BATHURST 12 HOUR

Intercontinental GT Challenge

Australian Endurance Championship

Round 1

31 January – 2 February

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Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour

Eleven different GT3 brands making up a 33-car strong GT3 field will assemble for the 2020 Liqui-Moli Bathurst 12 Hour at Mount Panorama Circuit for the opening round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge run in conjunction with the Australian Endurance Championship from January 31 – February 2. With a total of 39 cars scheduled to start, the 2020 Bathurst 12 Hour is up one car from last year’s race.

The world-class field features a total of twelve manufacturers across GT3, GT4, and Invitational Class machinery, with Class A’s 10 brands comprising of Mercedes-AMG, BMW, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, Ferrari, Nissan, Honda, McLaren, Porsche, and Lamborghini.

Last year’s winning team Earl Bamber Motorsport returns with two Porsche 991.2 GT3Rs with an all-new, all-star line-up featuring Craig Lowndes, Laurens Vanthoor and Earl Bamber in the #1 Porsche, while 2019 winners Dirk Werner and Matt Campbell join Absolute Racing for the event this year, moving from one Porsche team to the other. New on the entry list is the addition of JAS Motorsport, the Italian squad entering the race for the first time to represent Honda with the NSX GT3. Lamborghini is also bringing out the big guns with 2019 Blancpain GT champion Orange1 FFF Racing Team making its Intercontinental GT Challenge debut.

The 2020 edition marks the 18th running of the Bathurst 12 Hour. On the line is the Australian Tourist Trophy, one of the country’s oldest prizes. First track action is scheduled for Friday 31 January.

MOUNT PANORAMA CIRCUIT
est. 1938
Bathurst, NSW, Australia
6.213 KM
23 TURNS 

2020 Allan Simonsen Pole Position Trophy
2:03.5554

Matt Campbell
Absolute Racing
PorscHe 991.2 GT3R

2020 RACE WINNER
Bentley Team M-Sport
Bentley Continental GT3

Jules Gounon
Jordan Pepper
Maxime Soulet
314 LAPS

Jules Gounon

Jules Gounon

Bentley Team M-Sport Bentley Continental GT3 / 2020 Bathurst 12 Hour winner

“It was really, really tense at the end because I had a puncture before the last stint so the team was really scared after the puncture of Marciello. It was a matter of trying to keep the car away from the kerbs, the debris, so it was tense still; not flat out but trying to manage the problem.”

2019 Bathurst 12 Hour

Matt Campbell in the Earl Bamber Motorsport 991 GT3R made maximum use of his new tyres in the long, final stint that saw the hometown hero go head to head with six contenders all equally hellbent on winning the race. Finally finding race leader Jake Dennis in the R-Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage GT3 on his path, he started to pressure the Bathurst rookie. Campbell gave it a few minutes before squeezing himself through an impossible gap between the Aston and the wall at Forrest’s Elbow, taking the lead with 13 minutes to go. Dennis tried to fight back, but stood no chance on old tyres. Campbell took the chequered flag to bring home victory for the GT3 debuting Earl Bamber Motorsport alongside co-drivers Dirk Werner and Dennis Olsen.

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CLASS A/GT3

#1
PRO
Earl Bamber Motorsport
Porsche 991.2 GT3R
Craig Lowndes Laurens Vanthoor Earl Bamber
#2
PRO
Audi Sport Team Valvoline
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Dries Vanthoor Fred Vervisch Christopher Haase
#7
PRO
Bentley Team M-Sport
Bentley Continental GT3
Maxime Soulet Jules Gounon Jordan Pepper
#8
PRO
Bentley Team M-Sport
Bentley Continental GT3
Oliver Jarvis Alex Buncombe Seb Morris
#18
PRO
KCMG
Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3
Alexandre Imperatori Edoardo Liberati João Paulo de Oliveira
#22
PRO
Audi Sport Team Valvoline
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Garth Tander Christopher Mies Mirko Bortolotti
#27
PRO
HubAuto Racing
Ferrari 488 GT3
Tim Slade Daniel Serra Marcos Gomes
#30
PRO
J.A.S Motorsport
Honda NSX GT3

Bertrand Baguette

Mario Farnbacher

Renger van der Zande Dane Cameron
#34
PRO
Walkenhorst Motorsport
BMW M6 GT3
Augusto Farfus Nick Catsburg Chaz Mostert
#35
PRO
KCMG
Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3
Josh Burdon Katsumasa Chiyo Tsugio Matsuda
#60
PRO
59Racing
McLaren 720S GT3
Álvaro Parente Ben Barnicoat Tom Blomqvist
#62
PRO
R-Motorsport
Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3
Olli Caldwell Luca Ghiotto Marvin Kirchhöfer
#63
PRO
Orange 1 FFF Racing Team
Lamborghini Huracán GT3
Andrea Caldarelli Marco Mapelli Dennis Lind
#76
PRO
R-Motorsport
Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3
Jake Dennis Rick Kelly Scott Dixon
#77
PRO
Mercedes-AMG Team Craft-Bamboo Racing
Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo
Maro Engel Yelmer Buurman Luca Stolz
#222
PRO
Audi Sport Team Valvoline
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Kelvin van der Linde Marcus Winkelhock Mattia Drudi
#888
PRO
Mercedes-AMG Team Triple Eight Race Engineering
Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo
Maxi Götz Jamie Whincup Shane van Gisbergen
#911
PRO
Absolute Racing
Porsche 991.2 GT3R
Matt Campbell Mathieu Jaminet Patrick Pilet
#912
PRO
Absolute Racing
Porsche 991.2 GT3R
Dirk Werner Thomas Preining Matteo Cairoli
#999
PRO
Mercedes-AMG Team GruppeM Racing
Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo
Raffaele Marciello Maximilian Buhk Felipe Fraga
#4
PRO AM
Grove Motorsport
Porsche 991.2 GT3R
Stephen Grove Brenton Grove Ben Barker
#9
PRO AM
Hallmarc Racing
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Lee Holdsworth Dean Fiore Marc Cini
#12
PRO AM
Earl Bamber Motorsport
Porsche 991.2 GT3R
David Calvert-Jones Romain Dumas Jaxon Evans
#29
PRO AM
Trofeo Motorsport
Lamborghini Huracán GT3

Liam Talbot

Grant Denyer

Dean Canto Marcel Zalloua
#75
PRO AM
SunEnergy1 Racing
Mercedes-AMG GT3

Kenny Habul

Martin Konrad

David Reynolds Dominik Baumann
#188
PRO AM
Garage 59
Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3

Alexander West

Maxime Martin

Côme Ledogar Chris Goodwin
#777
PRO AM
Triple Eight Race Engineering
Mercedes-AMG GT3

Yasser Shahin

Nick Foster

Sam Shahin Anton de Pasquale
#6
Silver
Wall Racing
Lamborghini Huracán GT3

Cameron McConville

Adrian Deitz

Tony D’Alberto Jules Westwood
#24
Silver
Tony Bates Racing
Audi R8 LMS GT3

Tony Bates

Dylan O’Keeffe

Geoff Emery Max Twigg
#46
Silver
Black Falcon
Mercedes-AMG GT3
Patrick Assenheimer Sergej Afanasiev Michele Beretta
#59
Silver
59Racing
McLaren 720S GT3
Fraser Ross Dominic Storey Martin Kodrić
#96
Silver
Hobson Motorsport
Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3
Brett Hobson Garth Walden Kurt Kostecki
#159
Silver
Garage 59
Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3
Andrew Watson Olivier Hart Roman De Angelis

 

Gallery

The best photos from the 2020 Bathurst 12 Hour taken by Stuart Bowling. Click to see the full gallery.

CLASS C/GT4

#13 RHC Jorgensen-Strom
BMW M4 GT4
Daren Jorgensen Brett Strom Danny van Dongen
#19 Nineteen Corp
Mercedes-AMG GT4
Mark Griffith Dirk Müller Harrison Newey

2020 Intercontinental GT Challenge

Liqui Moli Bathurst 12 Hour

2 February
Mount Panorama Circuit
Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia

Total 24 Hours of Spa

25-26 July
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Stavelot, Liège, Belgium

Suzuka 10 Hours

23 August
Suzuka Circuit
Suzuka, Mie Prefecture, Japan

Indianapolis 8 Hour

4 October
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Speedway, Indiana, United States

Kyalami 9 Hour

21 November
Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa

CLASS I/Invitational

#20 T2 Racing
MARC II Ford Mustang V8

Adam Hargraves

Daniel Jilesen

Cédric Sbirrazzuoli Steve Owen
#91 SCANDIA Racing – by Racer Industries
MARC II Ford Mustang V8
Nick Percat Broc Feeney Aaron Cameron
#92 SCANDIA Racing – by Racer Industries
MARC II Ford Mustang V8
James Kaye Hadrian Morrall Tyler Everingham
#95 GJ Motorsport
MARC II Ford Mustang V8

Warren Luff

Geoffrey Taunton

Bayley Hall Brad Schumacher

Bathurst 12 Hour Winners

2020

Bentley Team M-Sport
Bentley Continental GT3

Jules Gounon
Jordan Pepper
Maxime Soulet
2019 Earl Bamber Motorsport
Porsche 991 GT3R
Dirk Werner
Dennis Olsen
Matt Campbell
2018 Audi Sport Team WRT
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Robin Frijns
Dries Vanthoor
Stuart Leonard
2017 Maranello Motorsport
Ferrari 488 GT3
Craig Lowndes
Toni Vilander
Jamie Whincup
2016 Tekno Autosports
McLaren 650S GT3
Álvaro Parente
Shane van Gisbergen
Jonathon Webb
2015 NISMO Athlete Global Team
Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3
Katsumasa Chiyo
Wolfgang Reip
Florian Strauß
2014 Maranello Motorsport
Ferrari 458 GT3
John Bowe
Peter Edwards
Craig Lowndes
Mika Salo

2013 Erebus Motorsport
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3
Thomas Jäger
Alexander Roloff
Bernd Schneider
2012 Phoenix Racing
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Christer Jöns
Christopher Mies
Darryl O’Young
2011 Joest Racing
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Marc Basseng
Christopher Mies
Darryl O’Young
2010 Eastern Creek International Karting
BMW 335i
John Bowe
Garry Holt
Paul Morris
2009  Team Mitsubishi Ralliart Australia
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X
Tony Longhurst
Rod Salmon
Damien White
2008 SKWIRK.com
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX
Graham Alexander
Rod Salmon
Damien White
2007 Eastern Creek Karts P/L
BMW 335i
Craig Baird
Garry Holt
Paul Morris
1994 Mazda Motorsport
Mazda Rx-7
Neil Crompton
Gregg Hansford
1993 Mazda Australia
Mazda RX-7
Alan Jones
Garry Waldon
1992 Mazda Australia
Mazda RX-7
Mark Gibbs
Charlie O’Brien
Garry Waldon
1991 Fitzgerald Racing
Toyota Supra Turbo
Nigel Arkell
Peter Fitzgerald
Allan Grice

Schedule

Friday

Local European Standard Time Duration Session
8:40-9:10 22:40-23:10
(Thursday evening)
0:30 Practice 1
(excluding Class A Plantinum and Gold drivers)
9:15-10:15 23:25-0:25 1:00 Practice 2
12:20-13:20 2:20-3:20 1:00 Practice 3
15:05-16:05 5:05-6:05 1:00 Practice 4

Saturday

Local European Standard Time Duration Session
8:45-9:45 22:45-23:45
(Friday evening)
1:00 Practice 5
12:40-13:25 2:40-3:25 0:45 Qualifying session 1
13:35-14:05 3:35-3:05 0:30 Qualifying session 2 – Class A
17:05-17:50 7:05-7:50 0:45 Qualifying Top 10 Shoot-out – Class A

Sunday

Local European Standard Time Duration Session
5:45-17:45 19:45-7:45
(Saturday evening)
12:00 Race

Complete schedule

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Bathurst 12 Hour race notebook

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Notes, quotes, records and everything else you need to know about the 2020 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour. in our Bathurst notebook ➤  The #7 Bentley Team M-Sport Continental GT3 completed the 12-hour race in 314 laps for a total of 1,950.882 kilometres. This beats...

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Bathurst 12 Hour gallery

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