SRO Motorsports Group has announced that it will support the Australian Lions Club Foundation National Bushfire Appeal by donating $5AUD for every racing lap completed at next weekend’s Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.
Australian bushfires have taken the lives of 32 people since September 2019. Reuters estimates that 2,500 homes have been destroyed and one billion animals have perished. The fires have destroyed an area of bushland equivalent in area to one-third the size of Germany.
A series of fundraising initiatives have been announced and each race car will carry the logo of the New South Wales Rural Fire Service (‘RFS’) while all RFS volunteers will receive a double pass for free if they wish to attend the race.
SRO Motorsports Group estimates that over $20,000 AUD will be raised via the $5 AUD per racing lap initiative.
SRO Motorsports Group Founder and CEO Stéphane Ratel is pleased that the Bathurst event can be used to support the National Bushfire Appeal.
“The recent devastation across Australia has had a profound effect on millions of people around the world and, with Bathurst hosting Intercontinental GT Challenge’s opening round next weekend, I feel very strongly that SRO should play a role in helping the local community,” said
“Basing our response around the spirit of endurance racing seems entirely appropriate. To win, our teams and drivers must complete as many laps as possible, something they were very good at last season when six intercontinental entries broke the distance record. I’d be delighted to see them repeat that feat next weekend and generate a substantial donation for the Australian Lions Club Foundation National Bushfire Appeal.”
The Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour gets underway at 05:45 local time on Sunday February 2.