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Bathurst International to be axed after 2024

The Bathurst International race will be held for the third and final time in 2024 due to “increasing challenges of attracting high level international motorsport content to the event on an ongoing basis”.

“The Bathurst International concept was launched in late 2019, and as we all know, events of the years that followed presented significant barriers to executing the event as intended,” said Liam Curkpatrick, Managing Director – Australian Racing Group.

“Even with those challenges we fought hard to deliver on our international promise, which pleasingly was realised in full last year with a successful event featuring the Kumho FIA TCR World Tour.

“We are proud of our team who never gave up, and grateful to our partners Bathurst Regional Council and Supercheap Auto, for joining and backing us on this journey. Their support throughout has been exceptional.

“We have sought to communicate this decision well in advance of the 2025 racing season for the benefit of our partners, competitors, racing categories, suppliers, volunteers and fans, all of whom we are committed to hosting a successful, final Supercheap Auto Bathurst International in 2024.”

The race was included in the 2023 TCR World Tour calendar and was supposed to be on the 2024 calendar as well, only for it and the round at Sydney Motorsport Park being removed due to “logistical constraints”.

The 2024 race will be a part of the TCR Australia calendar as the season finale, held on November 8-10.