sig klar til 2013-udgaven.

Den 9./10. februar går det løs på banen ved Bathurst, der også lægger navn til løbet. Hele 54 biler er tilmeldt, en stor del af dem er den relativt nyindførte GT3-klasse, hvor også danske Allan Simonsen igen deltager.

Maranello Motorsports-køreren har for længst sat sit præg på løbet med en fantomomgang under testen forud for løbet i 2012. Og i februar er den alsidige fynbo klar til endnu et forsøg i 12-timersløbet.

Hele 20 oversøiske teams er tilmeldt løbet, heriblandt de regerende vindere fra Phoenix Racing. 32 af bilerne er GT3 eller GT4, mens resten er standardvogne i Production-klassen.

Foreløbig deltagerliste til Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour 2013:

Klasse Team Nationalitet Bil

A

Amac Motorsport Australia Mosler MT900GT3

A

Trofeo Motorsport Australia Chevrolet Corvette Z06R GT3

A

United Autosports United Kingdom Audi R8 LMS Ultra

A

Clearwater Racing Singapore Ferrari 458 Italia

A

Phoenix Racing Germany Audi R8 LMS Ultra

A

Lago Racing Australia Lamborghini LP 560-4

A

Craft Eurasia Racing Hong Kong Ford GT

A

Peter Conroy Motorsports Australia Audi R8 LMS

A

Rod Salmon Australia Audi R8 LMS

A

Maranello Motorsport Australia Ferrari 458 Italia

A

Engstler Motorsport Germany BMW Z4

A

Dragonspeed United States of America Audi R8 LMS Ultra

A

Justin McMillan Australia Lamborghini LP 560-4

A

Mark Eddy Australia Audi R8 LMS Ultra

A

VIP Petfoods Australia Porsche GT3-R

A

Erebus Racing Australia Mercedes Benz SLS AMG

A

Erebus Racing Australia Mercedes Benz SLS AMG

A

Dean Koutsoumidis Australia Audi R8 LMS

B

Competition Motorsports United States of America Porsche 997 GT3 Cup

B

Rentcorp Australia Porsche 997 GT3 Cup

B

Level Racing Belgium Porsche 997 GT3 Cup

B

Grove Motorsport Australia Porsche 997 GT3 Cup

B

Racing Incident Australia Lamborghini LP 520

B

Motorsport Services New Zealand Porsche 997 GT3 Cup

B

Motorsport Services New Zealand Porsche 997 GT3 Cup

B

Motorsport Services New Zealand Porsche 997 GT3 Cup

B

Tinkler Motorsports Australia Porsche 997 GT3 Cup

B

Supabarn Supermarkets Australia Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S

C

Simply Sports Cars Australia Lotus Exige

C

Tony Alford Australia Nissan GTR

C

Aston Martin St Gallen Switzerland Aston Martin Vantage GT4

C

Rob Thomson Australia Lotus Exige

D

Maximum Motorsport Australia Subaru Impreza WRX STi

D

GWS Motorsport Australia BMW 335i

D

Beric Lynton Australia BMW 1M

D

Sherrin Rentals Australia BMW 135i

D

Robinson Racing Developments Australia Ford FG-FPV GT

E

GWS Motorsport Australia BMW 130i

E

Racer Industries Australia Holden Astra HSV VXR

E

Allan Shephard Australia BMW 130i

I1

Ric Shaw Racing Australia Mazda RX-7

I1

Michael Sherrin Australia Mini Cooper S

I1

Massel Racing Australia Mazda RX-7

I1

Motorsport Services New Zealand SEAT Leon Supercopa

I1

Motorsport Services New Zealand SEAT Leon Supercopa

I1

Motorsport Services New Zealand SEAT Leon Supercopa

I1

Peugeot RCZ France France Peugeot RCZ

I1

Peugeot RCZ France France Peugeot RCZ

I1

Motionsport United Kingdom Lotus Elise

I2

Racer Industries Australia Opel Astra VX-R

I2

Tony Burrows New Zealand Subaru Impreza WRX STi

I2

Mal Rose Racing Australia Holden VY-3A

I2

Daytona Sportscars Australia Daytona Coupe

I2

Racer Industries Australia Ford FPV GT