Martin Brundle’s Bathurst bid

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 13/03/2020
  • By Stefan Bartholomaeus

Formula 1 driver turned commentator Martin Brundle has declared his intention to race at Mount Panorama, Bathurst.

The 60-year-old Brit started in 158 F1 Grand Prix between 1984 and 1996, but is best known as the modern day voice of Formula 1.

Although long retired from regular driving, Brundle made a return to racing in 2019, with a one-off appearance at the Nurburgring’s Nordschleife circuit.

He shared an Aston Martin GT4 with son Alex in a VLN series race, finishing second in class.

Having ticked off his life-long goal of tackling the Nordschleife, Brundle is keen on a start in the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.

“We’d love to go to Bathurst,” said Brundle when asked by Supercars.com about the Australian venue.

“I did the old Nurburgring last year, had a race there with my son.

“That was to tick a big box, I had never raced there before and I would like to do Bathurst in a GT.

“I need to go back in the gym a bit but that looks great.

“It looks a bit scary in places but if I go to my grave having not raced at Bathurst, it would be a shame.”

Brundle never raced in the Bathurst 1000 or any other Australian Touring Car/Supercars event, despite stints racing for Tom Walkinshaw in Europe.

“I was always doing F1 or sportscars or TV. I think I sort of missed that moment,” he said.

“I did try to do a couple of guest drives but I don’t think anybody was looking for a 50-year-old at the time.”

Brundle features on Fox Sports’ coverage of the Formula 1 World Championship.

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