THE depth of the 2014 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour field continues to grow, with Melbourne-based Ferrari team Vicious Rumour Racing confirming today that current Rolex Sports Car (Grand-Am) GT class champion Allesandro Balzan will join the team next year.
The 34-year-old Italian driver will join Tony Defelice in the teams’ Ferrari 458 GT3, which arrived in the country today, with further drivers to be announced soon. Entries for the race close in one weeks time, on December 13.
HE CONTESTS the top endurance events each year, but Ferrari ace Matt Griffin says the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour is now one of the best events on the global sports car calendar.
Having finished third in 2012 and second this year, Griffin will reunite with the Malaysian-based Clearwater Racing team once again next February in an attempt to go one better and score a Bathurst victory.
However, win or not, Australia’s 12-hour race is already a firm favourite in the mind of this highly rated Irish ace.
The latest incarnation of an Italian motorsport icon, the Fiat Abarth, is finally taking on the legendary Mount Panorama race track.
A factory backed motorsport team of two Abarth 695 Assetto Corse race cars will deliver unique Italian style and panache to Bathurst when they take on a full range of high performance production cars at the 2014 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour in February.
The spirited Abarth’s have already proved they can compete with the big guns by setting very competitive times in the wet during track testing at Phillip Island.
THE global debut of a brand-new endurance racer will feature at the 2014 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, as the race countdown reaches 100 days to go.
Event organisers have today confirmed the addition of a fourth Invitational class and confirmed that the brand-new ‘Marc Focus’ enduro racer will be eligible to compete in the race in a world first.
Three of the brand-new endurance racers appear on an expanded 50-car entry list confirmed today.