Bathurst SuperFest to feature Bathurst 12 Hour, Bathurst 500 in 2024

28 Oct
Racing in 2024 will kick off with a mega 10-day event at the spiritual home of Australian motorsport
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  • GT3 enduro Bathurst 12 Hour will be held on February 16-18

  • Supercars season will open with Bathurst 500 on February 23-25

  • Week-long program of community events will celebrate 2024 Supercars season

Supercars is thrilled to announce that racing in 2024 will kick off with a mega 10-day event at the spiritual home of Australian motorsport, Mount Panorama, at the Bathurst SuperFest.

The New South Wales Government has secured this event, emphasising their commitment to major motorsport events and the visitor economy of regional New South Wales.

The Bathurst SuperFest will feature the Bathurst 12 Hour from February 16-18 and the Bathurst 500 from February 23-25, along with a week-long program of community events to celebrate the start of the 2024 Repco Supercars Championship.

The event will feature also feature a huge line up of support categories, including the opening round of the combined Dunlop Super2 and Super3 Series.

New South Wales will host three rounds of the 2024 Supercars Championship: Bathurst 500, Sydney SuperNight, and the Repco Bathurst 1000.

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The Bathurst 500 replaces the Newcastle 500 in 2024, with ongoing discussions about the future of the Newcastle event.

Minister for Jobs and Tourism, John Graham, stated: “The NSW Government is thrilled to partner with Supercars to once again to deliver more rounds of the 2024 Supercars series here in NSW than any other state.

“We are particularly excited to be hosting two rounds at the nation’s home of motorsport, Mount Panorama-Wahluu in Bathurst, including the opening round of the 2024 Supercars season with the Bathurst 500 as part of Bathurst SuperFest.

“This is a fantastic outcome for the sport, for the fans, for the community of Bathurst and for the people of NSW.”

Supercars CEO, Shane Howard, added: “The Bathurst SuperFest will give fans close to two weeks to celebrate some of the best drivers in the world, taking on Mount Panorama.

“Combining two marquee race meetings into the one major event in summer is an exciting initiative and we can’t wait to see fans fill the mountain and be a part of the action.

“We thank the NSW Government and Bathurst Regional Council for supporting our vision to bring something new to fans.

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Mayor of Bathurst Jess Jennings said: “I am thrilled that Supercars has announced that Bathurst will host the season opener, marking the beginning of an exciting race calendar.

“The Bathurst SuperFest will be one of the biggest events held at Mount Panorama and will provide a significant boost to our local economy.

“Motorsport fans from Australia and around the world can look forward to witnessing their favourite teams and drivers battle it out on this iconic circuit.”

The Bathurst SuperFest is subject to regulatory approval under the Motor Sports Event Act 2022.

Tickets for the Bathurst SuperFest will go on sale in coming weeks and further information for current ticket holders and campers attending the 2024 Bathurst 12 Hour will be made available in coming days.

The 2024 Bathurst SuperFest featuring the Bathurst 12 Hour and Bathurst 500 is the second date confirmed on the 2024 calendar for Supercars, the other being the return to NZ for the ITM Taupō SuperSprint which is locked in for 19-21 April, 2024.

Further information regarding the full calendar will be released in coming days. 

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