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Bathurst 12H Included in Expanded Seven-Round Calendar

Seven events on tap for second season of SRO/ARG-managed Australian championship…

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The Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour is set to feature in the Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS schedule this year as part of an expanded seven-round calendar for the series.

The postponed May 13-15 enduro at Mt. Panorama appears on the 2022 schedule, although details surrounding the event have yet to be confirmed by promoters Australian Racing Group and SRO Motorsports Group.

Previous seasons of the Australian GT Championship were included in the Bathurst 12 Hour, with points typically being scored at the one-hour mark of the race.

SRO has utilized similar measures for its GTWC America series, with the first three hours of the Indianapolis 8 Hour counting towards points in the domestic championship.

Phillip Island is slated to kick off the 2022 GTWC Australia season in mid-March prior to the planned trip to Mt. Panorama and a second event in May scheduled at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Visits to Queensland Raceway, Sandown Raceway, The Bend Motorsport Park and a return to Mt. Panorama, during the Bathurst International weekend, are currently planned. 

No word has been given on which events, if any, will be run as endurance races.

The seven-round schedule compares to the four events contested over its inaugural season in 2021, which was severely affected by COVID-19-related travel restrictions.  

Most parts of Australia have been opened up in the months since, which should see minimal impact to this year’s calendar.

2022 Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS Schedule
March 18-20 — Phillip Island
May 13-15 — Mt. Panorama (Bathurst 12H)
May 27-29 — Sydney Motorsport Park
Aug. 5-7 — Queeensland Raceway
Sept. 16-18 — Sandown Raceway
Oct. 14-16 — The Bend Motorsport Park
Nov. 11-13 — Mt. Panorama (Bathurst International)

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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