Bathurst 12 Hour date for 2025 set

Tuesday 28 May, 2024
The Bathurst 12 Hour has announced its date.
The date for 2025 Bathurst 12 Hour has been revealed with the popular event to return to its traditional date on Sunday 2 February.
This year, the popular endurance race had taken place two weeks after its usual time slot, after key stakeholders were consulted about changing the event date.
In the lead up to the main event on Sunday, the Bathurst 12 Hour will kick off with the popular track to town parade on the Thursday, practice sessions on the Friday and Qualifying on the Saturday.
Bathurst 12 Hour Event Director, Shane Rudzis was pleased with the changes made for the next year.
“It’s great to have the dates locked in for 2025 and know that the world will return to Mount Panorama across the January 31 – February 2 weekend next year,” Rudzis said.
“We need to be flexible and dynamic in scheduling the race to ensure it fits within the international calendar each year which is why the date has shifted two weeks earlier in 2025.
“The level of interest and excitement in the race is already high and we’ve had fantastic discussions with current entrants and new teams and brands who are keen to race next February.
“At the same time, we continue to review all elements of the event to continue the improvements already put in place in 2023 and 2024, to not only grow the event but add to the experience for everyone attending.
“We’re very proud of the growth of the Bathurst 12 Hour. We’ve seen over the last two years huge crowds, camping records broken, amazing world-class vehicle demonstrations on track setting scintillating lap times, legends of world motorsport coming back yearly, amazing activations and car displays, plus much more.”
Bathurst Regional Council Mayor, Jess Jennings was also excited to have the event take place in the area once again.
“We are proud to be partners with Supercars in the ongoing success of the Bathurst 12 Hour,” Jennings said.
“It is an event that has seen significant growth over the last few years and delivers huge exposure to Bathurst and our fantastic region to a global audience.
“We look forward to the 2025 event continuing to build on that momentum and deliver another outstanding event for our visitors and another exciting race.”
The 2025 edition will once again open the national motorsport season as well as serving as the first round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge, a role it has played since the launch of the global GT3 competition in 2016.
Next year the grid is expected to welcome brand-new models with the upcoming Ferrari 296 GT3, Ford Mustang GT3 and Chevrolet Corvette GT3 all to be eligible to compete for the first time.
Camping, Ticketing and Corporate Experiences for 2025 are expected to go on sale later this year.
The 2025 Bathurst 12 Hour will be held at Mount Panorama on 30 January- 2 February.
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