Ellery family returns for second B6HR campaign
THE ELLERY family will have another crack at tackling the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour this year.
Former Bathurst 1000 podium finisher Steven Ellery will again be joined by sons Tristan and Dalton aboard a BMW M3 and will look to build on a strong debut performance for the family firm last year.
Dalton Ellery qualified their car 6th last year and while troubles in the race saw them restricted to 17th outright (5th in Class X), the family trio enjoyed the experience enough to commit to a return this year.
“I was a little under prepared going into last year’s event due to me committing so late. It didn’t really hamper me as I just love Bathurst and the adrenaline also helped” Steve said.
The event’s uniqueness gives families the opportunity to team up in one of the eight classes with the Ellery’s choosing the outright class X in a BMW M3.
“Our M3 will again be maintained and serviced by the team at Bruce Lynton Service on the Gold Coast as part of a four-car operation” said Ellery Sr.
“My two boys are enjoying their racing and Dalton has expanded to a TA2 program as well. As a father its very rewarding seeing them compete and having fun with the family trackside. I’ve had 17-odd starts at Bathurst and now it’s all about them.”
Tickets, corporate and camping are now on sale for the 2022 event, to be held across the April 15-17 Easter long weekend.
The race will be broadcast live, ad-break free and on demand via Stan Sports.