Director, Australian Racing Group
“ARG is thrilled to secure the Bathurst 6 Hour event,” said Matt Braid.
“James O’Brien and his team have done a tremendous job with this event, and retaining him and his key personnel through the process will provide us with a very experienced team with outstanding knowledge, capability and experience.
“The Mount Panorama circuit is an icon of Australian motorsport. Located in a picturesque regional setting, this event is a long standing one and our plan is that it will remain focused on its core local and regional competitors. ARG aims to compliment this track with racing and events that provide great entertainment and profile for the region internationally.”
“We look forward to enhancing the current 6 Hour event and, separately, to progressing our bid for the remaining fifth event which is for a clearly differentiated event and geographic reach than the 6 hour. There should be no confusion that we can or could deliver what is proposed in our current bid for the fifth event from the 6 Hour event platform.”
Cr Graeme Hanger
Mayor of Bathurst
“The Bathurst 6 Hour has continued to grow in popularity and stature in this time and we congratulate James O’Brien and Yeehah Events in establishing the event firmly on the motor racing calendar,” said Cr Graeme Hanger.
“We look forward to working with ARG as our partner and being involved in the continued growth and success of this Easter weekend event."
Category Manager, Australian Production Car Series
“It’s very exciting and it’s great to see ARG come in and express so much interest in the event,” said Iain Sherrin.
“It’s great for the future of Production Cars. This race is the pinnacle of production car racing in Australian and we are pleased that this is not only secured, but enhanced by ARG.
“For the short term and the long term future, ARG’s acquisition of the 6 Hour is fantastic news.
“They will bring a greater understanding of the motorsport community, with their key people having been involved at the highest level, understanding the categories, the racing and what needs to happen to make it successful. They are not just a promotions company – they are motorsport professionals.”