LIQUI MOLY BATHURST 12 HOUR

Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli / Round 1

Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia Powered by AWS / Round 2

13 May – 15 May

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Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour

After the cancellation of the 2021 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, the fastest race at Mount Panorama returns in autumn 2022 with a grid of 20 cars. The return to Pro-Am entries and the smaller field is due to forced pandemic-related rescheduling which resulted in clashes with Europe’s biggest races. But with the best of the best from the Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia Powered by AWS and the occasional top tier driver sprinkled throughout, the race at Mount Panorama guarantees to be a thrill from sunrise to sunset.

Six different brands are entered with Audi – mainly courtesy of Melbourne Performance Centre – supplying the largest amount with seven R8 LMS GT3 models. Mercedes-AMG follows closely with six AMG GT3s. At a distance with three cars total, Porsche is represented by one GT3R model and two GT3 Cup versions of the 991.2 . Two different MARC Cars Australia entries have been lodged: one MARC II V8 and one MARC II Mustang. Both will race in the Invitational class where they meet the single KTM X-Bow GT2. Rounding out the field is Lamborghini, with one Huracán GT3 to complete the GT3 Pro-Am class.

Few of the international teams return to Mount Panorama for the return of the 12 Hour, however, the winner of the most recent edition is back: Jules Gounon has since moved from Bentley to Mercedes-AMG and is racing the SunEnergy1 Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 to a hopeful return to the top step of the podium. 2020 Silver Cup and Australian Endurance Championship round winner Fraser Ross cannot be missed from the grid either and sharing the Melbourne Performance Centre-entered Coinspot Audi R8 LMS GT3 with Liam Talbot and all-round top gunner Chaz Mostert will be an outright contender. It seems likely that Mostert will have to content with his 2021 Bathurst 1000 co-winner Lee Holdsworth, however, as Holdsworth steps aboard the Hallmarc Audi – another entry by Melbourne Performance Centre – alongside Marc Cini and Dean Fiore.

The 2021 edition marks the 19th 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 both the Intercontinental GT Challenge and GT World Challenge Australia. First track action is scheduled for Friday 13 May.

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.”

2020 Bathurst 12 Hour

A strong wind preceded the post-race downpour and blew all kinds of dirt and debris onto the track, with many teams ending up with punctures including Raffaele Marciello’s #999 GruppeM Mercedes-AMG GT3 that had been challenging the #7 Bentley Team M-Sport for the lead since the late morning hours and was pushing to keep up with the unleashed Jules Gounon in the final hours. With the Mercedes-AMG out of the picture, the Bentley Boy, himself a victim of a puncture late in the race – however, very close to pit entry – held on to victory. The Frenchman crossed the line ahead of the recovered Marciello but with GruppeM given a penalty it were the #60 59Racing McLaren 720S GT3 (Álvaro Parente/Ben Barnicoat/Tom Blomqvist) and #888 Mercedes-AMG Team Triple Eight Race Engineering (Maximilian Götz/Jamie Whincup/Shane van Gisbergen) crews that joined Maxime Soulet, Jules Gounon and Jordan Pepper on the podium.

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CLASS A/GT3

#4
PRO AM
Grove Motorsport
Porsche 991.2 GT3R
Stephen Grove Brenton Grove Ben Barker
#6
PRO AM
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
#17
PRO AM
Team BRM
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Mark Rosser Nick Percat Joseph Mawson
#19
PRO AM
Nineteen Corporation Pty Ltd
Mercedes-AMG GT3
Mark Griffith Will Brown Jack Perkins
#24
PRO AM
C Tech Laser
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Tony Bates David Reynolds Cam Waters
#45
AM
RAM Motorsport
Mercedes-AMG GT3
Michael Sheargold Garth Walden Brett Hobson
#47
AM
Supabarn
Audi R8 LMS GT3

David Russell

Paul Stokell

James Koundouris Theo Koundouris
#55
AM
Valmont Racing
Mercedes-AMG GT3
Marcel Zalloua Sergio Pires Duvashen Padayachee
#65
PRO AM
Coinspot
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Liam Talbot Fraser Ross Chaz Mosert
#74
PRO AM
Audi Sport Team Valvoline
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Brad Schumacher Kelvin van der Linde Nathanaël Berthon
#75
PRO AM
SunEnergy1 Racing
Mercedes-AMG GT3

Kenny Habul

Luca Stolz

Martin Konrad Jules Gounon
#91
PRO AM
Mercedes-AMG Team Craft-Bamboo Racing
Mercedes-AMG GT3
Kevin Tse Daniel Juncadella Maro Engel
#777
PRO AM
Audi Sport Team Valvoline
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Yasser Shahin Ricardo Feller Markus Winkelhock
#888
PRO AM
Mercedes-AMG Team Triple Eight Race Engineering
Mercedes-AMG GT3
Jefri Ibrahim Broc Feeney Shane van Gisbergen

Gallery

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

CLASS C/Porsche Cup

#11 Our Kloud- UpTo11 Motorsport
Porsche 991.2 GT3 Cup
Indiran Padayachee Eric Constantindis Aaron Zerefos
#222 Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
Porsche 991.2 GT3 Cup

Scott Taylor

Geoff Emery

Alex Davison Craig Lowndes

2022 Intercontinental GT Challenge

Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour

15 May
Mount Panorama Circuit
Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia

TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa

30-31 July
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Stavelot, Liège, Belgium

Indianapolis 8 Hour Presented by AWS

9 October
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Speedway, Indiana, United States

Joburg Kyalami 9 Hour

3 December
Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa

CLASS I/Invitational

#50 M Motorsport/ Vantage Racing
KTM X-Bow GT2

David Crampton

Dale Wood

Glen Wood  Trent Harrison
#52 Wheels/ FX Racing PNG
MARC II Ford Mustang V8
Keith Kassulke Hadrian Morrall Zane Morse
#95 MARC Cars Australia
MARC II V8
Geoffrey Taunton Jake Camilleri Declan Fraser

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 Central European Summer Time (-8 hours) Duration Session
10:05-10:35 02:05-02:35 0:30 Practice 1 (Bronze Drivers only)
10:45-11:15 02:45-03:15 0:30 Practice 2
15:15-15:55 07:15-07:55 0:40 Practice 3 (Bronze Drivers only)
17:05-17:45 09:05-09:45 0:40 Practice 4

Saturday

Local Central European Summer Time (-8 hours) Duration Session
08:05-09:05 00:05-00:50 1:00 Practice 5
10:00-11:00 02:00-3:00 1:00 Practice 6
13:20-13:45 05:20-05:45 0:25 Qualifying 1 (All Classes Bronze Only)
13:55-14:20 05:55-06:20 0:25 Qualifying 2 (All Classes Pro Only)
16:10-16:55 08:10-08:55 0:45 Top 10 Shootout

Sunday

Local Central European Summer Time (-8 hours)
Duration Session
05:15-17:15 21:15-09:15 12:00 Race

Complete schedule

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