HOLY SMOKE, BMW!

The covers are finally off team Holy Smoke Racing’s new BMW 1M Coupe Production Race Car.

With just over a week to go until it’s debut race at the Bathurst 6hr, they have high hopes for success with this new package. Team Boss and owner Anthony Soole is excited, but also aware that with a new car comes a whole new world of potential issues.

“We raced our BMW E46 M3 over the last couple of years, and had a great run in that car, but this 1M came up at the right price, and I really couldn’t say no.”

PERKINS IN DEFENDING WINNING BMW

JACK PERKINS is a last-minute addition to the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 hour grid, joining Leigh Burges in the 2016 race-winning BMW 335i Turbo.

Perkins replaces Warren Luff, who was originally slated to drive the car however was forced to withdraw from the drive due to work clashes elsewhere.

Burges raced the car with Matthew Brabham in the final round of the 2016 Australian Production Car Series, finishing second in class.

FULL B6HR ENTRY LIST REVEALED

THE FULL entry list for the 2017 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour has been revealed, showcasing a remarkably competitive and diverse field of cars and drivers.  

152 drivers are nominated to compete in the race, ranging from 15-year-old Tyson Harvey from Adelaide - who due to licensing requirements won’t be able to take to Mount Panorama until he turns 16 on Easter Saturday – to recent Bathurst 1000 winner Chaz Mostert and Aussie racing legend John Bowe.

SYDNEY BROTHERS TO RACE FOR A CURE

Sydney brothers Ben and Michael Kavich will ‘race for a cure’ for breast cancer in the 2017 Bathurst 6 Hour this Easter long weekend.

Following Ben’s wife Toula’s diagnosis in April 2016 and their mother Mary in 2004 and grandmothe Grace in 2002, the brothers are taking action for all women affected by breast cancer. They will be
taking to the track in the full pink liveried Race for a Cure Number 15 Subaru to raise money for the clinical trials research program funded by the Breast Cancer Institute of Australia (BCIA).

CONTENDERS LINE-UP TO CHALLENGE FOR BATHURST WIN

STAR DRIVER combinations are lining up to challenge for victory ahead of the 2017 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour this Easter.

A significant increase in depth has thrown the race wide-open this year, with a large percentage of the outright cars entered amongst the 66-car grid thought to be chances at a Bathurst Podium on April 16.

The combination of brand-new cars yet to be tested on the Mountain and high quality driver combinations will likely make this race one of the most open Bathurst has seen in years.

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