Archive for the ‘Bathurst 12 Hour’ Category

2015 Bathurst 12 Hour goes free-to-air

In massive news for the 2015 Bathurst 12 Hour race (6–8 February) it was announced yesterday that all 12 hours of the race will be broadcast on free-to-air television. Yes, all 12 hours of it! That’s pretty cool. The race will start on 7mate before switching across to Channel Seven for the closing stages. It’s […]

Racetracks of the world to scale

In this graphic you’re looking at 95 famous racetracks from the world, all compared alongside each other in scale. It’s been prepared by a guy appropriately named Matt Dunlop. Thanks Matt, this is great work! Some tracks are pretty obvious to make out, such as the Nürburgring, Circuit de la Sarthe, Silverstone, Suzuka, Mount Panorama, […]

Kangaroo cull proposed for Mount Panorama

Bathurst Councillor Warren Aubin is calling for a kangaroo cull at Mount Panorama following an incident in the 12 hour race which ended the race of Roger Lago’s Lamborghini Gallardo. “We have to do something to rid the place of the kangaroos—no ifs or buts about it,” Cr Aubin told the Western Advocate. Cr Aubin […]

Maranello Motorsport wins 2014 Bathurst 12hr

Craig Lowndes has hung on in the Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 to win a dramatic final few laps to win the 2014 Bathurst 12 Hour for the Maranello Motorsport team. The winning margin was just 0.41 seconds back to Max Buhk in the #84 HTP Mercedes. Third place was claimed by the #63 Erebus Mercedes […]

2014 Bathurst 12hr update: Hour 12

With a touch over 30 minutes left to run in the 2014 Bathurst 12 Hour here’s a run down of what’s happened since our last update. The race ushered in its tenth hour with the seventh Safety Car period in order to collect the stricken #17 Ginetta. With 222 laps behind them Mika Salo lead […]

2014 Bathurst 12hr update: Hour 9

Hour 7 began with the #1 Erebus Mercedes leading from the #37 McLaren and the #88 Maranello Motorsport Ferrari. They were the only cars on the lead lap. The ambient temperature began to heat up making it tougher for both cars and drivers. It was 34°C ambient temperature, while track temps climbed above 60°C by […]

2014 Bathurst 12hr update: Hour 6

The fourth hour of racing at the 2014 Bathurst 12 Hour began with a great scrap between the leading three cars, headed by the #1 Erebus Mercedes, the #37 McLaren 12C and the #3 Audi R8. Sadly for the Audi a right rear puncture sent it into the pits for an unscheduled stop. Meanwhile the […]

2014 Bathurst 12hr update: Hour 3

The 2014 Bathurst 12 Hour is now into its fourth hour and has already seen plenty of action. The polesitting #1 Erebus Mercedes has held onto its lead through a series of pitstops and is looking good for a strong final result. Tony Quinn’s #37 McLaren is also performing well and is charging hard in […]

Rick Kelly shares a driver’s eye view of Bathurst

Rick Kelly has been kind enough to share a driver’s eye view of a lap around Mount Panorama. Recorded with a GoPro camera mounted to his helmet you can see and hear what it’s like inside the Nissan GTR Nismo GT as he posts a very tidy 2:04.8s lap. Check it out after the break.

Erebus Mercedes on pole for 2014 Bathurst 12 Hour

Maro Engel has claimed pole position for the 2014 Bathurst 12 Hour in this afternoon’s Class A-only Qualifying 3 session with an outstanding lap time of 2:03.8586. Engel’s time in the #1 Erebus Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 was 0.0835s faster than Mika Salo’s provisional pole time from this morning. That means Engel now holds the […]

Mika Salo sets lap record in B12hr Qualifying 1

Mika Salo driving the #88 Maranello Motorsport Ferrari has claimed provisional pole position for the 2014 Bathurst 12 Hour race with a blistering 2:03.9421 lap time posted late in Qualifying 1 this morning. Salo’s time is a new lap record for a GT car and is the fastest lap ever by a closed roof racecar […]