One of Australia’s most recognizable and premium brands Virgin Australia, has announced their partnership with U.S.-based Competition Motorsports for next month’s Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.
Virgin Australia joins major sponsor Ice Break Iced Coffee as a partner for the Porsche 911 GT3 R entry, which recently announced its lineup to tackle the race.
2016 FIA World Endurance Champion Marc Lieb, three-time American Le Mans Series driver’s champion Patrick Long and David Calvert-Jones, who will be competing in his fourth Bathurst 12 hour, will take part in the Pro-Am class.
Los Angeles-based Aussie driver Calvert-Jones said he was excited about the prospect of having the support of such innovative and superior international brands for the event in early February.
“Constant innovation is at the heart of everything Virgin Australia does and we see that as a perfect fit for Competition Motorsports and our Bathurst 12 Hour campaign,” he said.
“We are absolutely delighted to welcome Virgin Australia, who alongside leading Australian beverage brand Ice Break Iced Coffee, have complimented the team greatly.”
Virgin Australia has announced they will be chartering a flight on the Sunday of the event for 60 fans to cheer on the team.
The flight departs on Feb. 5 at 7.30am and will return the same day following the conclusion of the race at 9 p.m..
Virgin Australia Holidays is offering three travel packages for fans, which include flights and transfers to the famous Mount Panorama racetrack.
For more information on packages, visit www.virginaustralia.com/bathurst