Tickets are now on sale for the 2023 LIQUI MOLY Bathurst 12 Hour.
The 2023 event, which also doubles as the opening round of next season’s Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli campaign, is returning to its traditional early year date of 3-5 February at Australia’s spiritual home of motorsport, Mount Panorama.
LIQUI MOLY Bathurst 12 Hour Event Director Shane Rudzis said: “We had over 40,000 fans attend this year’s event and expect that number to grow in 2023 as international racing returns in full.
“Away from the racing there will be unique bars, classic cars on display, entertainment and food offerings that add to the motoring festival feel.
“We encourage fans to get in early and book their place at the mountain for the 2023 event as soon as possible.”
Tickets are on sale now for Trackside access, Uncovered Grandstand seating, Mountain Access and Priority Parking, which allows fans to park at the front gate of the LIQUI MOLY Bathurst 12 Hour event for a single day, the weekend, or all three (3) days.
Trackside access opens up Mount Panorama’s numerous viewing areas at the top and bottom of the Mountain and at The Chase.
The paddock is free with event tickets, so fans can experience behind the scenes where the teams work in the garages.
Kids 12 and under receive FREE Trackside entry when accompanied by a paying adult.
Early bird pricing finishes on October 16, 2022.
Campsites for 2023 will go on sale later this year, information will be released in due course.
Corporate Experiences are also now available and enquires can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Australia’s international endurance event has become one of the most anticipated races on the GT calendar, with 12 hours of bumper-to-bumper action featuring some of Supercars and the world’s biggest named drivers behind the wheel.
International manufacturers are expected to return in 2023 following the challenges of covid in 2021 and 2022.
The once-around-the-clock race is generally acknowledged and recognised around the world as one of the most significant races for GT vehicles.
In May, French racing star Jules Gounon made it back-to-back victories at the Bathurst 12 Hour after leading his team to victory in their Mercedes-AMG GT3.
The 27-year-old took the chequered flag alongside teammates Australian Kenny Habul, German Luca Stolz and Austrian Martin Konrad.
The victory fulfilled a lifelong ambition for Habul, who owns a property on Conrod Straight and dreamed of emulating his childhood mentor and Bathurst icon Peter Brock.
Millions watched the race unfold on the Seven Network and Fox Sports around Australia, with millions more tuning in via the event’s international stream.
Mayor of Bathurst Robert Taylor said: “The LIQUI MOLY Bathurst 12 Hour has become renowned as one of the premier international endurance challenges attracting a large contingent of international teams to Bathurst.
The world-wide exposure of the race builds on Mount Panorama’s excellent reputation as one of the world’s finest motor racing circuits and puts Bathurst firmly in the international spotlight.”
Stephane Ratel, SRO Motorsports Group Founder and CEO, said: “February just isn’t the same without the LIQUI MOLY Bathurst 12 Hour.
“Finding a way to stage this year’s race in May underlined the resilience and commitment that exists within motorsport, and also resulted in some unusual conditions for the 12 Hour as well as the first overall Pro-Am victory for many years. But I am delighted to see the event switching back to its traditional weekend, which allows greater scope for international entries to attend – a major element of Bathurst’s global appeal.”
Mark Johnson – Managing Director, LIQUI MOLY Australia said: “2023 is shaping up to be a big year for the LIQUI MOLY Bathurst 12 Hour.
“This race is special to us as we not only are proud major sponsors, we know there are teams in the race using our products and looking for our support on the ground when they are pushing hard to rebuild engines or swap engines out and we are only too happy to continue supporting those teams with our products.
“They are genuine users of LIQUI MOLY and have shared their feedback on how well the products perform in an enduro race such as this.
“2023 will mark 10 years of LIQUI MOLY partnering with this great race (due to missing 2021 from COVID).
“We knew this year’s race wasn’t going to be as big as previous years and are thankful to those teams that were as eager as us to get back to Bathurst for the best endurance race there is.
“We know next year with the race moving back to its usual place on the calendar we will see a bigger and hopefully more diverse grid with an international mix and are looking forward to seeing everyone back at Bathurst in 2023.”
Tickets for the 2023 LIQUI MOLY Bathurst 12 Hour are now available through Ticketek or bathurst12Hour.com.au.