Entries for the 2020 Problem Bathurst occasion open on 1 July, with the annual occasion at Mount Panorama once more headed for bumper fields.
To be held as scheduled between 26-29 November this 12 months, the annual occasion is a staple on the Bathurst calendar with spots for each the Tremendous Dash and Regularity sections anticipated to be in excessive demand as soon as once more.
Final 12 months greater than 400 opponents flocked to Mount Panorama for 4 days of on-track motion.
“Problem Bathurst has turn into a convention for an unlimited array of opponents searching for an opportunity to deal with Mount Panorama, who may in any other case not have the chance,” mentioned Problem Bathurst Occasion Director James O’Brien.
“Regardless of all the challenges confronted this 12 months, the demand for uncommon monitor time at Mount Panorama stays extremely excessive – this November goes to be an ideal alternative for opponents to spend a couple of days immersing themselves in difficult the Mountain.”
Problem Bathurst organisers have carried out a number of protocols to streamline the occasion following the Covid-19 pandemic, together with carefully following Motorsport Australia’s Return to Race protocols. This consists of opponents finishing a self-statement of auto compliance to take away the requirement for at-event scrutineering.
The 2019 occasion was oversubscribed with a complete of 435 entries, a further 30 vehicles additionally featured on a wait checklist ought to any opponents must withdraw previous to competitors commencing.
The primary alternative to decide to the 2020 occasion shall be despatched to earlier opponents on 1 July, with broader entries open quickly thereafter ought to house stay obtainable.
Occasion organisers have additionally confirmed the return of the Australian GT Tremendous Dash, which is able to embody three one-hour classes and one extra 40-minute session for GT3 and GT4 autos competing in Australian GT.
The Tremendous Dash will as soon as once more be contested throughout the Thursday and Friday of the occasion, with the Trendy Regularity competitors throughout the weekend. Two days of V8 Race Expertise drive days will comply with the conclusion of the Problem Bathurst occasion itself.
Demand shall be excessive for regularity spots with two notable automotive golf equipment already confirming their plans to guide a whole slot for their very own members.
The Z Automobile Membership of Queensland will return with a full discipline of 55 autos, whereas the Porsche Membership of New South Wales has dedicated to their very own regularity part – once more, full at 55 vehicles.
The Porsche Membership of NSW has a protracted historical past of attending occasions at Mount Panorama in massive numbers having beforehand been a daily staple of the Bathurst 6 Hour occasion every Easter.
Final 12 months, the Z Automobile Membership efficiently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the enduring Nissan ‘Z Automobile’ in 1969 by coming into a full discipline within the Regularity competitors – curiosity excessive sufficient to demand a return go to in 2020.
The Tremendous Dash element of final 12 months’s occasion noticed high Bathurst 12 Hour and Australian GT opponents going face to face in a bid to set the quickest time in their very own, stand-alone competitors.
2019 marked the second time that Problem Bathurst had attracted greater than 400 opponents to Mount Panorama.
Entries for the 2020 occasion open on 1 July to beforehand entered opponents, with entry varieties to be obtainable on-line on the Problem Bathurst web site.
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Date posted: July 1, 2020