Friday, 25 March 2016 - Sunday, 27 March 2016
Bathurst - NSW
The Bathurst Motor Festival is on again in 2016 and Porsche Club NSW have been invited to run a Regularity category once again. The event will be held over 3 days during the Easter weekend in 2016, the dates being Friday March 25th through to Sunday March 27th.
And we would love to welcome some more of our interstate friends to join us again this year for an opportunity to experience one of the worlds great circuits.
Please feel free to forward this email onto your members. Places are limited as we have offered slots to the 2015 participants first and the take-up was high.
Our Category will be run as an exclusively Porsche Marque Regularity event just like in 2015, and will be run under a CAMS licence and in accordance with the CAMS Regulations for Modern Regularity.
We will also be imposing some of our own additional regulations for the safe running of the category. For example, we will require that competitors have reasonable experience on a race track in order to compete – a minimum of 3 CAMS Sanctioned Supersprint days in the past 2 years.
Under specific CAMS regulations for the Mt Panorama Circuit, there is currently a minimum lap time (fastest accepted) of no faster than 2:37. This time limit is outside our control and is enforced by the organisers, so take it into consideration when making your decision to enter. From experience, a well driven road going GT3 on slicks is likely to go under this time, and a GT3 Cup car is almost certain to go under the time. The CAMS guidelines also stipulate that the slowest car should be no more than 130% of the fastest nominated time - which means 3:28 is the slowest any car can run. It's pretty clear that in the interests of safety, we do not want gross variations in the potential speeds and lap times. Use the 2014 and 2015 event times published on www.natsoft.com.au as a guideline for your car type.
Our Category will be open to members of all Porsche Clubs in Australia - we will however be monitoring entries to ensure that they are fairly distributed across the clubs. We are intending to have each state compete for an interclub trophy at the event.
Participants from the 2014 event have already received an advance opportunity to register - however we have now opened up the remaining slots to anyone in an Australian Porsche Club.
There is a track limit of 55 cars for the grid. Once the Category is fully subscribed, we will me maintaining a Reserves list on a first come basis.
Following from the success of past years, we have negotiated to maintain the length of the runs and you will get 5 x 20 minute runs over the weekend, consisting of 1 x practice (Friday), 4 Regularity runs (1 x Friday, 2 x Saturday & 1 x Sunday). Note the change for Friday and Sunday due to the running of a 6hr Production Touring Car event on Sunday afternoon.
Bookings – Holding Deposit
Bookings to reserve your place are on a first come basis.
The total cost will be approx $1250 per entry with a deposit of $650 required to hold your spot. Final costs will be known closer to the event. This is a small increase over 2015 and includes includes a $100 fuel allowance for Racefuels to cover your minimum obligations regarding fuel for use at the track.
This booking is for the holding deposit payment. You will be contacted via the email address you provide at a later date for the balance of the entry fee – most likely in Late December or early January when we will have a better idea of final entry fee.
As some background, PCNSW does not seek to make any profit from this event. We simply take the organisers charges, add a small overhead for an admin tent and ancillary costs and divide this by the size of the field. Individual members can book garages should they require, but these are also handled as pass through costs. We are required by the BMF organisers to commit to the final numbers and pay all entry fees to the organisers well in advance of the event. We are seeking to have some Sponsorship to cover the costs of a Shirt and standardised signage/numbering for the cars (to give a more consistent and professional appearance), so if anyone is able to assist in this matter it would be a great help.
I am very pleased to say that as a result of running a full field of 55 in 2015 and with some expenses coming in lower than expected plus some fundraising at the event, we were delighted to make a sizeable donation to the CAMS Foundation in the name of the Combined Porsche Clubs of Australia.
There are some simple rules regarding bookings:
Bookings are not transferable - they must be made by the person who intends to participate at the event. If you are unable to attend, let us know and your place will be offered to the next person on the reserve list. This is the fairest way of handing a reserves list.
We will do our best to refund money should you not be able to attend. We do understand that circumstances change – so if you book and then discover you cannot attend, contact us ASAP.
Once final payments have been made (Jan/Feb) we will only refund the entry fees if an replacement is found. This is because we will have already paid the organisers.
Since this is a Porsche Marque event, only enter cars of Porsche make and model.
Initial bookings are only being accepted from 2015 Participants until 31st July – so don’t send this email to all your club mates as I will reject their entry if made before 31st July. Note that it says Participants – people who booked last year and withdrew will have to wait for the general offer.
Only one driver per car - it's a regularity, so all 55 cars go out on the circuit at the same time.
The booking portal can be accessed via the link in this email. The link will also be published on the PCNSW Web site.
To reserve your place and pay a holding deposit, follow this link:
Porsche Regularity Event - Holding Deposit Payment
For those who are not members of PCNSW:
Some of the fields asked may seem redundant - this is because the system pre-fills some fields from member records. Since many of you are not members of PCNSW, we need you to enter the details in full.
Enter your car details in "Car 1" field (you don't need to say Porsche - we already know that bit)
Leave Car details for 2 thru 4 empty
Nominate Car 1 as the one being used for this event.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you need anything clarified at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to a great Festival and seeing you all there.
Captain Porsche Club NSW Inc. and
Category Manager for Porsche Regularity at 2016 Bathurst Motor Festival