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 […]
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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!”
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Put these dates in your diary: 6–8 February 2015. That’s when you’ll get to see all the fun and games at the next Bathurst 12 Hour race. [Source: twitter]
In the end the 2014 Bathurst 12 Hour race became a 12 minute sprint race. It was a battle in two; fourth chasing third and second chasing first. If you missed the action yesterday or just want to relive those final moments of madness the final 12 minutes are all yours after the break.
Another Bathurst 12 Hour race has been run and won. Today, for the betterment of the event, it was another great chapter in the GT era. Sometimes it seems as though the Safety Car will always conspire to deliver last minute sprints for the line, as the increasingly harsh concrete barriers close in around the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Here’s your pick of photos from today’s qualifying for the 2014 Bathurst 12 Hour race. We start with this great image above of the MARC Focus GTC. What the hell is a Focus GTC you ask? There’s three of them entered in the race and they’re a purpose-built creations powered by a 500hp 5.0 litre […]
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.