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Heritage Revival returns for Repco Bathurst 1000

THE history of Australian touring car racing will be celebrated at next year’s Repco Bathurst 1000 by the return of the Heritage Revival category to the event.

The category, drawing together cars from various categories and eras, last appeared at the ‘Great Race’ in 2022.

The mixed grid format is set to consist of a full field of 55 invited cars representing the touring car era from the early 1960s to the end of the 1990s.

Focus will be placed on Group C, Group A, Super Tourers and early era five-litre V8 touring cars, though with consideration to complimentary original period vehicles, including Future Tourers and Series Production.

A significant contingent of cars from New Zealand’s thriving Historic Touring Cars scene – including a range of prominent two-litre Super Tourers, some of which raced at the Mountain in the late 1990s – are set to make the trip across the Tasman to join in as part of the Heritage Revival.

“The interest from competitors and owners to secure their place on this history-making grid has been overwhelming,” says Heritage Revival Racing’s Ed Singleton.

A contingent of Super Tourers and other touring cars from New Zealand are set to join the Heritage Revival at Bathurst. Photo: Richard Opie.

“It’s all about putting on a great show for the fans, having fun behind the wheel and bringing the cars back in one piece ready for the next race.

“We’ll have six sessions on track leading up to race day and a really wide, diverse field of local and international cars.”

Bathurst 1000 veteran and multiple ‘Great Race’ class winner Peter Doulman will serve as Driving Standards Advisor for the Heritage Revival.

Further details on entered cars and drivers will be released in the New Year.

Next year’s Repco Bathurst 1000 will see the Heritage Revival join the Dunlop Series, Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia and V8 SuperUtes as supports for the 2024 running of Mount Panorama’s ‘Great Race’.

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