Holden Motorsport files 2007 WPS 12H Bathurst entry

HOLDEN MOTORSPORT IS THE FIRST ENTRY FOR WPS 12-HOUR Holden Motorsport is the first entrant for the WPS 12-Hour Race, to be held in conjunction with the 2007 WPS Bathurst International Motor Festival on April 6-8 next year. The Holden factory...

HOLDEN MOTORSPORT IS THE FIRST ENTRY FOR WPS 12-HOUR

Holden Motorsport is the first entrant for the WPS 12-Hour Race, to be held in conjunction with the 2007 WPS Bathurst International Motor Festival on April 6-8 next year.

The Holden factory team lodged an entry with race organisers, SPHERIX, earlier this week to register a Holden Astra Turbo SRi Turbo Coupe in Class 4 (2 Wheel Drive Hot Hatch) and a Holden Astra CDTi Diesel in Class 7 (Alternative Energy Eco Class under 3.5 litre).

At this stage the drivers of the entries are yet to be confirmed but it is expected these will come from the existing list of Holden V8 Supercar drivers.

In addition to its involvement in the V8 Supercar Championship Series Holden Motorsport has an impressive record in various forms of Australian Motorsport which includes victory at both Bathurst 24-hour races in 2002 and 2003 and along with six Australian Safari wins.

WPS Bathurst International Motor Festival Event Director James O'Brien is pleased the WPS 12-hour race has drawn support from the iconic Australian car manufacturer.

"When we came up with the concept of reviving the 12-hour race we knew it was important to have the support of the manufacturers and Holden is the first of what I expect to be several manufacturers to confirm their support," said O'Brien.

"Over the past few months Craig Denyer and Bill West of SPHERIX have fielded over 100 genuine enquires and had many constructive discussions with a wide variety of manufacturers. I'm looking forward to working with all the competitors and manufacturers to build the WPS 12-hour race into an integral part of the WPS Festival."

The 2007 WPS Bathurst International Motor Festival will be held at Mount Panorama on April 6-8, incorporating the WPS 12-hour Production Car race on Sunday April 8.

A detailed list of the eligible cars will be released in the coming days.

-credit: WPS Bathurst International Motor Festival

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