6 January 2014
This event presents a diverse range of brands, vehicles and drivers during a 12-hour period on the famous track at Mt Panorama.
The 12-hour race first began in Bathurst in 1991 and ran for three years before taking a 13-year break. Ever since it was reintroduced to the Australian racing scene in 2007, the Liqui-Moly Bathurst race has quickly become 'one to win' for serious drivers and will see its 12th installment this February.
Visitors will get to see GT3s, GT4s and a range of other vehicles take to the track for the race. Last year, Erebus Motorsport took the top spot in a Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT3. It was one of 49 cars entered into the race in 2013, and is already lined up for the starting block in 2014.
This year, more cars have been entered and many drivers are coming from Australia and around the world for a shot at this endurance event. Both Tim Slade of V8 Supercar fame and Porsche Supercup star Ben Barker are already confirmed for the race, so this is sure to be a stand-out event for any keen petrol heads this summer.
"The cars are amazing to drive and any time you get laps at Bathurst is special, but the way the competition has built over the last few years makes it a real challenge to go and win," explained Slade.
There's plenty of accommodation options in Bathurst for visitors keen to check out the race as well as some of the surrounding culture around the sport, such as a trip to the National Motor Racing Museum, located right up next to the track itself.