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THE BATHURST INTERNATIONAL WAIT IS OVER, TICKETS ON SALE NOW


Published at 8/6/2022

After three years of setbacks, the inaugural Bathurst International will go ahead on November 11-13, with tickets for the event going on sale today.

The Mountain will play host to a celebration of international heritage and flavour, with seven categories to heat up the hallowed tarmac, including open racers, touring cars, and GT sports cars.

Mount Panorama will see a global audience tuning in, showcasing the great region of Bathurst and the extremely high calibre of drivers that this country churns out, often behind the wheel of some well recognised, globally imported machinery.

Headlining the event will be the final round of the TCR Australia Series, bringing its global brand of touring car racing to Bathurst. Featuring high-quality Australian drivers representing brands from Germany, France, Italy, Japan and South Korea, the category adopted in more than 30 regions will race in a blue-riband Bathurst event.

The GT3 endurance class will be represented by the GT World Challenge Australia series, featuring a three hour, two driver set-up, in a decider for this years championship.

The Trans Am will be showcasing the American eight cylinder muscle style cars, with this race also closing the categories much hyped season to-date.

The legendary beasts that compete in the Touring Car Masters will also be competing, pitting Australian 60’s, 70’s and 80’s muscle cars up against some American classics; these cars have a natural affinity with the circuit as they are intertwined into its history, defining much of the early racing that took place at The Mountain.

The open wheel category will be represented by the S5000’s, competing at Mt Panorama for its second time in the form of the reborn Trans Tasman Series; look out for young teenage gun Cooper Webster.

Adding to the international flavour will be the Porsche Sprint Challenge with its Stuttgart built 911 GT3 Cup Cars, and the Australian Production Car Series, capping off a diverse array of categories.

Matt Braid, CEO of the Australian Racing Group, shared his excitement for the events prospects after having to weather the storm of organising the Bathurst International through a pandemic.

“It has been over three years since we first won the tender to host the Bathurst International. The world has thrown up some challenges, but this year, it’s going to happen, and it’s going to be an event worth the wait,” said Braid.

“The Supercheap Auto Bathurst International will be the best of the SpeedSeries categories, with an influx of overseas flavour. We are expecting a number of quality off shore talent to join us at Australia’s greatest race track for a truly global motorsport festival.

“One of the highlights will be the conclusion of the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series. It has proved to be a high competitive, unpredictable season, and what better place to conclude the title than at Mount Panorama. 

“Add to that the GT World Challenge, Touring Car Masters, Trans Am, S5000, Porsche Sprint Challenge and the production cars and it is a smorgasbord of local and international cars and stars that will make a new, fresh event to the famous Bathurst circuit.”

Ticketing and event information can be viewed the website.

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