THE first major commitment made as part of the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour’s bushfire relief program has been confirmed.
SRO Motorsport Group, the promoter of the Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli, has pledged a remarkable donation of $25,200 towards the Australian Lions Club Foundation national bushfire appeal.
SRO pledged $5 for every lap completed by cars representing one of the nine full-season Intercontinental GT Challenge manufacturers.
The record 314-lap race distance ensured IntGTC entries completed 5,040 laps on Sunday.
100% of the funds will be distributed to those affected by the catastrophic bushfires burning across the country since November.
“From the moment the bushfires began burning our international teams and partners were in touch with the event asking ways in which they could support those affected,” said Bathurst 12 Hour Event Director, Kurt Sakzewski.
“SRO Motorsport Group and the Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli have risen to the occasion magnificently and because the race was a record-breaker in terms of laps completed, have pledged more than $25,000 towards the Lions Foundation, our official event charity.
“It’s a fantastic result and on behalf of Lions and the event we’re thankful to SRO for their support.”
The event hosted a large number of NSW Regional Fire Service (RFS) volunteers across the weekend, who were able to access the event for free in an effort to say thank you for their efforts.
Further details about 12-Hour related fundraising efforts will be confirmed in the coming days.