Super3 cars will be eligible to join the Bathurst 12 Hour field in 2022. Pic: Nathan Wong

THIS year’s Bathurst 12 Hour field will include cars from the Super3 Series within the race’s Invitational Class.

Ex-Supercars with a V8 Touring Car logbook – that currently compete in the Dunlop Super3 Series – will be eligible to join cars from MARC Cars Australia and ‘GTC’ Sports Cars, from one-make categories including the Ferrari Challenge, Lamborghini Trofeo Supercup and Audi R8 Cup, in the race this year.

The addition of ‘Project Blueprint’ era Supercars to the eligibility list gives competitors with suitable machinery a chance to tackle a long-distance race at Mount Panorama, with the cars presently not able to compete in any other race category that competes there outside of Super2/3 rounds.

V8 Touring Cars currently compete under the Super3 banner alongside the Dunlop Super2 Series.

Eligible cars are pre-Car of the Future Holden Commodores (up to VEII) and Ford Falcons (up to FG).

The addition of the cars to the Bathurst 12 Hour eligibility list comes with the support of V8 Touring Cars’ category managers, ARG, and Supercars.

Young guns Kai Allen and Bradley Vaughan currently co-lead the Super3 Series following their opening round, held recently at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Nash Morris, the son of former Bathurst 12 Hour winner Paul, is the reigning series champion.