The countdown to the start of action for the Bathurst 1000 is now in its final stages, with Nulon Racing enjoying a busy day at the Mount Panorama circuit and within the City of Bathurst itself today ahead of tomorrow’s official event start.
The team kicked off its Wednesday with the official unveiling of the inspiring Movember Racing livery for the newly wrapped #23 Camaro of Tim Slade and co-driver Jonathon Webb on Pit Straight this morning. You can read more about that by clicking here.
Later in the day, the rainy conditions were not enough to keep away thousands of race fans who lined the roads of Bathurst for the traditional Supercars Truck Parade, before turning out in droves for an autograph session attended by the entire Supercars field in the inner city.
With the wet conditions continuing, the team then swapped its traditional track walk for a track drive, taking in the sights of Mount Panorama and completing vital final event preparations this afternoon.
Nulon Racing Team Manager, Stephen Roberston, said no matter how much rain fell today, it couldn’t ever dampen the team’s high spirits ahead of this weekend’s legendary 1000.
“The Nulon Racing Transporter arrived here in Bathurst on Monday with some of our crew on-board, with the rest of the team arriving on Tuesday and I can tell you, there is just something really special about Bathurst’s welcoming atmosphere that is really deeply meaningful for everyone up and down this pit lane,” Robertson said.
“This morning we were very pleased to answer the call of the Mo and unveil the #23 Movember Racing Camaro. This campaign supports a really vital cause and one that everyone at Nulon Racing is very excited to support, so it really set our spirits even higher to take the covers off today, as did seeing everyone who came out for the Truck Parade and the autograph signing despite the absolute pouring rain.
Amidst it all, Jimmy Golding – driver of the #31 Nulon Racing Camaro which he will share with co-driver Dylan O’Keeffe this weekend – showed off his new helmet, commissioned just in time for this weekend’s Great Race.
“Back in the pits, we have been diligently preparing while also enjoying some truly great interactions with the people who help make this great event what it is, the fans and the officials.
“With some final touches made today to our weekend strategies, we are all amped up and ready to go for the coming four days which we feel are packed-full of potential.
“We are exceptionally well prepared, and we cannot wait to get into all the action from tomorrow here at Mount Panorama.”
The Repco Bathurst 1000 will be held at Mount Panorama from Thursday October 6 to Sunday October 9. The 30th race of the 2022 Repco Supercars Championship will commence with two practice sessions on Thursday (11am-12pm for all drivers, 3.55pm-4.55pm for additional drivers) and then continue with practice 3 and 4 as well as qualifying on Friday (P3 10.10am-11.10am; P4 1.00pm-2.00pm; qualifying 4.15pm-4.55pm). Saturday will host practice 5 from 10.20am to 11.20am and practice 6 from 1.00pm to 2.00pm, followed by the Top Ten Shootout at 5.05pm. The Great Race itself will kick off at 11.15am on the Sunday, running for 1000km/161 laps. For event information, visit www.supercars.com.au
Nulon Racing will be publishing a day wrap at the conclusion of each day of the event which will be emailed to subscribers, published on social media, and also available on the website. Race weekend updates will also be published across the weekend on the www.premiairracing.com website and published to social media.
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