July 18, 2023 | General

Open Wheel ‘cavalcade’ joins Supercheap Auto Bathurst International

A stunning display of some of the world’s most impressive open wheel machinery will be a rolling highlight of this year’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst International at Mount Panorama. 

The inaugural Bathurst International Open Wheel ‘Cavalcade’ will gather high profile ‘Formula cars’ for six, 20-minute demonstration sessions across the three-day event this November 10-12.

It will add to a growing international feel at the event which returns for a second time this year, with the Kumho TCR World Tour and Touring Car Masters New Zealand fields already confirmed to bring international racing to the Mountain.

The open wheel cavalcade will include and be open to classic and more modern Formula One cars, Indy Cars, Formula Renault 3.5 V8 and other high performance ‘wings and slicks’ racers, by invitation.

Cars from the S5000 Australian Drivers’ Championship will also return to be part of the at-speed demonstration, following James Golding’s impressive run at the event last year.

Capped at 10 cars, the category will be by invitation only with suitable cars and drivers able to nominate to participate via emailing this address.

Management of the number of cars, requirements around vehicle safety and driver ability will be part of the selection process to ensure the safest and most enjoyable outcomes for competitors and fans alike.

Cars will receive a pair of 20-minute, ‘open track’ sessions per day of the event, with Saturday and Sunday including live broadcast coverage on Stan Sport’s extensive live, ad-break free and on-demand coverage of the event.

All cars will be housed in dedicated garages in the Mount Panorama pit lane building, with behind-the-scene access to the garage to all ticketholders planned as part of the event.

Further details, including the first cars selected for the sessions, will be announced in due course.