Hi-Tec Oils extends 6 Hour partnership

Hi-Tec Oils will extend their support of the Bathurst 6 Hour for a further three years, extending the partnership between one of Australia’s largest independent oil manufacturers and Bathurst’s biggest enduro to a full decade.

Hi-Tec Oils has supported the Bathurst 6 Hour since its launch in 2016, with the new agreement to take the partnership through to at least 2026.

The extension was announced live on the Nine Network and Stan Sport today at Mount Panorama, as a bumper field prepares for the 2023 race – with the grid for the Easter Sunday enduro set earlier today.

Hi-Tec Oils are one of Australia’s largest independent oil manufacturers with warehouses in every state of Australia, producing a wide range of products for petrol and diesel engines, transmissions plus a wide array of products for the automotive industry.

The brand has been a passionate supporter of Australian Motorsport, including the Bathurst 6 Hour, for many years.

“It was an easy decision to extend our relationship with the Bathurst 6 Hour, it’s one of Australia’s best events and we love being part of it and being here at Mount Panorama,” Hi-Tec Oils Managing Director George Gambino said.

“The direction the event is going, along with the whole SpeedSeries product, is exciting and we’re pleased to continue to work with the event to continue that growth.

“This is a great event with a fantastic atmosphere and great support from the competitors and the audience.

“We’re looking forward to extending our support out to 10 years and hopefully beyond.”

Bathurst 6 Hour promoter,  Australian Racing Group Chief Operating Officer Liam Curkpatrick echoed Gambino’s sentiments.

“We’re thrilled to confirm the extension of our relationship with Hi-Tec Oils for a further three years, taking our partnership with Bathurst’s biggest enduro to ten years of working together,” Curkpatrick added.

“George and his team at Hi-Tec have been passionate supporters of the race and have helped it grow across the last seven editions to become one of the most popular events held at Mount Panorama each year.

“The 6 Hour will continue to be the most accessible and open event on the calendar and a highlight of the Shannons SpeedSeries calendar each year.”

The Bathurst 6 Hour evolved from the previous Bathurst Motor Festival and has since become a staple of the Mount Panorama racing calendar.

The event has averaged 56 starters since its formation and for the last three has received more than 70 entries from Production Car competitors looking to tackle the Mountain.

Last year the event attracted a record three-day attendance of 18,422 people.

The Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour doubles as the second round of the 2023 Shannons SpeedSeries, this weekend including the Fanatec GT World Challenge powered by AWS Championship and GT4 / Australian Production Cars races.

For more information, please visit www.bathurst6hour.com.au or www.hi-tecoils.com.au.