NEW ‘LEGENDS WALK’ TO HONOUR BATHURST’S OTHER ENDURO WINNERS

A new 'legends walk' will immortalise the winners of Mount Panorama's other classic endurance races, the Bathurst 6 Hour, Bathurst 12 Hour and Bathurst 24 Hour. Pic: an1images.com / Shane Rogers

WITH the winners of the Bathurst 1000 traditionally immortalised with plaques in the city centre, the victors of Mount Panorama’s other endurance classics will be recognised with their own.

The new ‘legends walk’, positioned in the shadow of the Peter Brock statue at the National Motor Racing Musuem, will feature plaques commemorating the race winners of the Bathurst 6 Hour, 12 Hour and 24 Hour races.

The newly-constructed area was unveiled on the eve of practice for this weekend’s Bathurst 6 Hour.

On hand for the unveiling were last year’s Bathurst 6 Hour co-winners Shane Smollen and Rob Rubis – Shane van Gisbergen absent after testing positive for COVID-19 during the week – who also received their own plaques from Bathurst Mayor Robert Taylor.

Currently, the structure contains plaques covering all five editions of the Bathurst 6 Hour held so far.

Over time it will expand to include the victors of all editions of the Bathurst 12 Hour GT sports car race and the two Bathurst 24 Hour races from 2002-2003.

Rubis and Smollen with their plaque commemorating their 2021 victory in the Bathurst 6 Hour. Pic: Supplied