The organisers of the Intercontinental GT Challenge will donate $5 AUD for every lap completed by IGTC entries during the Bathurst 12 Hours.
All of the proceeds will go to the Australian Lions Club Foundation National Bushfire Appeal. From there, the proceeds will be distributed throughout the communities and people affected by the fires.
Using the result from last year, the IGTC predicts that they would have generated more than $22,000 AUD.
The New South Wales Rural Fire Service, who have been the primary firefighters on the frontline of the bushfires will also be supported during the Bathurst 12 Hours.
All cars will sport the RFS logo and all members of the RFS who wish to attend the race will receive a double pass free-of-charge.
“The recent devastation across Australia has had a profound effect on millions of people around the world. And, with Bathurst hosting Intercontinental GT Challenge’s opening round next weekend, I feel very strongly that SRO should play a role in helping the local community,” said Stephane Ratel.
“Basing our response around the spirit of endurance seems entirely appropriate. To win, our teams and drivers must complete as many laps as possible, something they were particularly good at last season when six Intercontinental entries broke the distance record. I’d be delighted to see them repeat that feat next weekend and generate a substantial donation for the Australian Lions Club Foundation National Bushfire Appeal,” Ratel added.