22 February 2021 | General

Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour regulations released 

The sporting and technical regulations that underpin the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour have been released to competitors by Motorsport Australia and promoters, Australian Racing Group.

CLICK HERE to download the 2021 Bathurst 6 Hour regulations.

It marks another step in the countdown to Australia’s biggest race for Production Cars, as a field of more than 60 builds towards a massive Easter long weekend at Mount Panorama on April 2-4.

Tickets, camping and corporate tickets are on sale for the 2021 event now – just click the links to purchase online.


An emphasis has been placed on consistency of both the sporting and technical regulations, with the stable set of rules broadly similar to what had been confirmed for the cancelled 2020 event and had previously been put in place for the most recent Bathurst 6 Hour, contested in 2019.

A maximum of three drivers are allowed per car, with no driver permitted to complete more than 3.5 hours of the race.

A one-hour rest period will be enforced for drivers prior to jumping back into the car.

The Bathurst 6 Hour grid will be determined via a pair of 20-minute qualifying sessions; the first for the bottom 50% of the field following practice and the second for the fastest half of the grid.

As it has since its genesis, the race will commence with a rolling start with cars flagged away from the grid at the traditional 11:30 am (AEST) start time.

Competitors will need to be wary of the Sunday schedule; daylight savings are set to end at 3AM on Sunday, April 4 this year.

Cars in the outright ‘Class X’ (Ultimate Performance) will be required to complete six mandatory Compulsory pit stops (CPS) throughout the race, while competitors in classes A1 (Extreme Performance Forced Induction), A2 (Extreme Performance, Normally Aspirated) and B1 (High Performance Forced induction) will need to complete four each.

The remaining classes will be required to complete three CPS throughout the race – with the CPS time of 90 seconds starting when the car crosses the control line at pit entry and ending when it crosses the line at pit exit.

Each car will be allowed to take up to six brand-new sets of MRF Tyres for use across practice, qualifying and the race.

Entries close in two weeks, on March 5, and currently stand at more than 60 confirmed competitors.

The 2021 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour will be shown live on the screens of Seven this Easter, alongside a bumper on-track program that includes the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series, Fanatec GT World Challenge presented by AWS, National Trans Am series, Radical Australia Cup, MRF Bathurst Excel Challenge and NSW Historic Touring Cars.

Ken Collier – Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour Event Director

“We (event promoter Australian Racing Group) have worked very closely with Motorsport Australia to finalise the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour sporting and technical regulations for this year,” said Collier.

“It’s been a lengthy process and one that builds on everything the event has learned over the first four years in making sure we can offer a competitive and open race for everyone competing – and something entertaining for those watching at the track or on the Seven Network across the weekend.

“Entries continue to flow in and we’re really looking forward to confirming the full grid that will tackle the race this Easter long weekend.”