6 HOUR 'BEST CHANCE TO RACE AT BATHURST'

This weekend’s Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour represents the most accessible pathway for any racing driver to compete in a major endurance event at Australia’s most famous race track, according to 20-year-old Canberra racer Cameron Hill.

Hill will team up in a Subaru WRX with James Abela for the production car marathon, which will be held this Easter Sunday. The Hill/Abela entry is one of 65 cars set to line up on the grid in one of the largest fields ever to tackle the 6.2km circuit.

SALOON CAR REGULARS TO BATTLE IN INVITATIONAL CLASS

SIX cars from the Australian Saloon Car ranks are set to revive the thrilling Holden versus Ford battle that Mount Panorama has come to expect over the past five decades when they race at the 2017 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour.

Entered in the invitational class, five Ford AU Falcons and a sole Holden VY Commodore will line up at the mountain, with a mix of experienced campaigners and Bathurst rookies set to hit the track.

MINI RETURNS 10 YEARS ON

A TEAM from Orange will mark a special anniversary at this weekend's Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour.

Keene Racing will enter their MINI Cooper in the race this weekend, 10 years after they initially built the car for Production Car racing at Mount Panorama.

The mini debuted at Bathurst in the 2007 12 hour, with Andrew Bretherton, Trevor Keene and Tim Slade Driving, they finished 2nd in class that year in class E.

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.

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