MULSANNE COMES TO THE MOUNTAIN
Le Mans style Sportscars will make their debut on the mountain this November, with ARG’s Bathurst International hosting the inaugural Bathurst Sportscar Challenge.
Bringing together competitors from Australian Prototype Series, NSW Supersports, Radicals and more, the Bathurst Sportscar Challenge aims to showcase a diverse range of open and closed cockpit Prototype Sportscars from across the globe.
Manufacturers from Italy, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, United States and Australia are all expected to feature, with a wide array of chassis and engine configurations owing to a unique showcase for fans.
Newly appointed GCMarine Australian Prototype Series CEO, Adam Brook, has indicated strong initial interest in the event, with many hoping it leads to a permanent annual fixture for Sports Prototypes.
“Mount Panorama is the spiritual home of Australian Motorsport, and features on the bucket list of almost every competitor,” said Brook.
“Joining the Bathurst International program only highlights our ambition to unite the entire Sportscar community behind a marquee event which showcases the diversity and performance of these amazing cars”
Supersports Racing New South Wales Australia President Darren Barlow is equally enthused, highlighting the event as a major boost for Sport Prototypes in the state.
“Over recent years the NSW Supersports category has experienced unprecedented growth in competitors, professionalism, and diverse machinery,” said Barlow.
“A sportscar event at a destination venue such as Bathurst is the next step in driving further interest in these unique and exciting cars and category. We are excited by the opportunity for race fans to experience what a purpose built sportscar is like in full flight.”
Organisers are anticipating the Prototypes to be pushing the low two-minute barrier around the Mountain, with the cars equalling top GT3 machinery for lap speed at most Australian circuits.
“These cars will be incredible to watch across the top of the mountain, thanks to their high downforce aero packages” said Australian Prototype Series Chief Operations Officer, Renee Frazer.
“The combination of these cars on this amazing racetrack will make for an incredible user experience, not only for competitors but also for fans. We plan to place great emphasis on fan engagement, and encourage everyone to witness these cars up close, both on track and in pit lane!”
For more information about the Bathurst Sportscar Challenge including competitor entry details and regulations, contact Adam Brook at email@example.com.