Moun­tain ex­cite­ment

Bathurst may be syn­ony­mous with V8 Su­per­cars but the stel­lar line-up of GT3 rac­ers is fast mak­ing in­roads

Herald Sun - Motoring - - NEWS - CRAIG DUFF

GLOBAL sup­port for this week­end’s Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour is fast estab­lish­ing the en­duro as the most sig­nif­i­cant pro­duc­tion car event here.

It may not challenge the Bathurst 1000 for do­mes­tic in­ter­est but it has es­tab­lished an in­ter­na­tional stand­ing for the same rea­son: every­one is en­thralled watch­ing high­pow­ered cars tackle the famed Mount Panorama circuit.

The ris­ing pop­u­lar­ity of the GT3 rac­ers con­cerned V8 Su­per­cars bosses to the point where they cam­paigned against the race in 2015 by re­fus­ing to let driv­ers com­pete and sched­ul­ing a test day on the same week­end.

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