Bathurst 12H: Series Monday news

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MORE WAYS THAN EVER FOR FANS TO FOLLOW ARMOR ALL BATHURST 12 HOUR

RACE WEEK for the Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour Event has begun with excitement building ahead of the three-day Event to be held on the famous Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst this weekend.

Race fans have several ways of keeping in touch with the Event that not only features the return of GT cars to Endurance Racing at Bathurst, but a support cast of five categories and over 230 cars with something catering for everyone.

Event Tickets start at $50 for a three-day General Admission pass, and $60 for a grandstand seat, with tickets availabe for sale at the Gate.

The 2011 Event will also feature record levels of broadcast exposure thanks to the return of live internet streaming, plus a three-hour post-produced show to be aired on ONE HD.

The ONE HD show will be helmed by experienced Motorsport commentator Greg Rust, with special insight into the drivers' seat from the network's Formula One and MotoGP expert Craig Baird - who will share a Porsche 911 GT3 R with Tony and Clark Quinn in the race proper.

The three hour program will be broadcast on ONE HD in primetime, on Saturday 19 February at 7:30PM.

International coverage will be beamed to a potential audience of millions with the highlights package set to air on Sky Sports New Zealand, Motors TV in Europe and via Motorsport program 'Racemax', to be shown on Sky Sports UK and Fox Sports in the United States.

The combined broadcast package ensures the Event can reach a potential audience of more than 30 million homes around the world.

The internet will play a larger role this year with the popular live streaming package set to return, bigger and better than ever.

Available through the Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour Event website, www.bathurst12hour.com.au, the live broadcast will this year feature more interactivity with the audience via social networking sites Facebook and Twitter.

Fans will be able to log on and ask questions of the experienced broadcast team that includes 1503 2BS presenter and Event anchor Phil Cole, expert pit reporter Grant Boyden and race commentator Richard Craill. A host of expert commentators, drivers and industry identities will also take their turn in the commentary box throughout the weekend allowing fans to interact with the people actually competing in, and running the Event.

The website will also feature Live timing throughout the race, giving fans every possible way to keep track of their favourite car or driver combination.

Event commentary will also be broadcast via 87.8 MHz at the circuit.

The Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour will feature more than 300 volunteer officials, providing their experience as flag marshals, gate officials, information booth attendants, fire / recovery marshals and more.

The Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour is one of the major Events held at the famous Mount Panorama circuit each year and is estimated to turn over $10 million in the local Bathurst economy when flow-on effects are taken into account.

The race has this year again attracted major corporate support from major sponsor Armor All, and is supported by Events New South Wales and the State Government.

Major brands including Clorox, Coca-Cola, Falken Tyres, Tyrepower, Elf, , Kraft Foods and Bundaberg brewing are corporate partners of the Event.

GT vehicles will join with production cars for the first time in 2011, with entries secured from Audi, BMW, Corvette, Ferrari, Ford, Holden, Lotus, Mitsubishi, Mosler, Nissan, Porsche and Subaru.

Historic Group N Touring Cars, Group C & A Historic Touring Cars, Improved Production, HQ Holden's and Formula Vee will feature throughout Friday and Saturday's action, ensuring a racing program that caters to nearly every type of Australian Motorsport fan.

More information about the 2011 Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour can be found on the Event's new website; www.bathurst12hour.com.au

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MEDIA GUIDE

The Media Guide for the 2011 Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour is available for download here (Adobe PDF reader required)

SOCIAL NETWORKING

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ENTRY LIST: 2011 ARMOR ALL BATHURST 12 HOUR

For a complete list of entered vechles set to compete in the 2011 Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour, please click here - http://www.bathurst12hour.com.au/competitor-info/2011-entry-list/

Richard Craill Media Manager - Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour www.bathurst12hour.com.au M - 0408 813 141 E - Click Here

For more information, contact Richard Craill - Armor All Bathurst Media & PR Manager - on 0408 813 141 or by replying to this email.

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