Following the phenomenal success of the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour, Liqui-Moly’s Australian partner, MotorActive is proud to announce sponsorship of yet another blue-ribbon Mount Panorama event – Liqui-Moly Regularity at Challenge Bathurst!
Hosted in November, Challenge Bathurst incorporates two categories; Supersprint (15th-16th) and the Liqui-Moly Regularity (17th-18th).
Supersprint is for elite and experienced motor sport competitors, including GT3 competitors looking for a serious hit-out prior to February’s Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour. The Liqui-Moly Regularity Time Trail is an exclusive opportunity to drive your own performance-engineered street car, or track car on the world-famous 6.2km Mount Panorama Racing Circuit. Opportunities to run at speed around the spiritual home of Australian motorsport are few ‘n’ far between – which only adds to the exclusivity of Liqui-Moly Regularity.
For a run down on the criteria, regulations and nature of Regularity, along with all the details on Challenge Bathurst, head to: www.challengebathurst.com
LIQUI-MOLY EUROMECHANICA PROJECT GOLF R IS OFF AND RACING
Liqui-Moly EuroMechanica is building its own entry for Liqui-Moly Regularity at November’s Challenge Bathurst – a Mk6 Volkswagen Golf R. Rather than a pure-bred racer, the EuroMechanica Project Golf R is a street/track car that will showcase the race-readiness of Liqui-Moly’s off-the-shelf lubricants along with the performance and tuning capabilities available through the EuroMechanica Network of European Specialist Workshops.
EuroMechanica Project Golf R is all about driving to the track, blasting around all day, then driving home – all while maintaining Monday to Friday practicality.
Phase One of the makeover has been completed, which includeded; full service and thorough inspection by VolksMuller, Whiteline suspension upgrade, plus DBA rotors and Endless pads for improved stopping power. A set of Yokohama Neova AD08Rs significantly ramp up the grip, while a full, turbo-back Remus exhaust adds plenty of bite to the exhaust note and will ensure maximum effectiveness of future engine upgrades. Of course, the Golf R’s engine and driveline has been filled with fresh Liqui-Moly lubricants.
First hit-out for the EuroMechanica Project Golf R was a Test & Train session at the August Burrows Drive Day – Sydney Motorsport Park. Designated pilot is 31-year-old MotorActive staffer, Alex Morrison – a typical Golf R owner. With Alex having no track experience and the Golf in need of dialing in, Liqui-Moly brand ambassador and legendary hot-shoe, John Bowe was on hand to get the Golf and Alex up to speed.
JB is a strong advocate for driver training and firmly believes it’s even more important for drivers like Alex who lack track experience, to get a good grounding in performance driving, car control and car set-up first, before undertaking significant power and performance upgrades.
As part of the Test & Train day, JB also provided invaluable advice on what aspects of Project Golf R to concentrate future efforts for the greatest gains.
Stay tuned for a series of videos covering each aspect of Phase One, plus Burrows Day Test & Train – followed by Phase Two upgrades, before culminating at the Liqui-Moly Regularity, Challenge Bathurst. It’s sure to be loads of fun, entertaining and most importantly – informative. Incorporating a wealth of hints, tips and advice for anyone looking to enjoy the occasional track day in their street car.