2010 Bathurst 12 Hour regulations released

2010 Bathurst 12 Hour Regulations Released Regulations for the 2010 Bathurst 12 Hour Showroom Enduro were released this week, with entries set to open on 28 September 2009. The production based endurance race will be held over the weekend of ...

2010 Bathurst 12 Hour Regulations Released

Regulations for the 2010 Bathurst 12 Hour Showroom Enduro were released this week, with entries set to open on 28 September 2009. The production based endurance race will be held over the weekend of February 12 -- 14 at Mt Panorama with Event Promoter James O'Brien targeting a field of 50 cars.

"The race is growing in credibility and support every year with early indications again showing strong competitor support for the 12 Hour concept," O'Brien stated.

Supplementary regulations, class listing and vehicle eligibility have been sent to all potential competitors with a number of new cars already under construction.

"There are no major changes to the overall philosophy of the Race. The class structure has been tweaked to reflect that of the Australian Production Car Championship with some additional models eligible for the Race. An Invitational Class has also been added for vehicles that do not strictly meet Group 3E Production Car Regulations however are within the broad philosophy of the Event. They will add some flavour to the Event without making any of the existing front running cars uncompetitive."

New vehicles eligible for the 2010 Event include the 2010 SS Camaro, Ford Mustang GT, Audi S4, S5, Lexus IS-F and the Nissan 370Z.

"Both the Camaro and Mustang are now sold new under licence in Australia, and can be road registered with full new car warranty. When you consider much of the design work of the new Camaro was actually done by Holden, it's a perfect fit to take up the challenge to the race winning BMW 335i and Mitsubishi Evos."

Also added to the list is the new HSV GTS V11, which is expected to be a front running car with its significantly larger brake upgrade.

Nine classes will make up the field with the outright honours expected to be fought out between the BMW 335 and 135, Mitsubishi's evergreen Evos, the Nissan 370Z, Subaru WRX Sti, Ford, Holden and now the new Camaro.

Event Supplementary Regulations, Class Listing and Vehicle Eligibility details are now posted on the website -- www.bathurst12hour.com.au

-credit: bathurst12hour.com.au

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