RACE WEEK UNDERWAY AT MOUNT PANORAMA

THE HI-TEC Oils Bathurst 6 Hour race week has commenced, the region set to welcome an influx of competitors, teams and fans from around Australia for the Easter long weekend.

More than 300 competitors – including a record 66-car Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour grid – will compete this weekend, bringing a huge number of people to the region for the week.

Last year more than 15,000 people attended the three-day Event, with this year’s strong fields and added interest set to continue the growth of Bathurst’s newest enduro upwards.

DKR CONFIRMS YOUNG GUN IN MAZDA DRIVE

Declan Kirkham Racing is pleased to announce the addition of Aaron Cameron into the driver line up in the Mazda MX6 for the upcoming Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6Hour.

17 year old Aaron, will be sharing the driving duties around the tough Mt Panorama circuit with the experienced Father/Son combination of Phil and Declan Kirkham.

Following a recent test day at Sandown, team owner, Declan is confident that young Aaron is the right addition to the team.

SECOND-GEN DONNELLY TO MAKE BATHURST ENDURO RETURN

Queensland based racer Chris Donnelly is set to make his Bathurst endurance race debut aboard a Ford Falcon Saloon Car at the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour, following in the wheel tracks of his father John Donnelly, a Bathurst 1000 veteran.

A five-time competitor in the October Mount Panorama classic, Donnelly Senior made four of those starts between 1981-84 aboard the ex-Dick Johnson XD Falcon that infamously hit a rock during the 1980 race.

NEW AUSSIE MUSCLE TO TACKLE THE MOUNTAIN

Those who love Aussie Muscle would be well-advised to keep an eye on the Sieders Racing Team this weekend, as the Australian Production Cars kicks off its 2017 season as part of the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour (April 14-16).

The team has built a new Ford FGII GT-F – the only one of its kind on the event’s entry list – for car owner Jeremy Gray, with Gray to drive the car this weekend with Jason Gomersall while the Sieders Racing Team runs the program.

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