LIQUI-MOLY BATHURST 12 HOUR

Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli / Round 1

3 February – 5 February

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Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour

A 26-car field is confirmed for the 2023 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, with 21 of those being GT3 cars. In the GT3 field, 8 cars are in the Pro class, 7 in the Pro-Am and 6 in the Sliver (Am) Class.

The event marks the track debut of the BMW M4 GT3, of which two are entered by 2018 event winners Team WRT. Mercedes-AMG is best represented, entering no less than nine GT3s each and another GT4 in the Invitational class, including last year’s winner SunEnergy1 run by Akkodis ASP Team with Kenny Habul, Jules Gounon and Luca Stolz returning behind the wheel. Also well-represented is Audi, seeing seven R8 LMS GT3 Evo models taking the start. Porsche returns with a single Pro entry, entered by Manthey Racing in co-operation with Australian team EMA and 2019 champ Matt Campbell in the car, and Grove Racing taking care of the always competitive Pro-Am entry. Silver Cup entry Wall Racing is back flying the Lamborghini flag, while the Invitational class is completed by the Vantage Racing KTM X-Bow GT2, two MARC cars and a SIN R1 by Daytona Sportscars.

2023 marks the 20th running of the Bathurst 12 Hour. On the line is the Australian Tourist Trophy, one of the country’s oldest prizes, as well as valuable points for the Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli. First track action is scheduled for Friday 3 February.

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

2022 Allan Simonsen Pole Position Trophy
2:02.4930

Chaz Mostert
CoinSpot Racing Team
Audi R8 LMS Evo II

2022 RACE WINNER
SunEnergy1 Triple Eight Race Engineering
Mercedes-AMG GT3

Kenny Habul
Jules Gounon
Martin Konrad
Luca Stolz
291 LAPS

Jules Gounon

Jules Gounon

SunEnergy1 Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 / 2022 Bathurst 12 Hour winner

“This is a fabulous success, also for SunEnergy1 Racing and for Mercedes-AMG with the 1-2-3. We were pushing it to the limit to remain in front. Today, we have pulled it off, and that at this unbelievable circuit. It is simply fantastic!”

2022 Bathurst 12 Hour

Until the first hours of the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, the weekend had all been about Audi. By noon, however, Mercedes-AMG teams had regained their foothold and were leading at halfway. In the fight for the win between Mercedes-AMG Team Craft-Bamboo Racing and SunEnergy1 Racing, different pitstop strategies put the #75 SunEnergy1 Racing in first place to bring Jules Gounon, Kenny Habul, Luca Stolz and Martin Konrad the victory – withstanding a push by Craft-Bamboo Racing pilot Maro Engel to unseat Gounon from the lead in the final two hours.

Latest News

Van der Linde take top 10 shoot out honours in Bathurst

Van der Linde take top 10 shoot out honours in Bathurst

In a thrilling showdown at Mount Panorama, BMW and Mercedes-AMG have secured the front row for the upcoming 2024 Repco Bathurst 12 Hour endurance race. Sheldon van der Linde of Team WRT clinched BMW's first pole position at Bathurst in six years, setting the stage for...

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Bathurst 12 Hour parade gallery

Bathurst 12 Hour parade gallery

Bathurst celebrated the start of the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour today with the traditional parade into town. Ahead of the opening practice session on Friday morning, the full field of 30 cars and its drivers made their way downtown to meet the fans. Reigning champion...

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Bathurst 12 Hour gallery

Bathurst 12 Hour gallery

The anticipated return of Pro-class racing to the Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 hour after a 3 year hiatus proved that even after the challenges created by COVID-19, the magic formula still exists. Mt Panorama once again put up a nail biting finish, even after a new-record...

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CLASS A GT3

#4
PRO AM
Grove Motorsport
Porsche 991.2 GT3R
Stephen Grove Brenton Grove Anton De Pasquale
#6
Silver
Wall Racing
Lamborghini Huracán GT3

Tony D’Alberto

Grant Denyer

David Wall Adrian Deitz
#9
PRO AM
Hallmarc Racing
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Lee Holdsworth Dean Fiore Marc Cini
#10
Silver
MYLAND
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Daniel Gaunt Dylan O’Keeffe Andrew Fawcett
#24
PRO AM
Makita Volante Rosso Motorsport
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Tony Bates Jordan Love David Reynolds
#32
PRO
Team WRT
BMW M4 GT3
Sheldon van der Linde Dries Vanthoor Charles Weerts
#44
Silver
Valmont Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3

Marcel Zalloua

Aaron Cameron

Sergio Pires Duvashen Padayachee
#46
PRO
Team WRT
BMW M4 GT3
Augusto Farfus Maxime Martin Valentino Rossi
#47
Silver
Supabarn
Audi R8 LMS GT3

David Russell

Jonathon Webb

James Koundouris Theo Koundouris
#50
Silver
M Motorsport / Vantage Racing
Audi R8 LMS GT3
David Crampton Trent Harrison Glen Wood
#55
PRO AM
Fuchs Lubricants Racing
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Brad Schumacher James Golding Fred Vervisch
#65
PRO AM
Melbourne Performance Centre
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Chaz Mostert Fraser Ross Liam Talbot
#74
PRO
Audi Sport
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Christopher Haase Patrick Niederhauser Mattia Drudi
#75
PRO
SunEnergy1
Mercedes-AMG GT3
Kenny Habul Luca Stolz Jules Gounon
#77
PRO
Mercedes-AMG Craft-Bamboo Racing
Mercedes-AMG GT3
Daniel Juncadella Philip Ellis Nick Catsburg
#99
PRO AM
Boost Mobile Racing
Mercedes-AMG GT3
Jamie Whincup Richie Stanaway Jefri Ibrahim
#101
Silver
Harrolds Volante Rosso Motorsport
Mercedes-AMG GT3

Ross Poulakis

Jonathan Hui

Josh Hunt Kevin Tse
#222
PRO AM
Scott Taylor Motorsport
Mercedes-AMG GT3

Craig Lowdnes

Scott Taylor

Alex Davison Geoff Emery
#777
PRO AM
The Bend Motorsport Park
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Christopher Mies Ricardo Feller Yasser Shahin
#888
PRO
Supercheap Auto Racing
Mercedes-AMG GT3
Shane van Gisbergen Broc Feeney Maximilian Götz
#912
PRO
Manthey EMA
Porsche 991.2 GT3R
Matt Campbell Mathieu Jaminet Thomas Preining
#999
PRO
GruppeM Racing
Mercedes-AMG GT3
Maro Engel Mikaël Grenier Raffaele Marciello

Gallery

The best photos from the 2022 Bathurst 12 Hour taken by Stuart Bowling and Michael Allen. Click to see the full gallery.

Invitational

#19 Nineteen Corporation Mercedes-AMG GT4 Mark Griffith  Fabian Schiller Christian Pancione
#50 M Motorsport / Vantage Racing
KTM-X-Bow GT2

Trent Harrison

David Crampton

Jayden Ojeda Glen Wood
#52 Wheels / FX Racing
MARC II V8
Keith Kassulke Hadrian Morrall Cameron McLeod
#66 Daytona Sports Cars
SIN R1
Ben Schoots Dylan Thomas Shane Woodman
#111 111Racing / MRA Motorsport
MARC I Mazda
Darren Currie Grant Donaldson Geoff Taunton

2023 Intercontinental GT Challenge

Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour

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

Kyalami 9 Hour

25 February
Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa

CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa

1-2 July
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Stavelot, Liège, Belgium

Indianapolis 8 Hour presented by AWS

7 October
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Speedway, Indiana, United States

Gulf 12 Hours

10 December
Yas Marina Circuit
 Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Bathurst 12 Hour Winners

2022 SunEnergy1 Triple Eight Race Engineering
Mercedes-AMG GT3
Kenny Habul
Jules Gounon
Martin Konrad
Luca Stolz
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 Central  European Time (-10 hours) Duration Session
09:45-10:25 23:45-00:35 0:40 Practice 1
11:05-11:45 01:05-01:45 0:40 Practice 2 (Bronze drivers only)
14:00-14:40 04:00-04:40 0:40 Practice 3 (Bronze drivers only)
16:10-16:50 06:10-06:50 0:40 Practice 4

Saturday

Local Central European Time (-10 hours) Duration Session
08:35-09:35 22:35-23:35 1:00 Practice 5
10:50-11:50 00:50-01:50 1:00 Practice 6
12:45-13:10 02:45-03:10 0:25 Qualifying 1
16:10-16:25 06:10-06:25 0:15 Top 10 Shootout Part 1
16:35-16:50 06:35-06:50 0:15 Top 10 Shootout Part 2

Sunday

Local Central European Time (-10 hours)
Duration Session
05:45-17:45 19:45-07:45 12:00 Race

Complete schedule

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Van der Linde take top 10 shoot out honours in Bathurst

Van der Linde take top 10 shoot out honours in Bathurst

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Bathurst 12 Hour parade gallery

Bathurst 12 Hour parade gallery

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Bathurst 12 Hour gallery

Bathurst 12 Hour gallery

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