March 18, 2021 | General

Jam-packed Bathurst 6 Hour schedule set

On-track action from dawn to dusk highlights a packed on-track schedule for the 2021 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour event this Easter.

The massive Easter long weekend of action includes nearly 30 hours of cars on-track across the three days, commencing on Good Friday, and features several categories making their first visits to Mount Panorama.


The Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour field will practice on Friday and Saturday morning, before qualifying on Saturday afternoon.

A pair of 20-minute sessions will set the grid for the enduro, the bottom 50% of the field (based on practice times) to run first, before a second 20-minute shootout for the fastest 50% determine who will start the race from pole.

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The car qualifying on the front row has won the last three Bathurst 6 Hour races, making Saturday’s sessions all important for the Sunday race.

The 6-Hour itself starts at 11:15am on Easter Sunday.

The debut of the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series will see the turbocharged touring cars hit the track for the first time on Friday, a pair of 30-minute practice sessions to be their first official look at Mount Panorama.

Following qualifying early on Saturday morning, the first two races of the weekend will be broadcast live on the screens of Seven at 10:40am and 12:25pm, respectively.

The final race of the series’ third round of the year will be held as the curtain-raiser to the six-hour enduro on Sunday morning and will also be shown live on 7mate.

The Fanatec GT World Challenge powered by AWS returns top flight GT racing to the Mountain for the first time since last February; a pair of one-hour enduro races – one each on Saturday and Sunday – to decide their second round.

The National Trans-Am series will race twice on Saturday and once Sunday, while the Radical Australia Cup features a pair of 40-minute races; one on each day of the weekend.

The MRF Bathurst Excel Challenge and the NSW Historic Touring Cars complete their racing by Saturday evening.

GT World Challenge and Trans Am, plus selected Excel and Historic Touring Cars races, will be shown on 7plus across the weekend.

Sunday starts bright and early with a final Radical Enduro prior to action from Trans Am, GT World Challenge and the final TCR Australia race, which will serve as a curtain-raiser for the 6-Hour itself.

That race will begin at 11:15am AEST and will be broadcast live on the screens of Seven on Easter Sunday.

Tickets for the event are on sale now via Ticketmaster or the official event website;