30 June 2014 | General


The ‘Legends of Bathurst’ return to Mount Panorama with full 55-car fieldTHE Heritage Touring Cars series has been confirmed as part of the program for the 2015 Bathurst Motor Festival at Mount Panorama, Bathurst.The Historic category – featuring Group C and A Touring Cars made famous by their deeds at the world-class circuit in the annual October classic – is making a return to the Mountain for the first time since it competed at the 2011 Bathurst 12 Hour.The BMF will be held on the April 3-5 Easter weekend next year and has been popular since first appearing on the calendar in 2006. It has been held ever year since 2011 in its now traditional Easter date.Interest among the HTC fraternity hit full throttle almost immediately with the category receiving a full field of 55 cars within a week of confirmation of its participation.Heritage Touring Cars Director Ed Singleton says the category’s return to Bathurst will be a highlight of the category’s 2015 racing calendar.”James O’Brien and his team have built a great event in the Bathurst Motor Festival over the last few years and it’s no surprise that Heritage Touring Car drivers have voted with their feet to support it,” says Singleton.”These cars were made famous by their deeds at Mount Panorama and the mix and blend of the field will see something for everyone line up on the grid.”The Bathurst Motor Festival is a celebration of motorsport and we’re thrilled to be along for the ride.”