Archive for the ‘Bathurst 12 Hour’ Category

V8 Supercars is an inward looking pile of crap

GT racing is better than V8 Supercars. It just is. At least that’s my firmly held opinion. Watch a GT race and you’ll see it has genuine variety, desirability and access to some of the world’s greatest drivers and certainly access to the world’s greatest tracks. Le Mans, the Nürburgring Nordschleife and Spa are just […]

David Brabham to join Bentley at Bathurst

David Brabham will join Flying B Racing at next year’s Bathurst 12 Hour. The three times Le Mans winner will drive a Bentley Continental GT3 alongside John Bowe and Peter Edwards. “When the team rang to ask if I wanted to join them to race at the Bathurst 12 hour next year, I thought a […]

2015 Bathurst 12 Hour promo launched

We already know the 2015 Bathurst 12 Hour will be held on the weekend of 6–8 February. Now we have a brand new promo for the event too. It starts a bit slowly, but before too long there’s cars flying all over the place. So, as Hindy would say: “Get your backside trackside!”

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 during a drama-filled final 12 minutes 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 who […]

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 […]