Published on February 4th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Bathurst 12hrs Endurance Race Week 2014 Commences
THE BUILD-UP to the 2014 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour is in full swing as overseas cars begin arriving at Mount Panorama this week. A majority of the international vehicles will be delivered to the Mount Panorama pit complex today ahead of setup commencing this Wednesday for both international and local teams. Event logistical partners Gibson Freight have been responsible for shipping millions of dollars worth of vehicles from around the world to converge on the Mountain this week. Teams will travel from all corners of the world for the Event this week with Europe, the United States and Asia all represented alongside the strong contingent from New Zealand and the strongest Aussie attack yet. More than 150 international team members and drivers will arrive in Bathurst this week to begin the preparations for the February 7-9 Event.
Phoenix Racing (Audi R8) and HTP Motorsport (Mercedes Benz SLS) are travelling from their respective bases near the in Germany while Anglo-American GT team United Autosports will make their way from their base in Leeds, in the UK. The AF Corse Ferrari crew will travel from their base in Piacenza, Italy.
California-based Competition Motorsports will travel from their home in the Western United States while the works Nissan Motorsport NISMO Global Athlete team will make their way south from Tokyo, Japan.
Those outfits will transition from a cold northern winter to Bathurst where temperatures are expected to sit in the low-to-mid thirties (Celsius) this week. Top Asian GT outfit Clearwater Racing will travel from their Singapore base for the third time in an attempt to go from third place (2012) to second (2013) to victory this year.