September 30, 2020

Porsche pulls N24 drivers, Manthey squad over COVID fears

The German manufacturer took the decision in the wake of positive tests being returned during routine checks in the wake of last weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours, where Manthey ran the two factory Porsche 911 RSR-19s in the GTE Pro class.Read Also:Porsche puzzled by lack of pace in troubled Le Mans run A statement released late on Monday evening by Manthey stated that …Keep reading …

Bentley commits to remaining IGTC races of 2020

The British manufacturer has announced a new customer programme that will reunite the winning Bentley Team M-Sport crew of Jules Gounon, Maxime Soulet and Jordan Pepper from the Bathurst 12 Hours IGTC opener in February over the final three events of what is now a four-round series. The trio of factory drivers will race together in a Bentley Continental GT3 run by the K-PAX team when …Keep reading …

Mostert splits with BMW GT programme

The Walkinshaw Andretti United driver has spent the past few seasons on BMW’s books, having caught the eye of BMW while driving a customer M6 GT3 at the Bathurst 12 Hour in 2017.Mostert went on to compete in a number of overseas endurance races in both the M6 GT3 and the M8 GTE, the highlight coming earlier this year when he teamed up with John Edwards, Augusto Faros and Jesse Krohn to win the …Keep reading …

Bathurst reunion for famous GRM Monaro

GRM built two Monaro back in the early 2000s to compete in the Nations Cup series, as well as tackle the short-lived 24-hour race at Bathurst.The Holdens proved unstoppable at Mount Panorama, winning both the 2002 race with Garth Tander, Steve Richards, Nathan Pretty and Cam McConville, and the 2003 race with Peter Brock, Greg Murphy, Jason Bright and Todd Kelly.GRM retained ownership of …Keep reading …

Hollywood star Eric Bana eyeing Bathurst return

The Hollywood superstar, and renowned motorsport enthusiast, is no stranger to the Bathurst circuit, having made a number of Bathurst 12 Hour starts.His best result came in 2009, during the event’s production car era, when Bana combined with Tim Leahey and Peter Hill to finish 10th in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo.Bana’s last start, and only since GT3 cars became eligible, was in a Lamborghini …Keep reading …

Sneaking a Supercar into the Bathurst 12 Hour

Supercars may own the Bathurst 12 Hour now, but five years ago it the series and the event were at war.It was a cold war, mostly, with Supercars carefully framing its actions as anything but an attack on the Bathurst 12 Hour and its rising popularity.However a decision to hold the official pre-season Supercars test on the same weekend as the 2015 Bathurst 12 Hour was construed by many as a …Keep reading …

What categories are racing at the 2020 Bathurst International?

The Australian Racing Group has confirmed the full list of categories that will make up the new event, including a first Mount Panorama appearance for both TCR Australia and the wild V8-powered S5000 category.As already confirmed the two-driver international TCR race won’t go ahead due to international border restrictions, with the event reverting to a TCR Australia sprint round.The …Keep reading …

Cancelled Suzuka 10h not replaced on IGTC schedule

The Stephane Ratel Organisation that organises the IGTC, as well as the various GT World Challenge series, said upon the cancellation of the Suzuka race in May that it would try and replace the event with a new race in Asia.However, a statement issued on Friday said that a decision was made to keep the 2020 schedule at just four races after “consultation with teams and manufacturers” and was …Keep reading …

Own your own piece of Mount Panorama

Located midway down the famous bit of race track, 498 Conrod Straight, Mount Panorama is on the market for the first time in 88 years.It features a six bedrooms and three bathrooms split across a main residence and a detached extension as well as a shed and an orchard.”Bathurst is home to some amazing pieces of real estate, each located in their own distinct suburb or locality that makes …Keep reading …

2020 Nurburgring 24hr race currently not at risk

Despite the ban on major events until the end of October imposed by the German government, the ADAC Nordrhein is doing everything it can to enable the race to take place Sept. 24-27. Hopes regarding a large spectator presence are diminishing, however.A spokesman told Motorsport.com: “We do not favour the cancellation of the 24-hour race in a hurry. It is the most important event for the whole …Keep reading …