Bathurst, Mt Panorama, New South Wales
3-5 February 2017
The most famous racing circuit in Australia and the home of one of the world's greatest motor races - which is of course our grueling, six and a half hour and 1000 kilometre long test of man and machine at the amazing 6.2km Mount Panorama circuit. The fastest of all V8 Supercar circuits, with cars reaching close to 300kph along Conrod Straight, the Bathurst circuit has it all, from a tight and twisting climb to the top of the mountain, to a fast flip-flop ride down that rewards bravery behind the wheel. This circuit is without a doubt a complex engineering exercise to get the cars absolutely right for, considering that two drivers need to be comfortable with the car set up. I came to within 13 laps of winning it in 2007...
22 January 2017
Reigning Supercars champion Mark Winterbottom will join BMW Team SRM for the Bathurst 12 Hour, along with DTM champion Marco Wittmann and Formula 1 and DTM star Timo Glock.
The three new additions to the squad will be spread across the two entries. Glock will join Tony Longhurst, Mark Skaife and Russell Ingall in the ‘Bathurst Legends’ entry. Winterbottom and Wittmann, meanwhile, will be paired with team boss and lead driver Steve Richards in the #100 BMW Team SRM M6 GT3.
- Track Length 6.213km
- Best Position 1st (2013)