Archive for the ‘Bathurst 12 Hour’ Category

V8 Supercars takes over Bathurst 12 Hour

It’s happened. V8 Supercars will take over the promotional rights to the Bathurst 12 Hour race. Here’s the first few paragraphs of the announcement: In a landmark agreement for GT Racing in Australia, Supercars Events, in partnership with Bathurst Regional Council, has acquired the rights to manage the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour Event at Mount […]

V8SC wants Bathurst 12 Hour promotional rights

A bit over twenty years ago the management of Australia’s premier touring car category banned cars like the Nissan GT-R. In fact, they banned anything that wasn’t a Ford Falcon or Holden Commodore. It now appears that current V8SC management wants to welcome the likes of the GT-R back with open arms and the first […]

2016 Bathurst 12 hour wants you

Today is June 23. But that’s not important right now. What is important is that there’s 229 days to go until the 2016 Bathurst 12 hour. It’ll be held on the weekend of 5–7 February and we suggest you put it in your diary right now. If you still need convincing watch the video after […]

2015 Bathurst 12hr: Final corner scrap

We all know the #35 Nissan GT-R won the 2015 Bathurst 12 hour and we know that the #15 Audi came second and the #97 Aston Martin was third. However, the manner in which the minor placings were decided has remained a mystery. Going into Conrod Straight for the last time the #10 Bentley was […]

A few laps around Mount Panorama

We bring you three videos from the recent 2015 Bathurst 12 hour race giving you a driver’s eye view around the 6.2km Mount Panorama circuit. The first features the eventual race winner Katsumasa Chiyo in the #35 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 during Firday practice. The second was filmed during the race and shows Ben Gersekowski […]

VIDEO: Bathurst 12hr kangaroo strike

The 2015 Bathurst 12 hour race saw a record 20 Safety Car periods. The first of those came after this incident during the early stages of the race when Anthony Gilbertson driving the #42 BMW M3 GTR hit a kangaroo on Conrod Straight. Video of the strike has been uploaded to YouTube by Gilbertson and […]

Why the Safety Car sucks

I will preface what you’re about to read by saying that the Safety Car is a necessary part of motor racing. This is especially the case on a track like Mount Panorama with its narrow concrete chasms. I would never advocate for the removal of the Safety Car as a concept and as a means […]

Nissan GTR GT3 wins 2015 Bathurst 12 Hour

A factory-backed Nissan team stood atop the Bathurst podium for the first time since that pack of arseholes win back in 1992. Katsumasa Chiyo drove the #35 GTR Nismo GT3 to victory with a perfectly timed charge for the lead in a two-lap sprint for the chequered flag. That final sprint came courtesy of the […]

Reminder: 2015 Bathurst 12 Hour

A quick reminder that the Bathurst 12 Hour is being held this weekend. We’ll be taking a very low key approach to coverage this year due to a number of reasons. However, you will still be well served because all 12 hours of the race will be shown on free-to-air television. Coverage will start bright […]

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 […]