On the eve of the Bathurst 12 Hour Race weekend this Friday 30 young Bathurst drivers will meet motorsport legend Craig Lowndes as part of a free driver training session.

On Friday 24 February the official charity partner of the Bathurst 12 Hour Race, the Australian Road Safety Foundation together with major Foundation partner Caltex, is staging driver training program for Bathurst pre learner and learner drivers.

Up to 30 Bathurst school student drivers will be taking part in the Foundation’s program which runs from 8am to 1.30pm at Harris Park and on the famed Bathurst racing track. The free program will comprise a meet and greet with Craig Lowndes; a session in the Australian Road Safety Foundation road safety simulator; braking demonstrations and in-car experience on the Mount Panorama track.

Australian Road Safety Foundation CEO and Founder Russell White said organisation chose to focus on young driver education in its inaugural role as charity partner of the Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour Race.

“Bathurst school students have been very enthusiastic in their take up of the Foundation’s expert learner driver training and we are looking forward to showing them the ropes on one of Australia’s most famous roads,” said Mr White.

“The Australian Road Safety Foundation is keen to partner with high profile motorsport events such as the Bathurst 12 Hour race because it provides a platform for greater road safety awareness which in turn will reduce the impact of road trauma on Australian roads,” he said.

Click on the below link to view a recent news story on the Bathurst Driver Training Experience which appeared in the Western Advocate