Camping, corporate experiences open for 2024 Bathurst 12 Hour

09 Aug
Race fans can reserve place at 2024 Bathurst 12 Hour
4 mins by James Pavey

Race fans can now reserve their place at the 2024 Bathurst 12 Hour, with camping and corporate experience options now on sale for Australia’s International Enduro.

A crowd of 53,466 attended the 2023 running of the international GT endurance race, which saw manufacturers and teams from around the world return to Mount Panorama for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic.

The rapidly growing 12 Hour will take place on a new date in 2024, shifting to the February 16-18 weekend, and will serve as a cornerstone event and the opening round of the 2024 Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli.

Along with the opening of sales for racegoers, official paperwork for competitors to enter the event has also been opened.

Grandstand and general admission ticketing details will be announced next week.

Following Bathurst, the IGTC will visit other iconic racing venues including Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and for the first time, the famed Nürburgring 24 Hour in Germany.

“We are delighted to announce that camping and corporate experiences are now on sale for the 2024 Bathurst 12 Hour as well as race entries for teams,” said Bathurst 12 Hour Event Director, Shane Rudzis.

“Coming off a hugely successful 2023 event with record crowds and another incredible race from some of the biggest marques, teams, and drivers in GT racing, we cannot wait to bring the world back to Bathurst again in 2024.”

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Rudzis expects a strong field of competitors, both returning and new, to journey to Mount Panorama in 2024, with race paperwork for prospective competitors now also open for entries.

“We have had very positive conversations with prospective competitors for 2024,” he said.

“Shifting the event back two weeks to mid-February has been very positively received by teams who will be coming out of the holidays, and also those competing at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in late January.

“The interest both domestically and abroad from world-class teams and drivers has been tremendous, and we are expecting another star-studded field to contest what has become cemented as one of the premier GT endurance races in the world.”

Continuing to improve the fan experience is also a priority for Rudzis and 12 Hour organisers for 2024, with plans for both off-track and on-track upgrades afoot.


“We have taken on plenty of feedback from the 2023 event and have plans in the works for more big screens, food offerings, amenities, and more to ensure an even better at-track experience for fans,” Rudzis continued.

“And after the popular on- track demonstrations we had in 2023, we are in conversations regarding even more high-profile entertainment for next year’s event, which we hope to be able to speak more on soon.”

Bathurst Mayor Robert Taylor looks forward to welcoming competitors and fans alike to town in February for one of its biggest weekends of the year.

2023 Bathurst 12 Hour kicks off

“The Bathurst 12 Hour has become renowned as one of the premier international endurance challenges attracting a large contingent of international teams to Bathurst,” Mayor Taylor said.

“The world-wide exposure of the race builds on Mt Panorama’s excellent reputation as one of the world’s finest motor racing circuits and puts Bathurst firmly in the international spotlight.”

The Bathurst 12 Hour is a major international sports car race organised in collaboration by Supercars, the SRO Group, and Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli.

Bathurst 12 Hour is proudly supported by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.

Last year’s race featured another classic Bathurst battle, with SunEnergy1 Racing’s Mercedes-AMG piloted by Jules Gounon, Luca Stolz, and Kenny Habul claiming a dramatic victory for the second consecutive year.

“We are very fortunate to have such a fantastic relationship with our partners at Destination New South Wales, the Bathurst Regional Council, the SRO Group,” Rudzis added.

“The Bathurst 12 Hour has tremendous momentum following its 2023 running and immense growth in recent years, and we are looking forward to holding an even more thrilling event at Mount Panorama in February 2024.”

Campsites and corporate experiences for the 2024 Bathurst 12 Hour are now available and can be reserved by visiting bathurst12hour.com.au.

Australia’s International Enduro will welcome the world’s best in GT racing for the 12-hour classic across the February 16-18 weekend.

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