Saturday, 12h45 local time

It is, I am reliably informed, 75 years since Bentley last competed in anything approaching an official capacity on Australian soil. But this weekend the firm is back, running a pair of GT3-spec Continentals at the Bathurst 12 Hour.

Yes, you read right: Bathurst. Mount Panorama is really known for one race globally -  the annual 1000-kilometre V8 touring car thrash. But the 12-hour enduro race, which starts at sunrise on Sunday morning and finishes around teatime, is gaining popularity. Word is that most of the camping in key parts of the circuit is already sold out for this weekend, and the rest is filling up fast.