Intercontinental GT Challenge’s 2020 season opener at the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour will also feature the CAMS Australian Endurance Championship.
In what could be the biggest Bathurst yet, Mount Panorama will – for the first time –simultaneously play host to both the world’s only global GT3 series and all classes contesting the first of three long-distance Australian GT rounds.
It’s not the first time that a domestic championship has run alongside Australia’s International Enduro: in 2013 – three years before Bathurst became an Intercontinental event – the first hour of the race formed a round of the Australian GT Championship.
In 2020 AEC points will only be awarded after all 12 hours, while Intercontinental’s full-season manufacturers can also nominate national entries to score #IntGTC points.
The AEC has a long history within Australian motorsport and is one of only a handful awarded championship status by national governing body, CAMS. In the last four seasons it has been contested as part of the broader Australian GT Championship for GT3 cars, which will be joined by the GT4 and Marc Cars models that have become a staple of Bathurst’s multi-class race.
The Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour kicks off Intercontinental’s 2020 campaign on January 30 – February 2.