Reynolds has been named in the squad for Mark Griffith's Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3, alongside John Martin, Liam Talbot and Griffith.

Reynolds drove with Griffith’s team in last year’s race, and ran strongly until damage caused by a clash with another car led to overheating problems that put them out of the race.

"It’s probably one of the best races you go to for the year as a driver,” Reynolds said. “It’s very relaxed, the cars are quite cool to drive - even though they’re nothing like what we normally drive in Supercars - it’s a lot of fun.

"And we’ve got a good chance to win our class and hopefully even challenge for outright. It’s going to be hard because we’re Pro-Am, but it’s still possible.

"All of the long-distance races you do during the year, they’re always a lot more fun. They’re super intense, but they’re also kind of relaxed at the same time. It doesn’t have the whole pressure of Supercars and what not. It’s cool.

"It’s always a good feeling when you know you’ve won at a track before. It is the best racetrack in Australia; any chance you get to drive it, it doesn’t matter if you’re in a taxi or an Uber, you love it."

Griffith said he was looking forward to returning to what he sees as his home circuit following a busy 2017 season on the Mountain:

"Bathurst is fantastic. For someone my age to go and drive a car like this there in anger is just sensational.

"It became something of a home track for us last year because we did all the events: the 12-Hour, 6-Hour Production Cars, Aussie Racing Cars. I just love the place.

"We are there for fun by I appreciate that Dave, John and Liam for giving their time to be there so we are taking it seriously. The car is having every upgrade and new parts fitted to it so we'll go there fresh and ready to go."