“I was saying to Russell earlier, and I know a lot of the manufacturers are saying, that this is the most competitive GT3 endurance race that they've seen,” exclaimed, Skaife, a six-time Bathurst 1000 winner.
“It's one of the best fields of drivers that I've ever seen in Australia, and to have a number of internationals in the field but mixed with a number of Supercars stars of yesterday and today makes it an extraordinary race.
“When you look up and down the field at the number of contenders there are probably 15 cars, maybe more, that can win it, which is pretty cool.”
The BMW Team SRM outfit will field Glock in the Castrol Vodafone car and his compatriot Marco Wittmann in the Laser Plumbing car alongside team owner Steven Richards and Prodrive Supercars driver Mark Winterbottom.
While Wittmann, the current and two-time DTM champion, participated in BMW's private test at Mount Panorama in November, Glock has not ever driven the circuit.
“I can't wait to go out, to be honest,” Glock said.
“I've watched a lot of races at Bathurst already on TV and internet, and I just said, ‘I need to do this race at least once in my life.'
“I've watched these guys a lot in the V8s and had a special track walk with Mark and Russell.
“They explained to me every millimetre of this track already, which is a big help – and Tony as well – so I think they can give me much more help than I can give them about the car.”