Tickets on sale for Supercheap Auto Bathurst International
Tickets for the inaugural Supercheap Auto Bathurst International are on sale now which, after three years in the making, promises to be an event worth the wait.
Jointly promoted by Australian Racing Group (ARG) and Bathurst Regional Council, the Supercheap Auto Bathurst International is the newest annual event to be held on the world-famous Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit. This year’s running will take place between November 11-13.
Supercheap Auto, Australia’s leading retailer of automotive parts and accessories, is the inaugural, multi-year naming rights partner of the Bathurst International.
While the global pandemic put a halt to the event in 2020 and 2021, nothing will stop Mount Panorama’s newest event going ahead this year.
Broadcast live and ad-break free on Stan Sport, a total of seven racing categories – all featuring international heritage and flavour – will compete around the hallowed 6.213km public road circuit.
The Supercheap Auto Bathurst International will be a celebration of racing categories with an international and world-class flavour, including open wheel racecars, touring cars and GT sports cars. The large international fanbases of these categories will also be watching the live event which will truly showcase the Mount Panorama track and the Bathurst region to the world.
Headlining the event will be the final round of the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series, bringing its global brand of touring car racing to Bathurst. Featuring high-quality Australian drivers representing brands from Germany, France, Italy, Japan and South Korea, the category adopted in more than 30 regions will race in a blue-riband Bathurst event.
The Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS brings GT3-specification endurance racing back to Mount Panorama. A three-hour, two-driver race will decide the 2021 Australian Endurance Championships.
American muscle will be firing on all eight cylinders with the fast-growing Trans Am category competing in a special, stand-alone event to close its racing year. Built by Howe Racing Enterprises in Michigan, USA, Trans Am’s identically powered V8 Ford, Chevrolet and Dodge machines have turned on some of the most exciting racing in Australian motorsport this year.
The prospect of international drivers competing in TCR, GT World Challenge and Trans Am will also enhance the global appeal of the event.
Rekindling the legendary beasts which have defined Mount Panorama’s racing history, the Gulf Western Oil Touring Car Masters will pit the best Australian muscle cars of the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s against American classics such as the Ford Boss Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro.
Open wheel race cars will be represented too, with the S5000s back for their second assault on The Mountain. The category made its debut at Bathurst last year, but this time, it will form part of the reborn Tasman Series.
Adding to the international flavour will be the Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge for the Stuttgart-built 911 GT3 Cup cars, while the Australian Production Car Series caps off the truly diverse array of cars and categories.
Motor racing fans will have plenty to do and see, on and off track. Camping will be available at both the bottom and top of Mount Panorama with the McPhillamy and Paddock campgrounds open. Children under 12 can attend the event for free.
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Managing Director, Supercheap Auto
“Supercheap Auto is excited to return to Mount Panorama as a naming rights sponsor,” said Ward.
“We look forward to working with Australian Racing Group and the Bathurst Regional Council on delivering an exciting Supercheap Auto Bathurst International with world-class racing categories and drivers.
“Motor racing is in our heritage and it’s a passion we share with our team and fans. Supporting international motor racing is just another way we share this passion.”
CEO, Australian Racing Group
“It has been over three years since we first won the tender to host the Bathurst International. The world has thrown up some challenges, but this year, it’s going to happen, and it’s going to be an event worth the wait,” said Braid.
“The Supercheap Auto Bathurst International will be the best of the SpeedSeries categories, with an influx of overseas flavour. We are expecting a number of quality off shore talent to join us at Australia’s greatest race track for a truly global motorsport festival.
“One of the highlights will be the conclusion of the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series. It has proved to be a high competitive, unpredictable season, and what better place to conclude the title than at Mount Panorama.
“Add to that the GT World Challenge, Touring Car Masters, Trans Am, S5000, Porsche Sprint Challenge and the production cars and it is a smorgasbord of local and international cars and stars that will make a new, fresh event to the famous Bathurst circuit.”
Cr. Robert Taylor
Mayor of Bathurst
“After a two year wait, we are so excited to partner with ARG to bring this exciting new event to Mount Panorama,” said Cr. Taylor.
“An event of this calibre will bring an international focus to the racing circuit featuring cars and drivers from all over the world.
“Mount Panorama has a reputation as one of the best racing circuits in the world.
“The international exposure of this event will elevate Mount Panorama’s prestige and showcase the racing circuit and Bathurst to a global audience.”