Club Motorsport Competitors Sprint to Bathurst in December

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CAMS confirms Mount Panorama Circuit at Bathurst to play host in December 2007 to club motorsport competitors.

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CAMS (the national sporting authority for motorsport in Motorsport) has today confirmed that the full Mount Panorama Circuit at Bathurst will play host in December 2007 to club motorsport competitors wishing to test themselves and their cars on Australia's most revered racing circuit.

The Mount Panorama Circuit has previously only been open twice a year to race events like the V8 Supercar Series however Sydney based promoter TRACKCORP has been granted special access and is holding a five day event that promises to be a true driving challenge.

TRACKCORP CEO David Jellins said that they have put together a package that is built around maximum track time in a format similar to a car club sprint and expects the event to become a hallmark fixture on the Australian club motorsport calendar.

"DRIVE BATHURST 2007 is designed to give experienced club competitors the opportunity to receive expert instruction from well known and respected race champions and then drive on the full Mount Panorama Circuit, in a format familiar to club level competitors," said Jellins.

The event will have two categories: Drive Bathurst, a 2 day non-competitive event and Sprint Bathurst, a 3 day timed competition. The inaugural event will be held from 12-16 December 2007 and eligible competitors may enter either or both categories. Entry is by invitation only and is limited to just 96 participants in each category.

Special guest over the five days will be Australian motor racing legend, Jim Richards. An inductee into the Australian Motorsport Hall of Fame, Jim Richards has seven Bathurst race victories to his name.

Mount Panorama has long been considered the spiritual home of Australian motorsport and is one of the pre-eminent circuits in the world. There is no doubt that 'The Mountain' holds a special mystique for all motorsport enthusiasts, and DRIVE BATHURST 2007 looks set to appeal to a wide audience who will relish the opportunity to compete at this iconic venue. Over 70 percent of available places have already been pre-sold.

The benefits to motorsport generally in making this spectacular circuit accessible to a greater range of participants are numerous, and the local economy will receive a substantial boost, said Jellins.

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