BATHURST'S Brad Schumacher will be amongst the drivers battling for outright glory when Mount Panorama hosts the Bathurst 6 Hour this Easter.
When the initial entry list was released last week, Schumacher's Subaru Impreza was one of 14 on the list of Class A1 cars.
With the experience of last year's Bathurst 6 Hour as well as his Bathurst 12 Hour debut in February, Schumacher will be keen to impress on his home track.
But he will face plenty of competition with a strong grid split across seven classes.
Sherrin Racing have confirmed their intention to defend their 2018 Bathurst 6 Hour victory, having charged to the chequered flag in the concluding stages of last year's enduro.
The Sherrins bring an unchanged line-up, brothers Grant and Iain Sherrin once again to drive their now well developed and reliable BMW M4.
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The 2018 pole sitters, Beric Lynton and Tim Leahey, will also return.
They will be seeking revenge after proving last year that having the fastest car doesn't always convert into results at Mount Panorama.
After smashing the Production Car qualifying record to grab pole position, the team's BMW M3 competition led much of the 2018 race only to be denied by a mechanical issue.
The strong contingent of BMWs will be bolstered by the addition of another M4 in the hands of Anthony Soole and Andrew Fisher.
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Fans of Australian muscle won't be left out, with Ford and HSV both represented in the outright class this year.
Jeremy Gray returns in his Ford FPV GT-F Falcon, with George and Andrew Miedecke to join him this year.
Meanwhile, former Bathurst 1000 champion John Bowe will join Joe Krinelos and Tony Virag in a potent VF HSV GTS that is likely to be a strong contender.
A host of turbo-charged Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions will also return, including the Sydney based Kavich brothers who will again use the event to 'race for a cure' for breast cancer.
Dylan Thomas has also entered his Oils Evo X RS, with his co-driver yet to be confirmed.
The full entry list for the 2019 Bathurst 6 Hour will be released closer to the event. The race will commence at 11.30am on Sunday, April 21.