Rev heads, get ready! You don’t have to wait until the October long weekend for another bout of fun at Mount Panorama.
The internationally acclaimed Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour is on this weekend.
But there’s more to it than just the 12 hour race!
What is it?
The race is different from the Bathurst 1000. This is an endurance race invited production-based OR specialised endurance races at the Mount on February 3. Teams of three or four drivers compete to win the internationally recognised race. You can watch it on 7mate OR follow along with our Live Blog here (live from midday Saturday).
Count down until the race.
When’s it all kick off?
This year for the first time the cars and stars will be driving into the Bathurst CBD. In a 12 Hour first, a selection of 12 Hour GT3 machinery will drive from the Mount Panorama circuit to Russell Street on Thursday in what is being called “Town to Track”. Engines will click over at 11.30am on Thursday morning and the cars will head to town. Read more about the Town to Track here.
The track is open as the cars practice and perform qualifying rounds ahead of the big race! From Thursday there is merchandise, signings, car displays, boutique bars and cafes for keen race-goers. Merchandise alley has displays from Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Bentley, McClaren, Porsche, Aston Martin and Ferrari.
What happens on the track before the big race?
Well, loads actually!
Meguiar’s Cars and Caffeine Parade Lap
See the Meguiar’s Cars and Caffeine Parade Lap on Saturday at 1pm. There’s over 50 exotic super cars on track to celebrate the parade lap.
This is Australia’s own $1.8 million supercar on track. This beauty could set a record! Don’t worry if you miss the first one, there’s a couple of these. Catch the first Brabham Lap on Thursday at 3:45pm. Next time? Saturday at 10:35am.
Porsche Sports Sessions
See Porsche testing some of their best cars on Mount Panorama. Engines will rumble on Friday at 2:05pm and 4:40pm and again on Saturday at 2:05pm.
After all this you still have some energy? Go for a Pit Lane Walk or a Helicopter Scenic Ride or get yourself a hot lap!
Alright, but when does the actual racing begin?
Sunday! The Bathurst 12 Hour starts at 5:45am and finishes at 5:45pm (easy right!).
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