Bathurst 1000 field nearing completion
The 2020 Bathurst 1000 field is nearly complete, with just a handful of seats still up for grabs a month out from the Great Race.
Bathurst will play host to the sole two-driver round on a truncated 2020 Supercars schedule, with the other enduros at The Bend and the Gold Coast binned thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the recent confirmations of Dale Wood and Jack Perkins alongside Rick Kelly and Jack Smith respectively, there are now just four seats yet to be locked in – one at Kelly Racing (Andre Heimgartner), one at Brad Jones Racing (Macauley Jones) and both Team Sydney entries.
TCR ace Dylan O’Keeffe is rumoured to be the favourite for the Heimgartner seat, however that could be kiboshed by the fact he’s currently outside of Australia.
The Melbourne-based driver is currently in Switzerland, having been granted an exemption to leave Australia to take part in the WTCR opener at Zolder last weekend.
However, thanks to a strict cap on new arrivals coming back to Australia, there’s currently no guarantee he’ll be able to return and then serve his 14-day quarantine in time for the Bathurst 1000.
As for there #3 Brad Jones Racing Holden, former series full-timer Tim Blanchard – who also owns the Racing Entitlements Contract that underpins the entry – is expected to partner Macauley Jones.
There’s an equally logical outcome for Team Sydney as well, team owner and 2016 Bathurst winner Jono Webb likely to team up with either Alex Davison or Chris Pither for the Great Race.
Should that be the case that would leave just one available seat at former Tekno squad.
The regular 24-car field will be bolstered by a single wildcard, Garry Rogers Motorsport set to field rookies Tyler Everingham and Nathan Herne in one of its Holdens.
|Team||Driver #1||Driver #2||Car|
|Walkinshaw Andretti United||Bryce Fullwood||Kurt Kostecki||Holden Commodore ZB|
|Walkinshaw Andretti United||Chaz Mostert||Warren Luff||Holden Commodore ZB|
|Brad Jones Racing||Macauley Jones||TBC||Holden Commodore ZB|
|Brad Jones Racing||Jack Smith||Jack Perkins||Holden Commodore ZB|
|Brad Jones Racing||Nick Percat||Thomas Randle||Holden Commodore ZB|
|Brad Jones Racing||Todd Hazelwood||Jordan Boys||Holden Commodore ZB|
|Tickford Racing||Lee Holdsworth||Michael Caruso||Ford Mustang GT|
|Tickford Racing||Cameron Waters||Will Davison||Ford Mustang GT|
|Tickford Racing||James Courtney||Broc Feeney||Ford Mustang GT|
|Tickford Racing||Jack Le Brocq||James Moffat||Ford Mustang GT|
|Kelly Racing||Andre Heimgartner||TBC||Ford Mustang GT|
|Kelly Racing||Rick Kelly||Dale Wood||Ford Mustang GT|
|Erebus Motorsport||David Reynolds||Will Brown||Holden Commodore ZB|
|Erebus Motorsport||Anton De Pasquale||Brodie Kostecki||Holden Commodore ZB|
|DJR Team Penske||Fabian Coulthard||Tony D’Alberto||Ford Mustang GT|
|DJR Team Penske||Scott McLaughlin||Tim Slade||Ford Mustang GT|
|Team 18||Mark Winterbottom||James Golding||Holden Commodore ZB|
|Team 18||Scott Pye||Dean Fiore||Holden Commodore ZB|
|Team Sydney||Alex Davison||TBC||Holden Commodore ZB|
|Team Sydney||Chris Pither||TBC||Holden Commodore ZB|
|Matt Stone Racing||Zane Goddard||Jake Kostecki||Holden Commodore ZB|
|Matt Stone Racing||Garry Jacobson||David Russell||Holden Commodore ZB|
|Triple Eight Race Engineering||Shane van Gisbergen||Garth Tander||Holden Commodore ZB|
|Triple Eight Race Engineering||Jamie Whincup||Craig Lowndes||Holden Commodore ZB|
|Garry Rogers Motorsport||Tyler Everingham||Nathan Herne||Holden Commodore ZB|
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