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THE Bathurst Motor Festival has put out a call for people looking to get closer than ever to one of Bathurst’s big race meetings – and one that celebrates a piece of Australian racing history.

The 2013 Bathurst Motor Festival, to be held across the Easter long weekend (March 29-31), will feature four race categories each with 50-plus entries, the return of Australia’s fastest cars from Australian Formula 3, plus two regulatory categories across a massive race program.

The Event will help celebrate the iconic Mount Panorama’s 75th anniversary but needs the assistance of volunteer officials to support the successful running of the Event.

A variety of positions are available for both CAMS accredited officials, and those without any formal training.

The weekend presents an opportunity for racing fans keen to get trackside and involved in the operations of a high profile race meeting to get a behind the scenes insight into the meeting.

Interested persons can apply via the Bathurst Motor Festival website from today, at

“Volunteering at the Bathurst Motor Festival is the best way to get more access to a race meeting than ‘only’ sitting on the hill and watching the cars go round,” Event Director James O’Brien said.

“As an event official you can do that – but from areas that regular spectators just can’t get access to.

“All our volunteers are well looked after and will receive three-day access to the Bathurst Motor Festival, a campground site, vest, shirt, cap, meals and an official program.

“We’d love to see some new faces trackside as part of what is set to be a big weekend celebrating the 75th anniversary of racing on Mount Panorama.”

The Bathurst Motor Festival will feature the opening round of the Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship, NSW Production Touring Cars, Group N historic Touring Cars, Production Sports Cars, Formula Vee and regularity categories, the New South Wales Road Racing Club and NSW Porsche Club.

The Event will be held between March 29-31.