VOLUNTEER OFFICIALS have the chance to mix a weekend away with a Motorsport fix at the Bathurst Motor Festival this year.

To be held over the April 22-24 long weekend, Event officials will have the chance to get the closest possible look at the cars, drivers and circuit whilst enjoying a relaxing long weekend away in one of Australia’s most scenic inland cities.

The Event has today put out a call for volunteers to participate in the Event’s management and operations, with two types of officials being sought.

CAMS accredited officials assist with circuit operations including manning flag points and similar duties, whilst general volunteers assist with Event management, corporate hospitality, media operations and more.

All in all it’s a diverse way to become involved in an Event that is anticipated to include more than 300 vehicles, competing across five racing and two regularity categories across the three-day race weekend.

“(Volunteering) is a great way to get involved with Motorsport,” Bathurst Motor Festival and Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour Volunteer coordinator Robert “Ned” Stanley said.

“You can meet your favourite drivers, get up close to the cars and get really involved with the running of the Event. Each year I go back I meet new friends and catch up with old ones and it’s a great way to be involved in the sport.”

Volunteers attending the Event will receive a three-day Event pass, plus a three-day guest pass to be utilised at their discretion. Campground sites are provided for free, as are all lunches and drinks plus a hot breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning. Volunteers are also provided with Event clothing.

Event Director James O’Brien said that the Bathurst Motor Festival weekend would provide an ideal way to mix a passion for motorsport with a weekend away from the daily routine.

“Because the Event is scheduled across a long weekend, it’s a great opportunity to mix a weekend of motorsport with a weekend away,” he said.

“As an Event, the Bathurst Motor Festival will be similar to the Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour in terms of on track action however with shorter days this providing volunteers with a better opportunity to socialise with like minded individuals.”

The Bathurst Motor Festival will be held at Mount Panorama on April 22-24 and will feature a range of diverse racing and regularity categories, including the Aussie Racing Cars, Commodore Cup, NSW Production Sports Cars, Formula Ford 1600 and Saloon Cars, plus two regularity classes from the Porsche Club of NSW and the NSW Road Racing Club.


paul hancock (not verified)

Would love to volunteer as a marshal or anything to do with the bathurst weekend.