AMG A45 BACK FOR SECOND B6HR ATTEMPT IN 2017

THE FAST Mercedes-Benz AMG A45 that impressed in the early stages of the 2016 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour event has been confirmed to return in 2017.

Prepared and run by experienced outfit Garth Walden Racing, the super quick AMG hatchback was the first of its kind to race in Australia and despite ultimately failing to finish, performed superbly on its debut appearance last Easter.

Driven by Garth Walden and Ben Porter, the car started second, set the fastest lap and led the race early before retiring after 48 laps.

RACE TO THE GRID SEES RECORD EARLY ENTRIES FOR BATHURST 6 HOUR

THE Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour grid is already half full just one week after entries officially opened.

Event organisers have received 36 entries in the eight days since entries opened on 1 August – half of the maximum Mount Panorama grid capacity of 72 cars.

Entry forms have been received from five states, 26 different entrants / teams and also include representation in each of the key classes that make up the event.

B6HR TO DOUBLE AS ROUND OF NATIONAL PRODUCTION CAR SERIES

THE Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour will double as a round of the Australian Production Car Series in 2017.  

Event organisers confirmed today that the Australian Production Car Series will allocate points based on Bathurst 6 Hour finishing positions, the Bathurst race to double as a national series round for the first time next year.

Entries for the second running of the six-hour will open on 1 August this year, with an 11:30am start time confirmed for Sunday, 16 April.

SUPPORT PROGRAM CONFIRMED FOR 2017 BATHURST 6 HOUR

THE RETURN of some of the most famous cars from the annuals of Mount Panorama’s incredible history feature on the support program for the 2017 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour, announced today.

The Heritage Touring Cars category, comprised of genuine Group C and Group A vehicles that competed in Australian Touring Car Racing between 1973 and 1992, will return to the Mountain next Easter amongst a full racing program set for the April 14-16 long weekend.

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