Lotus are frequent visitors to The Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, having competed in every running of the event between 2005 and 2015, picking up multiple class wins along the way.
While plans for a return to GT racing remain work in progress, Lotus Cars Australia will once again support the event through its retail site situated in the Harris Park precinct. Last year saw thousands of race fans visit the site to see Lotus cars both old and new. The public response to the 2019 site has prompted Lotus to go a little bit extra on the 2020 site.
Lotus Cars Australia CEO Lee Knappett says “I think we can all agree that it would be very exciting to see Lotus back in the GT field, and I hope that we will see a return to GT racing soon. In the meantime, we are happy to operate our retail site through which we can showcase our products and the lifestyle that Lotus owners enjoy as part of their ownership experience. Many of our customers will be visiting the 12 hour event and staying on for our annual Lotus Only Bathurst Track Day on Wednesday 5th February”.
2020 is the 3rd time Lotus Cars Australia has secured the iconic Mount Panorama circuit to host a track day that will see 107 cars and 160+ guests participate, with over 130 people attending a “pitlane” welcome dinner on Tuesday evening before.
“As far as customer track days go, they don’t come much bigger or better than Bathurst, and we are delighted to be able to make such an event available to our loyal and passionate customer base” says Knappett.
Lotus Cars Australia wishes all participants in The Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour a safe and rewarding event, and invites race fans to drop into the Lotus site over the weekend.