Big day at the races as Motor Festival concludes

A BIG WEEKEND at the Bathurst Motor Festival has finished with a big Easter Sunday of racing at Mount Panorama today.

Five race and two regularity categories wrapped up their respective weekends after another near-perfect Autumn day in Bathurst, with only some early fog slightly delaying proceedings before the sun broke through.

The biggest race of the day was the Production Sports Car one-hour enduro, won spectacularly by Andrew Miedecke and Jamie Augustine in their thundering Daytona Coupe’.

BATHURST WARMS TO HOT MOTOR FESTIVAL ACTION

CLEAR BLUE SKIES and warm weather coupled with competitive racing helped create a stunning second day of the Bathurst Motor Festival at Mount Panorama, Bathurst, today.

Event organisers have been pleased with the attendance so far this weekend, a strong crowd gathering at key points at both the top and bottom of Mount Panorama today basking in the sunshine and enjoying the entertaining racing.

A GOOD FRIDAY ON THE MOUNTAIN AS FESTIVAL KICKS OFF

THE CHANCE TO SPEND a relaxing Good Friday public holiday enjoying motorsport has drawn plenty of fans to Mount Panorama, as the Bathurst Motor Festival kicked off in spectacular fashion today despite a delayed start.

Heavy fog rolled into Bathurst this morning, completely shrouding the circuit and delaying the first on-track action by ninety minutes - but that failed to dampen the spirits of an enthusiastic public holiday crowd and more than 250 competitors taking to the track today for practice and qualifying.

EVENT OVERVIEW: 2011 BATHURST MOTOR FESTIVAL

BATHURST will again come alive with motorsport this Easter with the Bathurst Motor Festival set to bring thousands into the Central West region across the long weekend.

271 Entrants supported by an anticipated 1500-plus team members, family, Event staff and volunteer officials are already beginning to descend on the township ahead of competition beginning this Friday, April 22.

The event features a wide array of vehicles included in five race and two regularity classes set to entertain.

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REGULARITY EXPLAINED: RACING YOURSELF AND THE CLOCK

REGULARITY COMPETITION, a unique form of Motorsport that pits competitors against their own driving and the clock, will feature as a major part of this weekend’s Bathurst Motor Festival at Mount Panorama.

In a first for a major Event on the Mountain, two regularity classes made up of more than 80 vehicles – out of a total of 271 entered – will compete this weekend and will be made up by an astonishing variety of different makes and models of vehicle.

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