Bathurst 12 Hour gets bigger and better
THE Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour is adding an bonus day of on-track action in a win for fans, teams and drivers.
The 2019 12 Hour weekend will start a day earlier on Thursday, January 31.
Teams and drivers from both Australia and overseas will welcome the additional practice time while the extra day will also allow for a fourth support category to be added to the program, increasing the variety for fans.
Tickets for 2019 are now on sale at early bird prices.
"Adding a fourth day was the next natural step in the evolution of the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour," said event director Kurt Sakzewski.
"Any extra laps at Bathurst are priceless. Adding more track time will allow teams and drivers, especially our international contingent, more time to learn the circuit and its challenges, ultimately making for a better Sunday race.
"It also enables us to add a fourth support category which will give spectators and those watching online and on television more action and bang-for-their-buck."
Uncovered grandstand tickets on pit straight start at just $70 while the popular covered pit straight stand will also return, offering great views of pit lane, turn one and super screens while also protecting fans from the elements.
Four-day trackside tickets start at $60 for adults or $40 concession. Sunday-only access is still just $30 for an adult ticket if purchased online during the early bird period.
Introduced for the first time in 2018, the popular Pit Lane walk will return with tickets again priced at just $20 for this exclusive, "access-all-areas" look behind the scenes.
All grandstand and trackside tickets will continue to include free paddock access to patrons.
VIP Parking is also available and priced at $40 for four days.
Campground sales have also kicked off. Sites in the paddock, Reid and Sulman and McPhillamy are priced at $90 if purchased prior to June 27.
Demand for camping is expected to once again be high, with the Paddock and McPhillamy Park campgrounds selling out in record time prior to the 2018 event. Fans are encouraged to book online quickly to secure their place trackside.
Tickets can be purchased via Ticketek, with access via the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour website.