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Creventic Proposing 24-Hour Bathurst Race

Creventic proposes 24-hour race at Mt. Panorama for its 24H Series…

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Creventic has emerged as a candidate to host a new event at Mt. Panorama, with the Dutch organization proposing a 24-hour endurance race at the famed Australian circuit.

Speedcafe.com reports that Creventic is one of six applicants that have placed tenders with the Bathurst Regional Council for a potential fifth event at the facility.

Local laws limit the semi-permanent circuit to just five events per year, with the fifth slot currently unfilled.

The council called for expressions of interest last month, which included bids from Supercars, TCR Australia promoters CAMS, as well as 24 Hours of Lemons Australia Pty Ltd.

The proposed Creventic race would be run as part of its 24H Series ‘Champion of the Continents’, which currently features the Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai, 24H Portimao, 24H Barcelona and 24H COTA.

“We think we can bring teams from all over the world and can become a highlight on the Australian motorsport calendar,” Creventic’s Ivo Breukers told Speedcafe.

“We like to use the same class structure as we are having in the 24h Dubai, 24h COTA, 12h Spa-Francorchamps and all our other events.

“It means a healthy mix of touring cars, GT4 and GT3s. Basically all private teams, some line-ups will have some pros added – but pure factory teams will not be allowed.”

Creventic feels there would be no conflict with the “existing and well-established” Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, which was recently confirmed for another two years. 

Breukers himself raced in the 12 Hour when Creventic had a marketing agreement with the event’s previous promoter, Yeehah Events, to bring a selected number of 24H Series cars to the race in 2012.

A number of details, such as the timing of the event and whether it would run for 24 hours continuously or have an overnight break, as many 24H Series events feature, have yet to be determined.

“In close cooperation with the Bathurst council we would like to choose the best time in year keeping in mind the logistic possibilities, and of course keeping in mind our 24h Dubai which we always have in the beginning of January,” Breukers said.

“One of the strongest points of Creventic is that all the logistics for a non-local team is included in the entry fee.

“For the USA COTA 24h race and the 24h Dubai race we are arranging sea freight (and airfreight if necessary) for over 70 teams; no hassle with customs or transport, we arrange it for teams all over the world trouble free.”

A decision from the Bathurst Council is not expected to be made until August.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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