Early bird entries closing as pit lane rules evolve for B12hr

EARLY BIRD entries for the LIQUI MOLY Bathurst 12 Hour close next week, with potential competitors encouraged to lodge their entry paperwork with event organisers up to and including 31 March 2022. 

Entries lodged prior to that point receive a significant discount on their entry fee, with entries to be charged at the full price for the period from 1 April through to the date entries close at 5:00pm on 20 April 2022.

Entries can be lodged via the form on the LIQUI MOLY Bathurst 12 Hour website, by clicking here

Meanwhile, competitor feedback gained from an information session at the recent Phillip Island round of the Fanatec GT World Challenge powered by AWS has seen subtle changes to the pit lane regulations surrounding the 2022 race.

A change to the rules will see six team members receive working arm bands at the race, up from four initially detailed in the sporting regulations.

The arm band dictates the people allowed to work on the car during one of the nine compulsory pit stops in place this year.

While regulations still restrict teams to only four ‘over the line’ people with arm bands, a total of six people will now be allowed to rotate duties in the working lane.

Only four people will be permitted to work on the car to change tyres, refuel or repair damage during any given stop, however feedback from teams indicated that some flexibility – and the option to have two additional people on hand – would be positive to ease pressure on ‘over the line’ crews throughout the course of the race.

The changes will be reflected in updated Sporting regulations that will be distributed to teams and made available on the 12-Hour website.

Bathurst 12 Hour Motorsport Operations Manager Paul Martin and driver and team representative Craig Baird visited Phillip Island to brief GT World Challenge competitors on plans for the 12-Hour this year.

Positive discussions were conducted with the GTWC competitor group, promoter Australian Racing Group and SRO, the promoters of the Intercontinental GT Challenge, who were represented by founder and CEO, Stephane Ratel.