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#51 mouserat159

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:41

Nissan’s GT-R nameplate could return to the Mount Panorama podium next year as the manufacturer assesses an entry in the 2014 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour. The rear-wheel-drive, twin-turbo, V6 machine would be an outright contender in the Bathurst 12 Hour field, and according to Nissan’s global motorsport boss, Darren Cox, will likely be on the grid next year.

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#52 Victor_RO

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:57

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.


GT2/GTE has similar amounts of power to GT3 actually, more weight but should also have more downforce (in theory, the latest GT3 aero mods may have overturned that too).

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 08:04

Rick Kelly is going to run an official entry for Nissan at the 2014 Bathurst 12hour driving a GTR

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 10:12

As many as three V8-powered Ford Focus entries could be on the grid at the Bathurst 12 Hour next February. The build of the cars is already underway at Pace headquarters in Queensland, with RRyan McLeod set to campaign them in a variety of endurance events across the globe in place of his current production-based Holden Astras..

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 11:18

As many as three V8-powered Ford Focus entries could be on the grid at the Bathurst 12 Hour next February. The build of the cars is already underway at Pace headquarters in Queensland, with RRyan McLeod set to campaign them in a variety of endurance events across the globe in place of his current production-based Holden Astras..


They should be strong runners! Are they the Kugel versions from the USA? :cool:

http://www.kugelkomp...cus/focusv8.php

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 04:06

Craig Lowndes will join the Maranello Motorsport squad for the 2014 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour. he will team up alongside  John Bowe and car owner Peter Edwardsin at Ferrari 458 GT3. Maranello Motorsport will add a yet-to-be-named fourth driver to the assault on the race from February 7-9 2014.



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 04:49

Craig Lowndes will join the Maranello Motorsport squad for the 2014 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour. he will team up alongside  John Bowe and car owner Peter Edwardsin at Ferrari 458 GT3. Maranello Motorsport will add a yet-to-be-named fourth driver to the assault on the race from February 7-9 2014.

This entry will have to start as one of the pre event favorites



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 02:10

Thee hours of the 2014 Bathurst 12 hour race will be broadcasted on SBS. With the last 3 hours of the race to be shown LIVE! SBS will broadcast the final three hours of the race, supplementing the live streaming web service. The agreement will mark the first time that the 12 Hour has received live free-to-air coverage since the race returned in 2007.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 07:11

Three Ford Focus V8s have been given the green light to race in the 2014 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour following the addition of a fourth invitational class.  the Ryan McLeod-run cars feature a purpose built chassis fitted with Focus body panels, a 5.0 litre Ford Coyote engine and an Albins transaxle gearbox.

 

A second Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG from last year's race winners Erebus Motorsport is the most high profile addition so far for the 2014 Bathurst 12 hour. Victorian state-level team Vicious Rumour Racing has also joined the field, adding a fourth Ferrari 458 GT3 to those entered by Maranello Motorsport, AF Corse and Clearwater Racing.

 

Maranello has this week confirmed its full driving squad, with Finn Mika Salo returning alongside John Bowe, car owner Peter Edwards and Craig Lowndes.  .



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:26

Three Ford Focus V8s have been given the green light to race in the 2014 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour following the addition of a fourth invitational class.  the Ryan McLeod-run cars feature a purpose built chassis fitted with Focus body panels, a 5.0 litre Ford Coyote engine and an Albins transaxle gearbox.
 
A second Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG from last year's race winners Erebus Motorsport is the most high profile addition so far for the 2014 Bathurst 12 hour. Victorian state-level team Vicious Rumour Racing has also joined the field, adding a fourth Ferrari 458 GT3 to those entered by Maranello Motorsport, AF Corse and Clearwater Racing.
 
Maranello has this week confirmed its full driving squad, with Finn Mika Salo returning alongside John Bowe, car owner Peter Edwards and Craig Lowndes.  .

Somewhere someone has lost the plot. These are supposed to be production cars. A V8 Focus with a Albins transaxle is some sort of weird Sports Sedan! The more I read here the less interest I have in the whole effort.
I have no issues with Ferraris and the like,, but Production cars, as they are produced by the factory. Springs, shocks and brake pads should be free, as too exhaust. Though one off specials should be excluded. Mininum roduction numbers of at least 300 should be enforced.
The public will get behind such an event far more than a pack of hot rods that have no relevance to what they see on the streets. Remember the crowds that have gone missing at stupidcar events.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 10:38

Yeah I've no idea why Ford Focus bodied V8 powered silhouette racer are being allowed into a 12hr GT/Production based endurance race. Odd.



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 11:34

Somewhere someone has lost the plot. These are supposed to be production cars. A V8 Focus with a Albins transaxle is some sort of weird Sports Sedan! The more I read here the less interest I have in the whole effort.
I have no issues with Ferraris and the like,, but Production cars, as they are produced by the factory. Springs, shocks and brake pads should be free, as too exhaust. Though one off specials should be excluded. Mininum roduction numbers of at least 300 should be enforced.
The public will get behind such an event far more than a pack of hot rods that have no relevance to what they see on the streets. Remember the crowds that have gone missing at stupidcar events.

yes, agreed



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:12

I preferred it before they allowed the GT class. Once they had a joker time, then I lost all interest. I won't be going unless I have friends in support categories, and I only live 6km from the track.



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 17:34

I preferred it before they allowed the GT class. Once they had a joker time, then I lost all interest. I won't be going unless I have friends in support categories, and I only live 6km from the track.

 

They're dumping the joker time rule next year FYI.

 

Yeah I've no idea why Ford Focus bodied V8 powered silhouette racer are being allowed into a 12hr GT/Production based endurance race. Odd.

 

Similar rules to the Dubai 24h, the spaceframe stuff is classified as touring cars basically.



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 21:57

I preferred it before they allowed the GT class. Once they had a joker time, then I lost all interest. I won't be going unless I have friends in support categories, and I only live 6km from the track.

 

So....a quick 18.213 Km round trip :up:  :)


Edited by 275 GTB-4, 31 October 2013 - 22:00.


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 09:55

Steven Richards will seek Bathurst history when he returns Bathurst 12 in 2014.

Richards, , will return to the Mountain driving a Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 racing outright class.



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 11:27

Fiat and Abarth are going to have a factory backed team of two Abarth 695 Assetto Corse race cars will take on the world’s fastest GT cars in the 2014 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-hour. The factory backed team of two Abarth 695 Assetto Corse race cars will take on the world’s fastest GT cars in the 2014 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-hour.

The race, which takes place in February, features a range of production-based and GT3-spec machinery. In 2014 it will see factory-backed teams from Mercedes-AMG, Nismo and Audi. And now alongside the SLS, GT-R and R8 racers,  and the two purpose-built Abarths.
 
The cars are built for both rallying and racing and feature in a one-make series in Europe. They boast 1.4-litre turbocharged engines and SADEV six-speed sequential gearboxes. At just over 900kg, they pack some punch – delivering a better power to weight ratio than many high-performance V8s.


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Posted 12 November 2013 - 05:44

They're dumping the joker time rule next year FYI.

 

That is great news, we will get to see some of these cars on the edge. I wonder how close they will get to breaking 2 minutes



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 07:44

Nissan’s GT-R nameplate could return to the Mount Panorama podium next year as the manufacturer assesses an entry in the 2014 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour. The rear-wheel-drive, twin-turbo, V6 machine would be an outright contender in the Bathurst 12 Hour field, and according to Nissan’s global motorsport boss, Darren Cox, will likely be on the grid next year.

 

A little bit off-topic, but it reminded me of this footage which I don't think I will ever get sick of:

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=4D-JtvVvESc


Edited by andrewr, 27 November 2013 - 07:48.


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 08:43

Mark Webber to Drive Porsche with Eric Bana in 2015

 

http://www.smh.com.a...1127-2y8vb.html

 

Originally posted as 2014, but this has since been removed?



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 10:16

The 3 drivers are a PR departments wet dream aren't they?

#72 mouserat159

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 01:47

German squad Phoenix Racing will lead a six-car Audi R8 attack on February’s Bathurst 12 Hour. A full list will be revealed on Monday.

Edited by mouserat159, 14 December 2013 - 01:52.


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Posted 16 December 2013 - 08:11

55 Cars, now that is more like it

 

http://www.bathurst1...info/entry-list



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 09:24

Thank you for that Work123
I hope that the websites will still do there love streaming on the web. And SBS will show three hours of live coverage in race day.

55 Cars, now that is more like it
 
http://www.bathurst1...info/entry-list



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 01:51

Bathurst 12 Hour organisers have paid tribute to Allan Simonsen by naming a new pole position trophy in honour of the late Dane. very sadly Allan got killed in the opening stages of this years Le Mans 23 hour race. A fitting thought of the organizers of the Bathurst 12 hour to honour such a great man and a talented race driver



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 03:05

Tony D’Alberto will join Vicious Rumour Racing’s Ferrari 458 squad  for this year 12 hour,  this will be D’Alberto’s first experience in the 12 hour endurance at Mount Panorama.

D’Alberto will be joined at Vicious Rumour Racing by experienced V8 Supercars co-driver Dean Canto, who replaces the previously confirmed Italian GT ace Alessandro Balzan.

The reigning Grand-Am GT champion Balzan was forced to withdraw from the event due to logistical issues.

Other V8 Supercar drivers confirmed for the event include Craig Lowndes (Maranello Motorsport Ferrari 458), Jason Bright and Warren Luff in the Rod Salmon-entered Audi R8 LMS and David Russell (JBS Swift Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4).

While new Erebus signing Will Davison is widely anticipated to be pitched into one of the team’s SLS AMG GT3 machines.

Greg Murphy is set to return to the mountain track with Trofeo Motorsport in their Corvette C6R GT3, while Rick Kelly will lead the Nissan Global Team NISMO Nissan GTR GT3 team in their Bathurst debut.

Craig Baird returns in the Clearwater Racing Ferrari 458 GT3 while Bathurst 1000 champion Steven Richards and 2013 Dunlop Series champion Dale Wood will drive the M Motorsport Lamborghini Gallardo.

Luke Youlden has been confirmed as one of the ‘pro’ drivers in the three car FIAT Abarth squad.



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:26

This event really seems to be on an upward trend wrt teams and drivers entering - hope that the spectator numbers can also reflect this. Quite keen to get there myself in the next couple of years...



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 11:33

This event really seems to be on an upward trend wrt teams and drivers entering - hope that the spectator numbers can also reflect this. Quite keen to get there myself in the next couple of years...


Hi Krapmeister

If you go to the Bathurst 12 hour, please remember your photos of the event would be warmly welcomed to be posted here.

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 03:04

One-time F1 racer Markus Winkelhock will headline United Autosport’s Bathurst 12 Hour. The former Spyker F1 driver and Audi customer sports racer will be joined by rookie Eric Lux and United Autosports regular Mark Patterson in the team’s Audi R8 LMS Ultra.

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 08:22

One-time F1 racer Markus Winkelhock will headline United Autosport’s Bathurst 12 Hour. The former Spyker F1 driver and Audi customer sports racer will be joined by rookie Eric Lux and United Autosports regular Mark Patterson in the team’s Audi R8 LMS Ultra.

 

And as a clarification, that is NOT the Eric Lux of Adrian Sutil champagne glass and Genii Capital fame, it is a different US-based Eric Lux who has been racing in the ALMS for the last couple of years.



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 09:27

Nissan will import three internationals to share its GT-R entry with Rick Kelly for the Bathurst 12 Hour. The manufacturer has confirmed that Briton Alex Buncombe, Japanese Katsumasa Chiyo and Belgian Wolfgang Reip will team Rick Kelly. The car will be run by Nissan’s Japanese Nismo crew, who will fly into Australia at the start of race week. The lack of a pre-event test ensures that Kelly will not have his first taste of the car until practice at Bathurst.

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:17

Eric Bana to compete in this year's Bathurst 12Hr race driving a Lamborghini Gallardo

Edited by krapmeister, 21 January 2014 - 10:18.


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 09:34

FIA GT champion Laurens Vanthoor hopes to return Audi to its winning ways in the Bathurst 12 Hour on his debut at the challenging mountain circuit.

The 22-year-old Belgian is regarded as one of the hottest properties in world GT racing after claiming the FIA title for WRT Audi alongside Stephane Ortelli last season.Next week Vanthoor will make his first ever visit toAustralia after securing a deal to join Phoenix Audi’s Bathurst 12 Hour line up.

He is joined in the team by multiple Porsche Supercup champion Rene Rast and former DTM driver Rahel Frey, who will also make their Mount Panorama debut at the event on February 7-9.

The highly successful German team, which won the endurance event in 2012 with Christopher Mies, Christer Jons and Darryl O’Young, are being considered contenders for outright victory this year.

Phoenix Racing’s Audi R8 LMS Ultra joins a list of renowned teams and global driving talent in the 18 car Class A category for the event.

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 03:40

Former British Touring Car Champion Gordon Shedden will make his Mount Panorama debut after agreeing a deal to join the Motionsport team for the Bathurst 12 Hour.Shedden, who drives for the works Honda outfit in the BTCC, will team up with British team Motionsport to drive a Class C Lotus Exige at next weekend’s endurance race. He will partner the team’s regular drivers Ben Gower and Pete Storey

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 04:00

I know he's the champ, but I will forever associate the name Gordon Shedden with his (blameless part) in the greatest BTCC moment of the past five years:

 

 

It's just beautiful.



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Posted 02 February 2014 - 04:11

Just caught the end of an SBS advert. I think (?) they said they were broadcasting live the last 3 hours of the race.

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 10:53

Just caught the end of an SBS advert. I think (?) they said they were broadcasting live the last 3 hours of the race.


Yes that's right SBS one at 3:30 on Sunday the 9th

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 12:48

Sounds like a very interesting grid!!



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:20

for those how have the Scanner app on there I-pads or I-phones you can listen in to either Bathurst 12 Hour Race Control or the Bathurst 12 Hour Car Race Teams. Or on your PC's go to http://www.broadcast...isten/ctid/4339 . The radios are not up yet but will be for the weekend.

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:06

Further to my post last night, the radios are now up and running. For practice 1 J. Augustine/ B. Schoots / P.Freestsone in there Daytona was fastest with a lap time of 2:17.4882

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:12

Is there a countdown timer somewhere to the start of the race so timezoneally challenged people such as myself don't miss the start this weekend?



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:59

Is there a countdown timer somewhere to the start of the race so timezoneally challenged people such as myself don't miss the start this weekend?


Yes, there is a countdown clock on the Bathurst websites home page http://www.bathurst12hour.com.au/

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 02:15

WHat's the difference between class A and B??? 



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 03:34

2:05.9397R

Lamboghini Gallardo Lago/Russell/Kox

 

http://racing.natsof...m.au/results/#2

 

Damn that's fast! and only first practice for the "top" class. Could a 2:04 (or 2:03!!) be possible in qualifying?

 

IMO perhaps V8 supercars could be a little embarrassed by their new cars which were slower than their old ones, though it is unfair to compare bespoke mid-engined sportscars with compromised saloons. 



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 05:18

The Viscous Rumor Ferrari is out after being unloaded into the wall on a restart after a red flag. It seems they are PRACTICING for sheep stations!
Session 3 had the Rick Kelley GTR fastest@ 2.06.6
06
Though session 1 had the Russel Lambo fastest at 2.05.9.There is some in car footage on Speed Cafe of the lap and it seems slow, complete with a heap of tyre squeal. But the clocks do differ!

The V8 Focus's are best at 2 18s.

This race seems to be run what you brung. I don't understand the rules,, what rules!

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 05:58

How sweet does that Merc SLS look?

Nothing like the Lambo/Ferrari/Audi/Mclaren racecar look, more like something a 14yo boy would come up with ... and I mean that in a good way.

 

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 06:27

Maro Engel just did a 2.04.4!!!   :clap:



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 08:44

Todays final practice session

 

http://racing.natsof...0.90C/Result?11



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 08:56

Maro Engel just did a 2.04.4!!!   :clap:

 

:eek:  :eek:  :eek:  :eek:  :eek:

 

Way to go.  :up:

 

It will be good to see the onboard footage of these "super" laps.  :stoned:

 

2:03 in qualifying?



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 09:02

 

Lovely sound.  Still cruising I guess?  Seems like there is more speed available.

 

There is some in car footage on Speed Cafe of the lap and it seems slow, complete with a heap of tyre squeal. But the clocks do differ!