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The Bathurst 24 Hour was an endurance race for GT and production cars held at the Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales in 2002 and 2003. Only two races were held before the collapse of the management organisation PROCAR. Both races were won by V8 Supercar team Garry Rogers Motorsport with Holden Monaros.

Classes and entrants Edit

The Bathurst 24 Hour featured various classes. The entrants were mainly drivers from local racing competitions including the Nations Cup, Super Touring and Carrera Cup competitions. Both races also saw international teams enter cars.

2002 Edit

Group 1

Group 1 was for cars complying with FIA N-GT, Nations Cup Group 1 and British GT GTO regulations, with engine capacity over 3.5 litres. Models represented were the Ferrari 360 N-GT, Holden Monaro 427C, Mosler MT900R, Porsche 996 GT3-RS, Porsche 996 GT3-R and the Porsche 996 GT3 Cup.

Group 3

Group 3 was for cars complying with FIA Group N and Nations Cup Group 2regulations, with engine capacity between 2.0 and 3.2 litres. Models represented were the BMW 318i, BMW 320i and the BMW M Coupe.

Group 5

Group 5 was for GT Performance road cars under $150,000. Models represented were the BMW M3, Ford Tickford TE50, HSV GTS, Mazda RX-7, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, Nissan 200SX, Nissan 350Z and the Subaru Impreza WRX STi.

Group 9

Group 9 was for GT Performance road cars under $80,000. Models represented were the BMW 323i, Holden Commodore, Honda S2000 and the Toyota MR2.

Group 10

Group 10 was an invitational class for Future Touring, Mitsubishi Mirage Cup and Super Production cars. Models represented were the BMW M3, Holden Commodore, Mitsubishi Magna and the Mitsubishi Mirage.

2003 Edit

Class A

Class A was for cars complying with FIA N-GT, Nations Cup Group 1 and British GT GTO regulations. Models represented were the BMW M3 GTR, Ferrari 360 N-GT, Holden Monaro 427C, Lamborghini Diablo GTR, Mosler MT900R, Porsche 996 GT3-RS and the Porsche 996 GT3-RC.

Class B

Class B was for cars complying with Nations Cup Group 2, Carrera Cup and British GT GT Cup regulations. Models represented were the BMW M Coupe, Ferrari 360 Modena, Morgan Aero 8 and the Porsche 996 GT3 Cup.

Class D

Class D was for GT Performance road cars under $160,000. Models represented were the BMW M3, BMW M Coupe, FPV GT, HSV GTS, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, Nissan 200SX, Nissan 350Z and the Subaru Impreza WRX STi.

Class E

Class E was for GT Performance road cars under $90,000. Models represented were the Alfa Romeo 156, Ford Falcon, Holden Commodore, Honda Integra, Honda S2000 and the Toyota Celica.

Class F

Class F was an invitational class for FIA Group N, Future Touring, Mitsubishi Mirage Cup and Super Production cars. Models represented were the BMW 320i, BMW M3, BMW M3-R, Ford Falcon, Holden Commodore, Mitsubishi Mirage and the Toyota Altezza.

Race winners Edit

Two holdens

The two Holden Monaro 427Cs competing in the 2003 race. Car 427 (yellow) won in 2002, while car 05 (red) won in 2003.

Year Drivers Vehicle Entrant Laps Distance
2002[2] Cameron McConville

 Nathan Pretty
 Steven Richards
 Garth Tander

Holden Monaro 427C Garry Rogers Motorsport 532 3305.32 km
2003[4] Jason Bright

 Peter Brock
 Todd Kelly
 Greg Murphy

Holden Monaro 427C Garry Rogers Motorsport 527 3274.25 km
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