WRT was crowned champion of the Bathurst 12 Hours after the race was called with 20 minutes remaining due to a massive crash on top of the mountain. Before the red flag came out, the sports car classic saw a host of contenders vie for victory, leaving behind impressions worthy of winners. From Chaz Mostert’s alien opening stint into sunrise, to long-time leaders Jamec-Pem, to the army of Porsches storming to the front at go-time, there was never a lack of candidates for the much-coveted jewel of Australian endurance racing. But it wasn’t until WRT made its final push that the eventual winner revealed itself. A gamble on fuel and sheer luck of a premature end left Robin Frijns, Dries Vanthoor and Stuart Leonard on top when the music stopped.
About The Author
Stuart is a fan of racing on four wheels as well as two. He was bitten by the sportscar bug as a kid in the 90's, which inspired him to become a mechanical engineer. He enjoys studying the craft and design behind the top racing machinery, heading to the track, and tinkering in the garage where he usually has something going on.
23 April 2017
11 October 2017