Crunch time at Bathurst for Zach Bates
Updated: Nov 24, 2022
Excerpt from Article by Timothy Neal - Auto Action - October 2022
18 year-old Zach Bates heads to Mount Panorama well in contention for the 2022 Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia 86 series.
Bates, who is of stellar racing pedigree and is fast rising as yet another success in the Bates production line, is cousins with Harry and Lewis Bates, who are dominating the ARC rally scene, with his father Rick and Uncle Neal both major rally event winners.
...For the Canberran prodigy, 2022 can be fairly classed as a formative year for his future aspirations, with an experience testing in a Supercar at Winton with Erebus Motorsport, and a podium third against a very strong Trans Am national field, which also included a P4 and a P5.
“We are really hoping to step up into the Dunlop Super 2 series next year, but you can’t get too far ahead of yourself, “ Bates continued.
“It’s all about Bathurst this weekend, and making sure the car set-up is right to secure a solid qualifying time, so we are out front for the chase for the title.”
photos by Jack Martin Photography