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#1 mouserat159

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:49

:wave: Hello everyone, I thought I might start up a new topic on the modern Bathurst 12 hour race. I received an e-mail from the 12 hr Bathurst organizers announcing the 2013 Bathurst 12 hour race on 8 to the 10 Februay will return to free to air with SBS televising the highlights package in a special 3 hour Speekweek on the following week.

Anglo-American team United Autosports has entered two-car McLaren team driving the McLaren MP4-12 GT3, the United Autosport competed in this year's Bathurst 12 Hour with an Audi R8 LMS. A Ford GT also features amongst the GT3 (outright) class list, set to be run by the Asian Racing League team.

Live streamig of the race will return on the Bathurst 12 Hour website (of the Sunday race only.)


I hope I have started a topic that will be of interssed to some of you, I have started it now it is up to you if you would like to continue it or not.

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#2 mouserat159

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 04:42

Former formula 1 Ferrari F1 driver Ivan Capelli will join Jim Manolios and Rod Wilson in a Trofeo Motorsport entered Chevrolet Corvette FIA GT3 in Class A (GT3 Outright) for the 2013 Bathrust 12 hour the former Ferrari F1 driver Ivan Capelli will join regular drivers Jim Manolios and Rod Wilson. Capelli competed at 98 Grands Prix for Tyrell, Leyton House / March, Ferrari and Jordan between 1985 and 1993, with 3rd in the 1988 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa Francorchamps his best result. He currently works for Italian broadcaster RAI as a specialist Formula 1 commentator but continues to keep his eye in behind the wheel, having recently raced in the European V8 Superstars series, amongst other categories.

Capelli best Formula 1 result came 3rd driving a March-Judd in 1988 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa Francorchamps.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 12:18

The defending Bathurst 12 Hour champion team, Phoenix Racing, has entered the 2013 race in a bid to secure back-to-back wins for the German outfit and three in a row for Audi.Phoenix Racing prepared the race-winning Audi R8 LMS that won the 2012 race with drivers Darryl O’Young, Christopher Meis and Christer Jons and has entered the latest 2012-specification Audi R8 LMS Ultra for 2013.

Following their their win this year, the team went on to win the Nurburgring 24 hour race in June and then backed that up with a crushing victory in the recent Spa 24 hour against a record field of more than 70 GT3 vehicles. The Phoenix Raceing team won the Bathurst, Nurburgring and Spa enduros this year.



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Posted 30 August 2012 - 03:30

Who paid for the live streaming of the race this season? I can't imagine too many people have access to Speed Channel Australia nor them having a sizable production budget? Surely not the competitors who have huge costs already, and are of course the main "customer" of a race of this type rather than spectators?

It seemed to be good quality coverage, shame to be limited to quite a small audience.

Since the broadcast is being produced in realtime, it does seem a little odd that Audi or Mercedes aren't prepared to sponsor at least a few hours of the race to be shown live on one of the digital multi-channels? [There are 24 hour infomercial channels selling bleeding frying pans after all!]

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 01:14

Liqui-Moly will become the naming-rights partner of the Bathurst 12 Hour from 2013, with a 3 year deal

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:32

If the Balance of Performance measures in GT3 are even half as bad as they were this year (following the totally ridiculous Dubai 24h model where joker laps, post qualifying weight penalties etc were used on top of regular GT3 BoP which itself makes no sense) well you're in for a mess.

And Australian GT only participating for one hour, then parking the cars for the rest of the race is pants. Even worse than Dutch Supercar Challenge only doing a few hour run @ the 24 hours of Zolder in 2011.

Edited by SonnyViceR, 06 November 2012 - 10:35.


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:48

Hello SonnyViceR Thank you for posting on this forum and keeping it alive. As you can see it is barely breathing at the moment, but as February gets closer hopefully this forum will pick up. I have the provisional entry list for the 2013 Bathurst 12h. I would have thougth the Dubai 24h would have been a excellent event with all the great teams and cars you would get over in Europe

A Amac Motorsport Australia Mosler MT900GT3
A Trofeo Motorsport Australia Chevrolet Corvette Z06R GT3
A United Autosports United Kingdom Audi R8 LMS Ultra
A Clearwater Racing Singapore Ferrari 458 Italia
A Phoenix Racing Germany Audi R8 LMS Ultra
A Lago Racing Australia Lamborghini LP 560-4
A Craft Eurasia Racing Hong Kong Ford GT
A Peter Conroy Motorsports Australia Audi R8 LMS
A Rod Salmon Australia Audi R8 LMS
A Maranello Motorsport Australia Ferrari 458 Italia
A Engstler Motorsport Germany BMWZ4
B CJ Racing United States of America.. Porsche 997 GT3 Cup
B Rentcorp Australia.. Porsche 997 GT3 Cup
B Level Racing Belgium.. Porsche 997 GT3 Cup
B Grove Motorsport Australia.. Porsche 997 GT3 Cup
B Mark Eddy Australia.. Audi R8
B Racing Incident Australia Lamborghini LP 520
B Motorsport Services New Zealand Porsche 997 GT3 Cup
B Motorsport Services New Zealand Porsche 997 GT3 Cup
B Motorsport Services New Zealand Porsche 997 GT3 Cup
C Simply Sports Cars Australia Lotus Exige
C Tony Alford Australia.. Nissan GTR
D Maximum Motorsport Australia.. Subaru Impreza WRX STi
D GWS Motorsport Australia.. BMW 335i
D Motorsport Services New Zealand BMW 135i
D Beric Lynton Australia.. BMW 1M
D Sherrin Rentals Australia.. BMW 135i
E GWS Motorsport Australia.. BMW 130i
E Racer Industries Australia.. Holden Astra HSV VXR
E Allan Shephard Australia.. BMW 130i
I1 Ric Shaw Racing Australia.. Mazda RX-7
I1 Michael Sherrin Australia.. Mini Cooper S
I1 Massel Racing Australia.. Mazda RX-7
I2 Motorsport Services New Zealand.. SEAT Leon Super Copa
I2 Motorsport Services New Zealand.. SEAT Leon Super Copa
I2 Racer Industries Australia.. Opel Astra VX-R
I2 Sam Chester Australia.. Mazda RX-7 Turbo
I2 Tony Burrows New Zealand.. Subaru Impreza WRX STi
I3 Mal Rose Racing Australia.. Holden VY Commodore
I3 Rick Cooper New Zealand Mustang FR500CGT
I3 Daytona Sportscars Australia Daytona Coupe
I3 Racer Industries Australia Ford FPV GT
I3 Ivan Robinson Australia Nissan Skyline V35 350GT

If the Balance of Performance measures in GT3 are even half as bad as they were this year (following the totally ridiculous Dubai 24h model where joker laps, post qualifying weight penalties etc were used on top of regular GT3 BoP which itself makes no sense) well you're in for a mess.

And Australian GT only participating for one hour, then parking the cars for the rest of the race is pants. Even worse than Dutch Supercar Challenge only doing a few hour run @ the 24 hours of Zolder in 2011.


Edited by mouserat159, 07 November 2012 - 11:13.


#8 SonnyViceR

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 19:54

mouserat159, it's not the level of participating teams I'm negative about (indeed, there are some really quality entries both in here and Dubai), but when you start to have things like... this...
http://www.ten-tenth...mp;postcount=46

Well. It all just gets very, very silly. Bathurst should've never accepted FIA GT3 cars

Edited by SonnyViceR, 07 November 2012 - 19:57.


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:39

Roger Lago driver of the JBS Lamborghini Gallardo LP560 GT3,he's co-drivers will be David Russsell how is a regular driver of the Aussie V8 Supercar Lights, will jump on board the black Lamborghini again with internationally renowned GT ace Peter Kox. For people that don't know Peter Kox raced karts before he moved to cars in 1983, winning the Marlboro Formula Ford Challenge. In 1995 he became a works BMW driver in the German Supertouring Championship, coming second in the series, and also winning the Spa 24 Hours. he drove a Aston Martin DBR9 in the "LM"GT1 class in 2010

Edited by mouserat159, 08 November 2012 - 11:50.


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:45

V8 Supercar Lights? You mean the Dunlop Development Series? :)

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 13:35

Have they banned Mitsubishi Evo's from running in the 12 Hour? I seem to recall them cleaning up in the last few years, but there's none on the entry list. :confused:

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:37

Yes I meant to say the Dunlop Development Series. I just couldn't think of the current naming sponsor for the series at the time of writing last night. Thanks for your reply and correcting me. :blush:

V8 Supercar Lights? You mean the Dunlop Development Series? :)





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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:22

Have they banned Mitsubishi Evo's from running in the 12 Hour? I seem to recall them cleaning up in the last few years, but there's none on the entry list. :confused:


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They made their own 6hr race at Eastern Creek I recall. No interest in being lapped.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:07

The great charity that is Camp Quality will be the official charity of the 2013 and 2014 events. $2 from every ticket sold to the 2013 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour will be donated to Camp Quality.

Remember the sunday race will be live on the internet as well as live rece times on the Bathurst 12 hour website they usually have twitter going on through out the day as well.

Edited by mouserat159, 21 November 2012 - 11:49.


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 10:42

Bat... Ball... Home

They made their own 6hr race at Eastern Creek I recall. No interest in being lapped.


I reckon there'd be more to it than that. Didn't they change the rules to let all those non-production exotics in, and thus (hopefully) draw a bigger crowd?

It's just odd that there's a couple of Subaru STi's running, whilst anyone who knows cars is well aware that the Evo IX & X are altogether better tools if you're going to enter this thing and want to run a 4WD turbo 2 litre.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:33

FIFTY FOUR cars have entered the 2013 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, setting up a race that looks a thriller across every class.

20 cars will travel from overseas to compete against the best GT and Production cars Australia has to offer. 20 international entries have been received from 10 countries; Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Singapore, Germany, Hong Kong, United States of America, Belgium, Switzerland and France.
• 32 cars make up the three ‘GT’ classes, GT3 Outright, GT3 and GT4. 18 cars are in the outright class – a record.
• Six of the defending, Bathurst 12 Hour-winning Audi R8 LMSs are entered.
• 10 Porsches, two Mercedes Benz SLS AMGs, two Lamborghini Gallardo’s and two Ferrari 458’s are also entered.
• The Ford GT, BMW Z4M and Chevrolet Corvette Z06 GT3 will make their respective race debuts.
• Two factory-supported Peugeot RCZs will race for the first time (the cars are entered in the I1 invitational class).
• Making the most of the extended Invitational classes, a Daytona Coupe will compete for the first time.

The three teams that filled the top three places in the 2012 race, Phoenix Racing, Erebus Motorsport and Clearwater Racing, have all confirmed

Edited by mouserat159, 17 December 2012 - 05:45.


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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:10

Ex- Forumula 1 driver Mika Salo is going to race in the Baturst 12 race. While he did not make mention of the team he will be driving for, fellow 12-hour driver Allan Simonsen replied by welcoming Salo to the team which is almost certainly Maranello Motorsport’s Ferrari 458

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:44

Mika Salo has been confirmed he will join Allan Simonsen, Australian Touring Car champion and legend John Bowe and team owner Peter Edwards in the Maranello Ferrari 458 GT3.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:34

Will be getting this year if I've got half a chance. Went 2 years ago - the best value for money motorsport event I've ever been to.

I'll have a chat to a couple of guys I know who did the post race interviews. See if they're streaming this year. Well worth a watch.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:11

Great news: Radio Le Mans to provide international audio coverage of the race. :D

#21 Richard T

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:36

Johan Kristoffersson, Andreas Simonsen and Harold Primat will share a Audi R8 LMS At Phoenix..

Good luck to our swedes ;)

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:28

The Bathurst 12 hour race will also be stream live on www.bathurst12hour.com.au usually you get a photo of the car with the drivers names & the current lap time next to it & the list will automatically change few minutes or so, it has been great every year. And SBS are going to show a special 3 hour highlight show of the race the following weekend. I may laugh at a 3 hours coverage of a 12 hour race but I fell luckily the race will be televised back on a Free to air channel.


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Posted 14 January 2013 - 13:07

totally off topic .... but I always read the modern Butthurt 12 hour as title instead... can't unsee it D:

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:29

A host of V8 Supercar Championship stars from Brad Jones Racing will join a factory-supported Peugeot team at the 2013 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.

Peugeot Australia has entered two factory RCZ Cup models in the Invitational class, with V8 Supercar stars Jason Bright, Andrew Jones and David Wall set to be split across the two cars.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:05

http://www.speedcafe...thurst-12-hour/

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:12

Allan Simonsen has handed Marranello Motorsport Friday bragging rights at the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour. Simonsen started the session in the car to evaluate the different rubber, clocking a best of 2:08.54s. The #63 Erebus Mercedes and #33 Clearwater Ferrari ended up second and third respectively after Lee Holdsworth and Craig Baird recorded near identical 2:08.6s during a mid-session flurry.
The Practice 2 pace-setting #6 Skwirk Audi of Craig Lowndes/Warren Luff and Rod Salmon was just sixth fastest in the final session after focusing on giving car owner Salmon maximum seat time.

Practice 3 was punctured by a single red flag, called just 10 minutes in to retrieve the #26 GWS BMW after a spin at the top of the Mountain.

The #80 Beric Lynton BMW 1M completed just one lap as it continued to struggle with electrical problems, causing Lynton to replace the car with his venerable M3 for the remainder of the weekend.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:18

reasonably warm today, about 34C. Shudder to think what track temp was.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:52

A few light showers are in and around Bathurst now (as it shows on the radar so may cool it off a little tomorrow for the drivers.

reasonably warm today, about 34C. Shudder to think what track temp was.


Edited by mouserat159, 08 February 2013 - 11:53.


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 11:40

Lee Holdsworth got pole today for team Erebus Motorsport Mercedes with a time of 2:06.27s. Track temperatures was at 60 degrees one stage. The grid for tommow
1 63 Erebus Motorsport Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 A 2:06.2730
2 88 Il Bello Rosso Ferrari F458 GT3 A 2:06.4839 0:00.2109
3 33 Clearwater Racing Ferrari F458 GT3 A 2:06.8857 0:00.6127
4 11 JBS Swift Lamborghini GT3 LP56 A 2:06.9615 0:00.6885
5 9 Network Clothing / Hallmarc Audi R8 LMS Ultra GT A 2:06.9835 0:00.7105
6 36 Erebus Motorsport Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 A 2:07.2389 0:00.9659
7 1 Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS Ultra GT A 2:07.5672 0:01.2942
8 5 VIP Petfoods Porsche 911 GT3 R A 2:07.6015 0:01.3285
9 48 GB Galvanizing Lamborghini GT3 LP56 A 2:07.6838 0:01.4108
10 58 AF Corse SRL Ferrari F458 GT3 A 2:07.9320 0:01.6590
11 29 Trofeo Motorsport / Pirelli Chevrolet Corvette Z A 2:08.6714 0:02.3984
12 6 Skwirk / Oneworld Bar Audi R8 LMS Ultra GT A 2:08.7569 0:02.4839
13 71 Equity-One Mortgage Fund Audi R8 LMS Ultra GT A 2:08.8931 0:02.6201
14 23 United Autosports Audi R8 LMS Ultra GT A 2:08.9790 0:02.7060
15 14 Peter Conroy Motorsport Audi R8 LMS GT A 2:09.8581 0:03.5851
16 77 VIP Petfoods Aston Martin GT 2:10.6374 0:04.3644
17 81 DragonSpeed Audi R8 LMS Ultra GT A 2:11.0050 0:04.7320
18 12 ASM/BRM Motorsports Porsche 997 GT3 Cup B 2:11.7360 0:05.4630
19 51 IMAK / KWIKMIT Mosler MT900 GT3 A 2:13.1292 0:06.8562
20 16 Liqui Moly BMW Z4 GT3 A 2:13.9285 0:07.6555
21 30 Hunter Sports Group Porsche 997 GT3 Cup B 2:13.9314 0:07.6584
22 4 Grove Group Porsche 997 GT3 Cup B 2:14.2955 0:08.0225
23 44 Mal Rose Racing Holden VY Commodore I3 2:15.8420 0:09.5690
24 65 Daytona Sports Cars Pty Ltd Daytona Coupe I3 2:16.2340 0:09.9610
25 45 Rentcorp Forklifts Porsche 997 GT3 Cup B 2:16.6129 0:10.3399
26 10 Simply Sports Cars Lotus Exige C 2:21.6981 0:15.4251
27 8 We Are Legend Porsche 997 GT3 Cup B 2:22.0879 0:15.8149
28 54 Donut King Nissan R35 GTR C 2:22.6052 0:16.3322
29 69 Motorsport Services Porsche 997 GT3 Cup B 2:22.6187 0:16.3457
30 67 Motorsport Services Porsche 997 GT3 Cup B 2:24.0454 0:17.7724
31 76 Aston Martin St. Gallen Aston Martin Vantage C 2:25.0950 0:18.8220
32 35 Sennheiser/ Ric Shaw Racing Mazda RX-7 I2 2:25.9253 0:19.6523
33 20 Team Peugeot RCZ Peugeot RCZ Cup I1 2:26.5056 0:20.2326
34 55 Motorsport Services Seat Leon Supercopa I2 2:26.6948 0:20.4218
35 56 Motorsport Services Seat Leon Supercopa I2 2:27.0011 0:20.7281
36 21 Team Peugeot RCZ Peugeot RCZ Cup I1 2:27.6536 0:21.3806
37 40 Motor School Porsche 996 GT3 Cup GT 2:27.6843 0:21.4113
38 62 nurburgring.com.au Lotus Exige S C 2:27.7740 0:21.5010
39 2 Racer Industries Holden Astra HSV VXR I2 2:27.8507 0:21.5777
40 60 1Cover Motionsport Lotus Elise I1 2:28.0710 0:21.7980
41 68 Motorsport Services Porsche 997 GT3 Cup B 2:28.2472 0:21.9742
42 19 Sherrin Rentals BMW 135i D 2:28.4451 0:22.1721
43 7 Maximum Motorsport Subaru Impreza WRX S D 2:29.0967 0:22.8237
44 73 ES Australia Ginetta G50 G4 GT 2:30.9941 0:24.7211
45 13 Bruce Lynton BMW BMW E46 I3 2:31.4765 0:25.2035
46 22 Cootes Transport Ford FPV GT D 2:33.3710 0:27.0980
47 3 Racer Industries Holden Astra HSV VXR E 2:38.9062 0:32.6332
48 27 The Shire Conveyancer BMW 130i E 2:40.6276 0:34.3546
49 70 Motorsport Services Seat Leon Supercopa I2 2:40.6653 0:34.3923
50 26 GWS Personnel BMW 130i E 2:41.5339 0:35.2609
51 17 Showershop (NZ) Subaru Impreza WRX S I2 2:43.9006 0:37.6276
52 24 GWS Personnel BMW 335i D 5:06.7677 3:00.4947

#30 ApexMouse

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 20:06

Wierd to see a GT3 grid that isnt locked out by absurdly 'balanced' Z4's.

#31 gm914

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 20:07

Anyone else having trouble accessing the streaming website?

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 20:18

Anyone else having trouble accessing the streaming website?


Problem isn't with the streaming website, it's with the video uplink from the track.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 20:52

What a joke. :rolleyes:

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 21:25

What a joke. :rolleyes:

It's free and it worked fine for last years race.
Look on the positives I reckon. :)

Try http://www.radiolemans.com apparently?

Edited by V8 Fireworks, 09 February 2013 - 21:26.


#35 gm914

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 21:40

It's free and it worked fine for last years race.
Look on the positives I reckon. :)

Try http://www.radiolemans.com apparently?

Yeh, you're right. It is finally working. Pretty embarrassing to miss the first hour of racing though.

I tell you those lush green hills and Aussie sunshine look pretty damn good from my snowy, sludgy NYC bunker :p

Enjoying the RLM commentary too.

Positive enough?  ;)



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 22:45

http://www.speedcafe...thurst-12-hour/

Working for me.

#37 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 23:02

Evidently Alan Simonson in the Ferrari actually qualified fastest, but went too fast, a high 2.05 and the 'limit' is 2.06. So got a 50 kilo present!

Has anyone tried Natsoft? I used it yesterday. looked at one result and tried for the next and i just get a blank screen. I know a couple of people in support categorys and it is nice to know how they are going.

And I have tried to watch the live streaming, but it stops every 5 seconds. Though I think it is my connection, being too far from a capital city. I an SIX km from the Adelaide GPO. About 4 as the crow flies. Ahh modern infrastructure, on our 65 y/o phone lines.

Edited by Lee Nicolle, 09 February 2013 - 23:07.


#38 gm914

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 23:07

Is there no tv coverage in Australia Lee?

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 23:12

No live coverage - there will be a 3hr highlights package on SBS next weekend apparently...

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 23:16

No live coverage - there will be a 3hr highlights package on SBS next weekend apparently...

Wow.


#41 mouserat159

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:14

Hi it seems to be working fine
If you are still are having trouble with it try going on http://www.speedcafe.com/ as they are doing the livesteaming.

Anyone else having trouble accessing the streaming website?


Edited by mouserat159, 10 February 2013 - 01:19.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:43

I'm watching this stream : http://new.livestrea.../events/1604381
dunno if it's the same than you previously posted, but it is perfect :)

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:33

Erebus Motorsport has taken victory in the 2013 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour with its #36 Mercedes of Alex Roloff, Bernd Schneider and Thomas Jaeger

Yes the livestream never missed a beat all weekend.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:14

Managed to watch the last couple of hours - a bit long with the SC periods but again Bathurst turned the weather on for the end of a race :)

Thanks again mouserat159 for your efforts keeping this thread alive :up:

Edited by krapmeister, 10 February 2013 - 10:15.


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:14

Hi Krepmeister your are most welcolme.

Managed to watch the last couple of hours - a bit long with the SC periods but again Bathurst turned the weather on for the end of a race :)

Thanks again mouserat159 for your efforts keeping this thread alive :up:



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Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:29

Just a reminder that Speedweek are showing a 3 hour highlights show of last weekend's Bathurst 12 hour race this Sunday 17th starting at 11:30 am.

I just got word that next year's 12 hour Bathurst in on the 7th- 9th February 2014.

22,453 people attended over the three day race meet, that's 2,700 up on last year.

I hope this forum will continue as more info on next year's event comes to hand.

Regards

Mouserat 159 :)

Edited by mouserat159, 15 February 2013 - 11:30.


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Posted 15 February 2013 - 17:48

Watch out for Lee Holdsworth, the pole sitter, taking out the class leading (7 laps ahead) and 18th O/A Lotus Elise by running into the back of it on the start finish straight on the restart with an hour to go!

#48 Wuzak

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:02

Evidently Alan Simonson in the Ferrari actually qualified fastest, but went too fast, a high 2.05 and the 'limit' is 2.06. So got a 50 kilo present!


And here is that lap:


#49 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 23:03

I watched some of the Speedweek highlights. Commentary was crap, as was the coverage. The racing though seemed ok, though the cars and rules seemed very confusing to me. Since when has an Astra been a GT car? Or a Seat. They were just chicanes.

And Mal Rose in a seemingly 10 y/o Supercar? Though typical Mal, cruise around all day and finish well.

As did most of the Porkers, who finished very well. Or in the wall.

The foil insulation in the Ferrari was just so ugly. Looks like a dodgey home reno!!

Though a hi tech sports car it seems is no quicker, and less reliable than a Tuetonic sports coupe, and faster than the Audis.

And ex F1 drivers try and drive through non existent gaps, he will make a good Supercar driver where that is expected,, in a sprint race not an enduro. I feel sorry for the Porsche driver.



#50 Wuzak

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:17

The foil insulation in the Ferrari was just so ugly. Looks like a dodgey home reno!!


It may well have been a home reno!

I haven't seen pics of that particular car or a standard GT3.

I was also wondering how much faster a GT2 version would be. But it may not be, since the GT2 has less power and more weight than the GT3!

The 458 GT2 did win its class (GTE pro) at Le Mans last year.

Edited by Wuzak, 18 February 2013 - 01:18.