The 2020 Bathurst 1000 is happening this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the most prestigious race is scheduled to take place between October 15-18.
The event is progressing well since they have already released the full field for this year’s race held at the same place since 1963 – Mount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst, Australia. However, they are a few questions and changes in the Garry Rogers Motorsport, wildcard entry list.
Nathan Herne is yet to be granted his Superlicence exemption by Motorsport Australia hence leaving him and Tyler Everingham’s spot in doubt. The good news is that GRM is expected to file for an appeal to the Motorsport Australia’s decision, but if they are unsuccessful, then Herne won’t compete at all.
Also, there are just four pairings that are the same as last year from the 24 regular entries.
- Jamie Whincup/Craig Lowndes (Triple Eight Holden)
- Shane van Gisbergen/Garth Tander (Triple Eight Holden)
- Rick Kelly/Dale Wood (Kelly Mustang)
- Fabian Coulthard/Tony D’Alberto (Penske Ford)
Other reunions in the 2020 entry list include:
- Macauley Jones/Tim Blanchard (10th in 2016)
- Lee Holdsworth/Michael Caruso (DNF in 2008 and 3rd in 2009)
News coming in is that reigning winner Alex Premat will miss the race, and he was to join the Tickford Racing team. But he has since been replaced with DJR Team Penske driver, Tim Slade. after the coronavirus pandemic left him stranded in the US following set travel restrictions. The last time a reigning winner was not included in the entry list was Paul Morris in 2015.
Check the full entry list of 2020 Bathurst 1000:
|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||Tim Blanchard||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||Dylan O’Keeffe||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||Jonathon Webb||Holden Commodore ZB|
|Team Sydney||Chris Pither||Steve Owen||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 (TBC)||Holden Commodore ZB|