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15 September 2021 |

Australian Racing Group categories to compete in huge six day Bathurst event

Australian Racing Group (ARG) is pleased to confirm all six of its racing categories will compete as part of a massive motorsport event at Bathurst later this year.

Amidst the Coronavirus pandemic which has significantly disrupted the Australian motorsport calendar for a second year, ARG, Supercars and Bathurst Regional Council have agreed to bring the sport’s leading racing categories together for a consolidated major event on the Mount Panorama circuit.

ARG’s categories, headlined by the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series, will now close out the 2021 season as part of an expanded Bathurst 1000 event from Tuesday, November 30 through to Sunday, December 5.

In a win for Australian motorsport fans, an unprecedented line-up of 10 racing categories will feature across a six-day festival of motorsport on the nation’s greatest racing circuit.

The development means that the inaugural running of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst International – originally scheduled for November 26-28 – has been cancelled.

Anyone who purchased a ticket or campsite to the Supercheap Auto Bathurst International will receive a full refund. Refunds will be processed by event ticketing providers within 14 days.

With COVID-19 restrictions on state borders and mass gatherings continuing late into 2021, the consolidated event allows 10 categories to race at Mount Panorama over a date which is expected to offer the best prospect of spectator attendance and reduced or removed restrictions on interstate travel.

In addition to the season finale of the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series, the new date will mark the long-awaited Bathurst debut of the V8-powered S5000 open wheel formula. The maiden Bathurst appearance for S5000 will mark the second of two rounds forming the prestigious Tasman Series which has been revived for 2021.

Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia Powered by AWS, the National Trans Am Series and Gulf Western Oil Touring Car Masters each return to the legendary Mountain for a second event this year.

ARG’s categories will share the Mount Panorama circuit over six days with the Repco Supercars Championship competing for the Repco Bathurst 1000, along with the Dunlop Super2 & Super3 Series, Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia, Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia 86 Series and the Haltech V8 SuperUtes Series.

QUOTES

Matt Braid
CEO, Australian Racing Group

“This major event at Bathurst is going to be one of the biggest spectacles ever seen in Australian motorsport, and it is a credit to all parties for putting the sport first,” said Matt Braid.

“There’s no doubt these are difficult times we live in, so to have this come together with the cooperation of Supercars to benefit all our competitors, commercial partners and most importantly, the fans, it’s a huge win for all.

“And there’s no better place to hold the grandest of finales to the 2021 motorsport season than at Mount Panorama.

“ARG would like to thank Benjamin Ward and his team at Supercheap Auto for their flexibility, as well as the Bathurst Regional Council for their ongoing support and desire to make this event happen.”

Benjamin Ward
Managing Director, Supercheap Auto

“Supercheap Auto is pleased to work with the stakeholders that will see an unparalleled number of classes competing at Bathurst.

“We understand the challenges the motorsport community have faced this year and a spectacle like this brings all categories together and is great for the sport and fan base.

“Supercheap Auto have a proud history at Bathurst and we look forward to reuniting with our fans at the mountain and crowning our 2021 Supercheap Auto TCR Series champion.”

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