The Australian-primarily based Supercars championship is hoping to add some other Bathurst round to its calendar, the usage of the slot as an occasion much like the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Earlier this month, the Bathurst Regional Council showed a fifth annual event at the venue turned into possible and it opened to expressions of the hobby at the beginning of April.

Expressions of interest for a 5th annual event at the well-known Bathurst circuit had to be submitted to the Council by means of 4 pm nearby time (7 am UK time) on Tuesday, with five proposals making the deadline.

Supercars is one key bidder because it looks to feature a 3rd occasion to its Mount Panorama roster at the side of the Bathurst 12 Hour and the Bathurst a thousand.


The 2017 NISMO Festival takes place November 26 at Fuji International Speedway in Japan. The annual fan appreciation day was first held in 1997 and features past and present stars and cars who have won major races and championships for Nissan and NISMO.

Autosport knows Supercars’ concept is a Festival of Speed-kind occasion, similar to the one run each 12 months at Goodwood within the UK.

That event makes use of the Goodwood Hillclimb, where more than a few types of equipment is proven off, frequently to over one hundred,000 enthusiasts.

TCR Australia has also made a joint submission for the 5th Bathurst calendar slot with the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport, which can bring about a long-distance TCR race on the Mount Panorama circuit.

Ontic Sports Pty Ltd, which promotes the Australian Production Car Championship, is any other bidder, together with Mountain Motor Sports, which runs the Australian Tarmac Rally Championship.

The very last bidder is 24 Hours of Lemons Australia Pty Ltd, an organizer of low-price range 24-hour races. There have been no worldwide submissions.

“It is heartening to look the sort of sturdy response to the EOI manner and the extent of exhilaration and interest that the Mount Panorama circuit continues to generate many of the motor racing fraternity,” said mayor Graeme Hanger.

“Council will now adopt assessment of the EOIs and is not able to make any in addition remark until this process is complete.”

Should the council decide to host the fifth occasion, it’ll take a seat along the Bathurst 12 Hour, the Bathurst 1000, the Bathurst 6 Hour and Challenge Bathurst.

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