Bowe’s Bathurst 6 Hour ride confirmed

Tony Virag, John Bowe, and Joe Krinelos

John Bowe will race with gentlemen drivers Tony Virag and Joe Krinelos in this year’s Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour.

The newly built a VF HSV GTS car will be run by Krincorp Racing and contest Class A1 for Extreme Performance Forced Induction cars.

It will be Bowe’s third start in the Bathurst 6 Hour having finished third outright with David Wall in 2016.

“It’s fantastic, I love the 6 Hour race with showroom cars and small modifications, I’m really looking forward to it,” said Bowe.

“Last May I joined the team for a production car round at Sandown in a similar car and we had a such a great race weekend, way better than I expected. Bring on the 6 Hour.”

Virag is a regular in NSW Production Touring Cars but has also racked up two class wins in the Bathurst 6 Hour.

He took out Class A2 with a sixth outright in 2016 and Class B2 with a 10th outright in 2018, the latter with Krinelos.

“I’m looking forward to racing with JB again this time at Mount Panorama in such a competitive car,” said Virag.

“All three drivers will bring their strengths and with our hard-working team, I think we have a good mix of knowledge and speed.”

Team owner Krinelos added, “I have strong team-mates and a fantastic car.

“This GTS is proving quick and combined with this track being a favourite of all three drivers, I’m excited.”

The 2019 Bathurst 6 Hour takes place on April 19-21.

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