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Porsche stars unite for mountain showdown

The Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge contenders will return for the sixth and final round of the series’ exciting season at Supercheap Auto Bathurst International this weekend.

An impressive 29 competitors will tackle Mount Panorama Circuit for the last round of 2023, with outright and class titles still to be decided.

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Series leader, Marco Giltrap will headline the star-studded entry list with the 19-year-old Kiwi currently holding a 171-point lead over Aron Shields – who will also return for round six.

A 17th place or better finish in the first of three races of the weekend will all but secure the title, with the battle for the remaining podium places expected to steal the headline.

Only 32-points separate Shields and the in-form Oscar Targett, with the latter coming off a round win at Shell V-Power Motorsport Park last month. However, Shields was also able to take a victory in the enduro race that very weekend.

If the weekend weren’t to go their way, there are a number of other contenders who could insert themselves into the conversation, including Hamish Fitzsimmons and Ronan Murphy.

Also returning will be regular frontrunners Lachlan Bloxsom and Marcos Flack, while the rapid Nash Morris can also throw a spanner in the works with a handful of wins to his name already this year.

The Pro-Am fight will also be decided this weekend, where Sam Shahin heads into the round with a 118-point lead over newcomer, Matt Slavin.

While it will again be a big ask for Slavin to call back, there will be plenty of focus on the battle for third – with the in-form Brett Boulton aiming to overhaul David Greig for the position.

The exciting one-make Porsche category will see plenty of track time across the weekend, with a 45-minute practice session kicking off the action on Friday morning.

Qualifying will then decide the field for race one later in the afternoon, which will see an 18-lap affair as the first of the racing action across all participating categories.

Saturday will host the final two races of the weekend, with the first beginning at 12:05pm AEDT before one more run at 2:50pm AEDT.

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Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge will compete in the final round of its 2023 season at Supercheap Auto Bathurst International on 10-12 November.

ENTRY LIST

No Car # SPONSOR C/L DRIVER SURNAME STATE MAKE MODEL
1 3 Racing to Beat FA Pro-Am Jonathan Gliksten VIC Porsche GT3 Cup Gen II
2 4 Grove Racing Pro Oscar Targett QLD Porsche GT3 Cup Gen II
3 5 Jacque Fine Jewellery Class B Jacque Jarjo NSW Porsche GT3 Cup Gen I
4 7 Se7en Racing, InnovationTANK, AeroAscent, JSW Powersports Pro Slade Orsmond QLD Porsche GT3 Cup Gen II
5 8 Car Mods Australia Class B Bradley Carr QLD Porsche GT3 Cup Gen I
6 11 Aera Cloud & Security Pro-Am Eric Constantinidis NSW Porsche GT3 Cup Gen II
7 12 Ares Group Pro-Am Matt Slavin VIC Porsche GT3 Cup Gen II
8 13 The Bend Motorsport Park Pro-Am Sam Shahin SA Porsche GT3 Cup Gen II
9 14 McElrea Racing Pro Caleb Sumich WA Porsche GT3 Cup Gen II
10 15 POWER AND EARTH. COM Pro Clay Osborne NZ Porsche GT3 Cup Gen II
11 16 TekworkX Motorsport Pro Hamish Fitzsimmons QLD Porsche GT3 Cup Gen II
12 23 Bloxsom Team Navy Pro Lachlan Bloxsom QLD Porsche GT3 Cup Gen II
13 27 LocalsCo Class B Dave Allan WA Porsche GT3 Cup Gen I
14 34 Wall Racing / Hillcrest Merimbula Pro-Am Caspar Tresidder NSW Porsche GT3 Cup Gen II
15 35 Hyundai Forklifts Pro-Am Indiran Padayachee NSW Porsche GT3 Cup Gen II
16 64 Team Porsche New Zealand / EBM Pro Marco Giltrap NZ Porsche GT3 Cup Gen II
17 66 PER Equipment Rentals Pro-Am Tim Wolfe WA Porsche GT3 Cup Gen II
18 67 TekworkX Motorsport Pro Nash Morris QLD Porsche GT3 Cup Gen II
19 77 Sonic / Dayle ITM Pro Ronan Murphy NZ Porsche GT3 Cup Gen II
20 78 Sonic Motor Racing / Rosche Paper / Supa Straws Pro Marcos Flack QLD Porsche GT3 Cup Gen II
21 81 McElrea Racing / McLennan Motorsports Pro Tom McLennan QLD Porsche GT3 Cup Gen II
22 84 Bold Living Pro-Am Brett Boulton QLD Porsche GT3 Cup Gen II
23 86 Morriss Racing Service Class B Phil Morriss VIC Porsche GT3 Cup Gen I
24 87 DW Motorsport Pro-Am David Greig VIC Porsche GT3 Cup Gen II
25 88 Sonic Motor Racing / Bob Jane T Marts / True Grid Pro Harrison Goodman VIC Porsche GT3 Cup Gen II
26 91 Autohouse Racing Class B Lachlan Harburg QLD Porsche GT3 Cup Gen I
27 99 Southern Star Windows P/L Pro-Am Ross McGregor VIC Porsche GT3 Cup Gen II
28 116 TekworkX Motorsport Pro Aron Shields QLD Porsche GT3 Cup Gen II
29 702 TekworkX Motorsport Pro-Am Daniel Stutterd QLD Porsche GT3 Cup Gen II