POLL: V8 Supercars and the Bathurst 12 Hour

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Monday 3rd August, 2015 - 3:58pm

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The Bathurst 12 Hour has gone from strength to strength in recent years

The Bathurst 12 Hour has gone from strength to strength in recent years

The Bathurst 12 Hour has enjoyed strong growth under James O’Brien’s Yeehah events, but is now preparing for a new era following a V8 Supercars buyout.

V8 Supercars’ acquisition of the GT event has ruffled plenty of feathers in the motorsport community following its previously hostile attitude towards the 12 Hour.

Regardless, the touring car category is now promising to take the race to ‘the next level’ through the resources of its Supercars Events business, which currently promotes 10 V8 Supercars meetings.

Amid expectations that a flood of V8 Supercars drivers will rejoin the field, CEO James Warburton has stressed a commitment to the GT3 format and growing international interest in the event.

While only time will tell what the future holds, we want to know what impact you think the V8 Supercars takeover will have on the 12 Hour.

Vote now on this week’s Pirtek Poll.