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A total of 55 sports cars compete in one of the world's top entrance races, with 6 Audi R8 LMSs and 5 Mercedes Benz SLS AMGs giving German brands enough power to compete against the defending Bathurst winners.

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Photo Credit: Lily-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.

 

Ligui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour is Australia's premier international endurance race. It will take place from 6 to 8 February 2015.

A 12 hour race, it was established in 1991 and continued through 1994. The race was re-established in 2007 and has been held every year ever since.

GT3s, GT4s, and other sports cars will take part along the 1,000 kilometre, or 620 mile, course.

The race is held each year on the Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales, a town of 33,110 people, which is located 203 kilometres, or 126 miles, west of Sydney .

TV personality Ben Collins is among a host of high profile racing enthusiasts taking part in the event this year. He will join Maranello Motorsport in seeking back to back victories in the gruelling  endurance race.

Ben has won sevral LeMans 24 hour starts. He currently works as a TV presenter. He has written books and has served as a highly skille stunt driver for several high-profile Hollywood flicks.

“The NSW Government is proud to support the Bathurst 12 Hour through our tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, as part of an outstanding calendar of motorsport events for the State in 2015, and a key event for Regional NSW,” says New South Wales Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism and Major Events Troy Grant.

“I am delighted by the field announced for next year’s Bathurst 12 Hour, which confirms the international appeal and prestige of Australia’s longest endurance motor race and the iconic Mount Panorama circuit on which it is held.”

How to Get There

Bathurst is approximately 3 hours by car from downtown Sydney. It is about 4.5 hours by train. It can also be reached by air on Regional Express. The flight time is about 50 minutes.

Where to Stay

Bathurst is a small community with limited accommodation options. 

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