Bathurst Motor Festival category line-up taking shape
Organisers of the Bathurst Motor Festival have locked in five of the seven categories that will compete at its Easter 2013 event.
The New South Wales Production Touring Car Series is set to make its first appearance at the iconic circuit, while Formula Vee will move across from its previous slot on the sister Bathurst 12 Hour support program.
The two new classes will join regular BMF racing fixture the Production Sports Cars, alongside the similarly returning New South Wales Road Racing Club and Porsche Club regularities.
Speedcafe.com understands that the Formula 3 Australian Drivers’ Championship, which headlined this year’s event, will also make a repeat appearance.
The FW1 Aussie Racing Cars Series has competed at the BMF in recent years but is not expected to be a part of the 2013 event, leaving the seventh slot open to another state-level category.
Meanwhile, Production Touring Car category manager Gerry Murphy says that he’s expecting a big field for his class’ maiden Bathurst outing.
“We sent out two emails to the competitor group and ended up with 42 expressions of interest straight away,” he said.
“It is an amazing opportunity for our category to have the opportunity to race at Bathurst and the response from the competitors has been nothing but positive. Filling the grid won’t be a drama.”