There's just 19 days until the 2014 Bathurst 12-Hour gets underway, and final entries and driver combinations are being locked in this week.
Marking his third start in the 12-Hour, Bana will be joined by drivers Peter Hill and Simon Middleton in the FXD Workwear-branded car.
“I can’t wait to get back to the circuit, the car is fantastic to drive and the thought of competing once again with a couple of mates at this event is very exciting,” Bana said.
“I am thrilled that my calendar has allowed me to once again test myself at one of the world’s most demanding circuits. We are there to have some serious fun amongst an incredible line up of international A-level endurance teams and drivers.”
Bana may be on the grid for the 2015 event as well, with newly-retired Formula 1 driver Mark Webber hinting late last year that himself, Bana and Olympic rowing champion James Tomkins would compete together in next year’s 12-Hour.
Aside from the Porsche, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Ferrari entries we’ve come to expect at the 12-Hour, a few cars will be making their first appearances at ‘The Mountain’ this year.
The 2014 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour will be held at the Mount Panorama circuit from February 7, with the race set to start at 06:15 on February 9.
IVAN STIBBARD PASSES AWAY, AGED 76
Motorsport personality, Ivan Stibbard, has passed away on the Gold Coast after a long battle with illness, aged 76.
To casual motorsport observers, Stibbard will best be remembered as the man who appeared on television to declare that two Bathurst 1000 events would not run their full distances.
A race-ending pile-up on top of Mount Panorama saw the race called short in 1981, while ‘the big wet’ of 1992 brought out the red flag again, before driver Jim Richards gave his now famous podium speech.