2009 WPS Bathurst 12 Hour

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2009 WPS Bathurst 12 Hour
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The 2009 WPS Bathurst 12 Hour was an endurance race for Group 3E Series Production Cars. [1] It was the eighth running of the Bathurst 12 Hour, and the third since the races 2007 revival.

The race was won by defending champions, Rod Salmon's TMR Australia car driven by Salmon, Damien White and new team member, Tony Longhurst in an upgraded Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.

Class structure[edit]

The event was staged at the Mount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia on 22 February 2009 with cars competing in the following classes:

  • Class A – High Performance Rear Wheel Drive
  • Class B – High Performance Sports
  • Class C – High Performance All Wheel Drive
  • Class D – Hot Hatch Performance Cars
  • Class E – Production Sedans
  • Class F – Production Sports
  • Class G – Micro Sedans and Hatches
  • Class H – Eco Diesel/Hybrid 3.5 litre and Over
  • Class I – Eco Diesel/Hybrid Under 3.5 litre
  • Class J – Sports Utility Vehicles & V8 Utes [2]

Results[edit]

Pos No Class Drivers Car Team Laps
1 1 C Rod Salmon
Tony Longhurst
Damien White
Mitsubishi Lancer RS Evo X TMR Australia 239
2 55 C Glynn Crimp
Tony Ricciardello
Stuart Kostera
Mitsubishi Lancer RS Evo X West Surfing Products 239
3 35 C Jason Bargwanna
Steve Knight
Brad Jones
Mitsubishi Lancer RS Evo X Pro-Duct Motorsport 238
4 43 C David Wall
Des Wall
Trevor Symonds
Mitsubishi Lancer RS Evo IX Easts Holiday Parks 237
5 11 A Barry Morcom
Luke Searle
Paul Stubber
BMW 335i Rondo Building Services 237
6 3 C Steven Jones
Kerry Wade
Aaron Caratti
Mitsubishi Lancer RS Evo IX Messages on Hold
Tyrepower
235
7 23 A Steve Briffa
Marcus Zukanovic
Tim Sipp
HSV E Series Clubsport R8 GSK Group 231
8 20 A Garry Holt
Paul Morris
Ric Shaw
BMW 335i Eastern Creek Karts 228
9 24 E Garth Walden
Brian Walden
Michael Auld
Holden VY Commodore SS Walden Motorsport 228
10 62 C Tim Leahey
Peter Hill
Eric Bana
Mitsubishi Lancer RS Evo X Love The Beast 228
11 12 A Tony Alford
Peter Leemhuis
Mal Rose
HSV Coupe GTS Donut King 227
12 14 F Peter Conroy
Carl Schembri
Richard Gartner
Honda Integra Type S Disc Brakes Australia 226
13 21 F Terry Conroy
Lee Burges
Leanne Tander
Honda Integra Type S Disc Brakes Australia 226
14 2 A Ian Tulloch
John Sax
Cameron McLean
HSV Coupe GTO Tulloch Transport 226
15 85 A Russell Ingall
Nathan Pretty
Andrew Jones
HSV E Series Clubsport R8 Tourer Holden Motorsport 223
16 5 A Barrie Nesbitt
Paul Freestone
Rod Jones
HSV GTS Donut King 223
17 34 C Glenn Seton
Neil Crompton
Mitsubishi Lancer RS Evo X Pro-Duct Motorsport 222
18 27 D Allan Shepherd
Peter O'Donnell
Christian D'Agostin
BMW 130i GWS Personnel 220
19 8 E Allan Letcher
Clint Harvey
Malcolm Nial
Ford BF Falcon XR6 Turbo Tinkler Motorsport Pty Ltd 219
20 69 A Todd Zani
John O'Dowd
Jim Pollicina
HSV VY Series II GTS Sedan [3] Killarnee Formwork
Hammond E
216
21 50 F Gerad McLeod
Peter McLeod
Ryan McLeod
Holden Astra SRi Racer Industries 216
22 99 E Jason Tremeer
Craig Tremeer
Troy Stone
Ford BF Falcon XR6 Turbo Patinack Farms 216
23 71 A David Mertens
Leigh Mertens
Steve Cramp
HSV GTS Endless 214
24 88 G Matthew Windsor
Steven Shiels
Paul Newman
Subaru Impreza 2.5 Jim Hunter Suspension 213
25 76 H Kean Booker
Rocco Rinaldo
David Stone
Alfa Romeo 159 2.4 JTD Thomson Alfa 208
26 28 D Lauren Gray
John de Veth
Rob Thomson
BMW 130i GWS Personnel 204
27 66 G Heather Spurle
Christina Orr
Molly Taylor
Subaru Impreza 2.0R Jim Hunter Motorsport 203
28 36 D Jake Camilleri
Scott Nicholas
Mazda 3 MPS Grand Prix Mazda 201
29 94 E Richard Howe
Dennis O'Keefe
Roger Lago
C.Williams
Ford BF Falcon XR6 Turbo APORSCHAPART 195
30 17 A Steven Johnson
Nathan Tinkler
Nathan Callaghan
FPV FG GT-P Supercar Club Australia 187
31 10 B Mark O'Connor
Richard Buttrose
Simon Hogg
Lotus Exige Lotus Cars Australia 186
32 77 I David Filipetto
Nathan Gotch
Wayne Vinckx
Alfa Romeo 147 JTD Thomson Alfa 156
DNF 13 F Colin Osborne
Neal Bates
John Roecken
Toyota Celica ZR Osborne Motorsport 172
DNF 15 B Josh Hunt
Jonathon Webb
Paul Stokell
Nissan 350Z Rockstar Energy Drink 149
DNF 18 E James Moffat
Glen Kenny
Corey Baldock
Ford FG Falcon XR8 Team Queensland Racing 146
DNF 91 C Anton Mechtler
Jason Walsh
Mark Brame
Mitsubishi Lancer RS Evo VIII Anton Mechtler 122
DNF 29 C Tony Quinn
Kent Quinn
Grant Denyer
Mitsubishi Lancer RS Evo IX VIP Pet Foods 98
DNF 32 A Gerard Keogh
Bob Brewer
Geoff Emery
HSV E Series Clubsport R8 GSK Group 96
DNF 67 I Taz Douglas
Brett Holdsworth
Glen Holdsworth
Lee Holdsworth
Holden Astra CDTi Nemo Racing Pty Ltd 94
DNF 44 C Jim Hunter
John Bowe
Gavin Bullas
Subaru Impreza WRX Johnson Window Film 85
DNF 33 C Mark King
Bob Pearson
Bruce Stewart
Mitsubishi Lancer RS Evo X Pro-Duct Motorsport 81
DNF 22 C Chris Delfsma
David Wood
Gary Tierney
Subaru Impreza WRX Wilson Brothers Racing 71
DNF 25 C Craig Baird
Lee Castle
Rodney Forbes
Subaru Impreza WRX Wilson Brothers Racing 65
DNF 31 F Stuart Jones
Trevor Keene
Simon Evans
Toyota Celica ZR Osborne Motorsport 62
DNF 96 C James Koundouris
Theo Koundouris
Steve Owen
Mitsubishi Lancer RS Evo IX Superbarn Supermarkets Pty Ltd 61
DNF 47 J Grant Johnson
Jeff Watts
Greg Willis
Holden VE Ute SS Hi Tech Motorsport 41
DNF 26 C Paul Kelly
Dean Grant
Max Twigg
Subaru Impreza WRX Wilson Brothers Racing 34

Statistics[edit]

  • Pole Position – #96 Steve Owen – 2:28.8838
  • Fastest Lap – #55 Tony Ricciardello – 2:29.9865
  • Average Speed – 124km/h

References[edit]

  1. ^ Supplementary Regulations for the 2009 WPS Bathurst 12 Hour[dead link] Retrieved from www.bathurstmotorfestival.com.au on 25 March 2009
  2. ^ 2009 WPS Bathurst 12 Hour Entry List (20 – 22 February) Retrieved from www.bathurst12hour.com.au on 23 February 2009
  3. ^ Image of car 69 showing it to be an HSV Sedan rather than a Coupe

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