The organisers of the Bathurst 12 Hour have released a statement confirming that, as it stands, the event scheduled for Jan. 30 – Feb. 2 will go ahead as planned, despite the bushfires in Australia which are affecting parts of New South Wales.
“Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour organisers can confirm that there is presently no impact on the event from the catastrophic New South Wales bushfires,” the statement said.
Race organisers are in communication with the government of New South Wales and the New South Wales Rural Fire Service to remain updated on current conditions. The fires have not impacted any of the travel routes between Bathurst and Sydney, the nearest major city.
“The event is monitoring the situation daily and is working with the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, NSW Government and Bathurst Regional Council in order to remain apprised of current conditions,” it continued.
“Any changes to the present situation will be communicated to key stakeholders, competitors, ticketholders and fans should the need arise.
“Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour organisers join the broader community in expressing our deepest sympathies to those impacted by the bushfires throughout November, December and early January.
“A significant number of our international entrants have reached out from afar enquiring about ways to support those impacted by the bushfires.
“The event is working closely with our charitable partner and key stakeholders on a coordinated fundraising effort, with further details to be announced in due course.”