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Bathurst 12H Facing Likely Postponement

Surge in COVID-19 Omicron cases puts February race date in jeopardy…

Photo: John Dagys

The Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour is facing a likely postponement amid the surge of COVID-19 Omicron cases in Australia.

Multiple local sources, including, are reporting that the 2022 Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli season-opener, originally scheduled for Feb. 25-27, is likely to be postponed to May.

According to 9News, more than 20,000 positive cases were reported in New South Wales on Sunday, including 18 deaths, marking all-time highs in the state over the last week.

Event promoter Supercars is currently “monitoring the situation” in NSW according to a statement provided to Speedcafe.

“There are no changes confirmed for the calendar at this point in time,” the statement read.

Changes are also expected to be made to the start of the Repco Supercars Championship, which was due to kick off its season in early March.

The impact of a potential new Bathurst 12 Hour date in May — amid the European racing season — will likely rule out most international entries from the event.

GruppeM Racing has so far been the only overseas team to officially commit to the race on its currently scheduled date.

The 2021 IGTC season finale at Kyalami, which has also been postponed due to the Omicron surge, is due to be run on Feb. 3-5.

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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