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Supercars scouring Spa for Bathurst 12 Hour’s benefit

LEADING Supercars employees affiliated with its Bathurst 12 Hour event have descended on Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps for a fact-finding mission.

Shane Rudzis (Bathurst 12 Hour event director) and Paul Martin (Supercars/B12H motorsport operations manager) are in Belgium attending this weekend’s 24 Hours of Spa.

Among the duo’s undertakings there are a series of meetings with manufacturers and teams.

“After a few years of being unable to get to events like this, to interact one-on-one with the paddock, it’s fantastic to be here for the Crowdstrike 24 Hours of Spa this week,” Rudzis said.

“It’s an incredible location, circuit and event and everything we’ve experienced so far has been outstanding – our thanks to our partners at SRO for their support.

“We’ve got a busy week interacting with teams and manufacturers and showcasing what the Bathurst 12 Hour has to offer.

“We’ve been blown away by the support for the event internationally and it’s clear a lot of people are very keen to get there in the future, be it next year or beyond that.

“There are a lot of exciting prospects in the world of GT3 racing: there’s the new Lamborghini making its Spa 24 Hours debut this weekend and the new Ford Mustang that has been unveiled.

“We’d love to see them all at Mount Panorama next February.

“We’ve already had some fantastic discussions with some very exciting propositions for next February, but also some great opportunities to introduce what we’re doing to people who haven’t been to Bathurst before.

“We’re taking in everything about the event and the notebook is already full with things we’ve experienced and will look at to enhance our own event.”

Ford’s all-new GT3 Mustang will make its racing debut next January at the 24 Hours of Daytona, but has been ruled out of contesting the 2024 Bathurst 12 Hour on February 16-18.

Among the Spa field this weekend is Chaz Mostert, racing with two-time Bathurst 12 Hour winner Kenny Habul, and a Grove Racing Porsche featuring Earl Bamber and Anton De Pasquale.

MORE: Mostert’s Spa dream began at Bathurst drivers’ briefing

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