Track to Town, Signing Session kick off 12 Hour celebrations

Bathurst 12 Hour
15 Feb
Fans flock to meet Valentino Rossi and Bathurst 12 Hour field on bumper day
2 mins by Supercars.com
  • Fans lined Bathurst’s Russell Street to meet Bathurst 12 Hour field

  • Valentino Rossi, Craig Lowndes and more greet massive crowd

  • Entire 12 Hour field of GT cars drive to Bathurst in Town to Track

With less than a day until on-track action begins at the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour, thousands of fans descended on Russell Street in Bathurst CBD as the full field of cars and drivers arrived in town for a signing session.

The now traditional track-to-town saw the 30-car field of GT3 cars drive from Mount Panorama Circuit into the town of Bathurst, led by reigning Bathurst 12 Hour winner and Bathurst resident Kenny Habul.

A signing session followed with the more than 90 Bathurst 12 Hour drivers, where fans met Australian and international superstars including Valentino Rossi, Craig Lowndes, Chaz Mostert, and more.

Seven-time MotoGP Rossi makes his 12 Hour return after huge fanfare in 2023's event. Armed with a year of experience in the BMW M4 GT3, the Italian is confident he can push even harder as he chases Bathurst glory.

The event officially kicked off the Bathurst SuperFest, consisting of nearly two weeks of on-track action and off-track entertainment in Bathurst, featuring this weekend’s Repco Bathurst 12 Hour GT3 race, and next weekend’s Thrifty Bathurst 500 Supercars race weekend.

Bathurst 12 Hour teams and drivers will now undergo final preparations and meetings before practice gets underway tomorrow morning.

Practice 1 at the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour begins at 8:25am AEDT Friday morning, the first of four 40-minute practice sessions on the day.

The Repco Bathurst 12 Hour officially starts at 5:45am AEDT Sunday.


Tickets and campsites information for the Bathurst SuperFest can be found at Bathurst12hour.com.au and Supercars.com.

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

Live coverage of the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour and Thrifty Bathurst 500 will be found on the Seven and Foxtel family of networks.

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