THERE might have been disappointing news for Bathurst 6 Hour fans this month, but come November expect something "extraordinary" at Mount Panorama.
That is the message from Australian Racing Group's chief executive officer Matt Braid as his organisation works on how it will deliver the merged the Bathurst 6 Hour and inaugural Bathurst International.
The coronavirus pandemic means this year's edition of the Bathurst 6 Hour could not go ahead on its scheduled date - April 10-12.
But instead of cancelling the event, ARG's solution was to postpone the endurance race to run in conjunction with the Bathurst International on November 13-15.
With a big schedule of racing, Braid said ARG is considering running the November event over four days.
But whether an extra day of racing is added or not, Braid is determined "to make it extraordinary."
"We want to run the 6 Hour on its own as an iconic event, which it is, but circumstances mean that we can't," Braid told Speedcafe.com
"But now we're going, okay, how do we really look at this as an opportunity now to create a really, really special event in November that combines the best of both those events?
"Realistically, there will be a day that is required for the six-hour production car race and likewise probably another highlight day, on a pre-eminent day, whether it's Saturday or Sunday, which is the international component.
"We're hoping that can be the sort of shining light at the end of the year."
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