The Bathurst 12 Hour has locked down the February 3-5 weekend for next year’s event.
The Mount Panorama enduro, which attracted a record crowd of 37,079 this year, will once again be the first big race meeting on the Australian calendar, after securing the first weekend of February for next year’s race.
“The Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour is not only accepted as the traditional first major event on the Australian motorsport calendar, but is also now highly regarded as one of the top GT races in the world,” said event director John Casey.
“The way it has been embraced by manufacturers and drivers from across the globe is proof of that.
“There is no better way to kick off the new season with the best international and local teams and drivers going head to head at one of the most iconic circuits, Mount Panorama.
“We are very pleased to be able to lock in the date early and we are already working on ways to grow the event. 2017 should be a very exciting year.”