Supercars, the TCR Australia promoters and Mountain Motor Sports have been named as the three finalists for a fifth event at Bathurst.
Six parties submitted bids as part of a recent Expressions of Interests process by the council, which is looking to add a fifth event alongside the Bathurst 12 Hour, Bathurst 6 Hour, Bathurst 1000 and Challenge Bathurst.
Supercars, Australian Racing Group and Mountain Motor Sports have now been confirmed as being the final three in the running, which means Ontic Sports, 24 Hours of Lemons and international promoter Creventic will all miss out.
Motorsport.com understands that Supercars is targeting a Goodwood Festival of Speed style event should it be the winning bidder, while Mountain Motor Sports would likely run a tarmac rally event.
ARG, which promotes TCR Australia, has teamed up with the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport for its bid, which is likely to be built around TCR, with a WTCR round at Bathurst the ultimate goal.
"Council will now seek additional information from each of the shortlisted parties to further assess the suitability of their submission and is unable to comment further until this process is complete," read a statement from Bathurst mayor Graeme Hanger.
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