GWRs B6HR RACE FOR A CURE

Kavich brothers raise valuable funding and awareness for breast cancer

The world-famous Mount Panorama circuit might be the Holy Grail of Australian motorsport, but for brothers Ben and Michael Kavich, this weekend’s Bathurst 6 Hour has an even more special significance.

For the third year, the Kavich’s B6HR entry will be themed as “Race for a Cure”, an initiative designed to generate funding and exposure for life-saving research conducted by the Breast Cancer Trials charity organisation.

CLASS E CONTENDERS LAUNCH KIWI ATTACK

A KIWI-AUSSIE combo will join forces in an effort to add the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour to the list of major races won by New Zealanders this year.

New Zealanders Chris Holdt and Alan Turner will team with Sydneysider Ross Donaldson in a bid to win the Compact Class (Class E) in this weekend’s six-hour classic.

All three drivers will make their respective six-hour debuts this weekend driving the same model of car that won the race last year.

“We’re running in Class E in a Mazda 3 SP23,” Holdt explained.

PRODUCTION CAR 'TRAGICS' READY FOR B6HR DEBUT

TWO ‘Production Car Tragics’ will live their Bathurst dreams by contesting the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour this weekend.

Lea Medhurst and Chris Manley will race a BMW 130i supported by Traffic Control Innovations in the race this weekend, in the ultra-competitive Class C class battle.

The pair of Queenslanders have long had the ambition of contesting a Bathurst enduro with the stars aligning for both this year.

“Lea Medhurst and I are driving a BMW 130i, we are a couple of production car racing tragics,” Medhurst said.

RACE WEEK WEATHER: FINE, MILD

EARLY INDICATIONS point to stunning weather for the 2019 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour weekend.

After a week of mild, sunny spring weather, those fine conditions are currently expected to continue through the Easter long weekend in the New South Wales Central West.

A top of 25 degrees is forecast for Thursday as teams, drivers, officials and campers arrive at Mount Panorama.

A top of 24 is expected on Good Friday when cars hit the track for the first time, with the same maximum and mostly sunny conditions forecast for both Saturday and Sunday.

MERCEDES UPGRADE FOR GWR TRIO

GWR Australia drivers Michael Auld, Richard Bloomfield and Brian Walden will this weekend line up for their fourth Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour together… and this year, they’ve swapped their trusty Aussie V8 for a sophisticated example of Germany’s finest engineering.

Auld, Bloomfield and Walden have contested every 6 Hour production car race to be held so far, driving a Holden VE Commodore SS in Class B2 (High Performance Naturally Aspirated). They have achieved two class wins, and a best result of 13th outright in 2016.

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