PROCAR's Bathurst 24-hour race date change

Bathurst 24-Hour race date now one week earlier. AUSTRALIA'S first international 24-hour motor race will be run at Mount Panorama, Bathurst, a week earlier in November than originally planned, organiser PROCAR Australia announced today. The ...

Bathurst 24-Hour race date now one week earlier.

AUSTRALIA'S first international 24-hour motor race will be run at Mount Panorama, Bathurst, a week earlier in November than originally planned, organiser PROCAR Australia announced today.

The event now will be held on 16-17 November, with a field of up to 83 sports and touring cars.

PROCAR Australia Chairman and Chief Executive Ross Palmer said the date change was necessary because of television requirements.

Mr Palmer, currently in Germany to promote the Bathurst event and to compete in next weekend's ADAC Nurburgring 24-hour race, said arrangements were progressing well, in conjunction with the Bathurst City Council and other partners.

"We are preparing to make several important announcements in the near future. However, when we became aware in the past few days that the event date would have to change to suit our expected television arrangements, we felt this needed to be announced as soon as possible - especially since we are contacting potential European entrants while at the Nurburgring," he said.

"There is tremendous international and local interest in the Bathurst 24-Hour. It will be one of just five major 24-hour events in the world and it will be staged on a circuit that is already world-famous.

"It promises to be an important addition to Australia's reputation for staging world-class motorsport events."

-procar.au-

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