2018 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour

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2018 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour
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The race and Class APP-winning Audi R8 LMS of Robin Frijns, Stuart Leonard and Dries Vanthoor.

The 2018 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour was a motor race for GT3, GT4 and invited cars,[1] staged at the Mount Panorama Circuit, near Bathurst, in New South Wales, Australia on 4 February 2018. The 16th running of the Bathurst 12 Hour constituted the opening round of the 2018 Intercontinental GT Challenge Series. As per the previous year,[2] the winners of the race were awarded the Australian Tourist Trophy.[3]

The event was declared 10 minutes before the finish of the event after a 3 car incident, involving the #95 Eastgate Engineering MARC Focus, the #69 Supabarn Audi R8 LMS and the #19 Daimler Trucks Brisbane Mercedes-AMG GT3, marking the first time in the Bathurst 12 Hour history that the race was declared before the time cut-off.[4]

51 cars were entered and 50 cars started, with one entry withdrawn following a crash in practice.

The race was won by Robin Frijns, Stuart Leonard and Dries Vanthoor driving an Audi R8 LMS.

Class structure[edit]

Cars competed in the following four classes.

  • Class A – GT3 Outright
    • Class APP (GT3 Pro) – for driver combinations with no unseeded drivers.
    • Class APA (GT3 Pro-Am) – for driver combinations including one unseeded driver.
    • Class AAM (GT3 Am) – for driver combinations including two or three unseeded drivers.
  • Class B – GT3 Cup Cars
  • Class C – GT4
  • Class I – Invitational

Official results[edit]

Bold denotes category winner.

Pos. Class No. Team / Entrant[5] Drivers Car Laps
Engine
1 APP 37 Belgium Audi Sport Team WRT Netherlands Robin Frijns
United Kingdom Stuart Leonard
Belgium Dries Vanthoor
Audi R8 LMS 271
5.2 L FSI 2×DOHC Audi V10
2 APP 75 United States STM - SunEnergy1 Racing Australia Kenny Habul
Australia Jamie Whincup
France Tristan Vautier
Italy Raffaele Marciello
Mercedes-AMG GT3 271
6.2 L Mercedes-Benz M159 V8
3 APA 540 United States Black Swan Racing Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
United States Tim Pappas
Germany Luca Stolz
Germany Marc Lieb
Porsche 911 GT3 R 271
4.0 L Porsche H6
4 APA 12 Australia McElrea Racing
United States Competition Motorsports
Australia David Calvert-Jones
Australia Alex Davison
Australia Matt Campbell
United States Patrick Long
Porsche 911 GT3 R 271
4.0 L Porsche H6
5 APP 991 Hong Kong Craft-Bamboo Racing France Kévin Estre
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor
New Zealand Earl Bamber
Porsche 911 GT3 R 271
4.0 L Porsche H6
6 APP 911 Germany Manthey-Racing Germany Dirk Werner
France Romain Dumas
France Frédéric Makowiecki
Porsche 911 GT3 R 271
4.0 L Porsche H6
7 APA 55 United Kingdom Strakka Racing Australia Cameron Waters
United Kingdom Nick Leventis
United Kingdom Lewis Williamson
Italy David Fumanelli
Mercedes-AMG GT3 271
6.2 L Mercedes-Benz M159 V8
8 APA 29 Australia Trofeo Motorsport Italy Ivan Capelli
Australia Jim Manolios
Australia Ryan Millier
Australia Dean Canto
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 270
5.2 L Lamborghini V10
9 APP 100 Australia BMW Team SRM New Zealand Steven Richards
Germany Timo Glock
Austria Philipp Eng
BMW M6 GT3 270
4.4 L S63 BMW twin-turbo V8
10 AAM 69 Australia Superbarn Supermarkets Motorsport Australia James Koundouris
Australia Theo Koundouris
Australia Duvashen Padayachee
Australia Ashley Walsh
Audi R8 LMS 269
5.2 L FSI 2×DOHC Audi V10
11 APA 47 Australia YNA Autosport New Zealand Scott McLaughlin
Australia Fraser Ross
United Kingdom Andrew Watson
Sweden Alexander West
McLaren 650S GT3 269
3.8 L McLaren M838T twin-turbo V8
12 APA 8 Australia Scott Taylor Motorsport Australia Max Twigg
Australia Tony D'Alberto
New Zealand Craig Baird
Mercedes-AMG GT3 268
6.2 L Mercedes-Benz M159 V8
13 APA 32 Australia Lago Racing Australia Roger Lago
Australia Steve Owen
Australia David Russell
Lamborghini Gallardo R-EX 267
5.2 L Lamborghini V10
14 APA 39 Belgium Audi Sport Team WRT Portugal Pedro Lamy
Austria Mathias Lauda
Canada Paul Dalla Lana
Australia Will Davison
Audi R8 LMS 267
5.2 L FSI 2×DOHC Audi V10
15 APA 19 Australia Nineteen Corp P/L Australia Mark Griffith
Australia David Reynolds
Australia John Martin
Australia Liam Talbot
Mercedes-AMG GT3 266
6.2 L Mercedes-Benz M159 V8
16 APP 17 United Kingdom Bentley Team M-Sport United Kingdom Guy Smith
United Kingdom Steven Kane
France Jules Gounon
Bentley Continental GT3 265
4.0 L Volkswagen twin-turbo V8
17 B 4 Australia Grove Motorsport Australia Stephen Grove
Australia Brenton Grove
United Kingdom Ben Barker
New Zealand Daniel Gaunt1
Porsche 991 GT3 Cup 260
3.8 L Porsche H6
18 I 91 Australia MARC Cars Australia Papua New Guinea Keith Kassulke
Australia Rod Salmon
Australia Will Brown
MARC II V8 258
5.2 L Ford Coyote V8
19 B 85 Australia Wall Racing United States Charles Putman
United States Charles Espenlaub
United States Joe Foster
Porsche 991 GT3 Cup 257
3.8 L Porsche H6
20 B 21 Australia Ashley Seward Motorsport Australia Danny Stutterd
New Zealand Sam Fillmore
New Zealand Andrew Fawcet
Porsche 991 GT3 Cup 256
3.8 L Porsche H6
21 AAM 6 Australia Wall Racing Australia Richard Gartner
Australia David Wall
Australia John Bowe
Australia Hadrian Morrall
Lamborghini Gallardo R-EX2 256
5.2 L Lamborghini V10
22 C 30 Australia Boat Works Racing Australia Tony Longhurst
Australia Aaron Seton
Australia Matthew Brabham
BMW M4 GT4 250
3.0 L BMW N55 twin-turbo I6
23 C 77 Australia Ginetta Australia Australia Lindsay Kearns
Australia Coleby Cowham
United Kingdom Mike Simpson
Ginetta G55 246
3.7 L Ford Cyclone V6
24 C 49 Australia M Motorsport Australia Glen Wood
Australia Trent Harrison
Australia Cody Hill
KTM X-Bow GT4 245
2.0 L Audi 16v TFSI turbocharged I4
25 I 93 Australia MARC Cars Australia Australia Grant Denyer
Australia Garry Jacobson
Australia Tyler Everingham
MARC Mazda 3 V8 244
5.0 L Ford Coyote V8
26 I 333 Australia MARC Cars Australia Australia Zane Goddard
Australia Drew Ridge
Australia Rob Thomson
MARC Mazda 3 V8 243
5.0 L Ford Coyote V8
27 APP 22 Australia Audi Sport Team Valvoline Australia Garth Tander
South Africa Kelvin van der Linde
Belgium Frédéric Vervisch
Audi R8 LMS 241
5.2 L FSI 2×DOHC Audi V10
28 APP 56 United Kingdom Strakka Racing Germany Maximilian Götz
Germany Maximilian Buhk
Portugal Alvaro Parente
Mercedes-AMG GT3 237
6.2 L Mercedes-Benz M159 V8
29 C 13 Australia MARC Cars Australia
United States RHC-Lawrence/Strom
United States Daren Jorgensen
United States Cameron Lawrence
United States Brett Strom
Canada Kuno Wittmer
BMW M4 GT4 188
3.0 L BMW N55 twin-turbo I6
30 C 44 Australia BMW Team SRM Australia Dean Grant
Australia Xavier West
Australia Cameron Hill
BMW M4 GT4 162
3.0 L BMW N55 twin-turbo I6
31 I 66 Australia Daytona Sports Cars Australia Ben Schoots
Australia Adam Macrow
Australia Michael Caine
Dodge Viper Competition Coupe 162
8.3 L Viper V10
32 I 65 Australia Daytona Sports Cars Australia Jamie Augustine
Australia Dylan Thomas
Australia Rhys Howell
Daytona Sportscar 145
6.0 L GM LS1 V8
DNF APA 11 Australia Objective Racing Australia Tony Walls
Australia Tim Slade
Australia Warren Luff
New Zealand Jaxon Evans
McLaren 650S GT3 260
3.8 L McLaren M838T twin-turbo V8
DNF I 95 Australia MARC Cars Australia Australia Geoff Taunton
Australia Jason Busk
Australia Bryce Fullwood
MARC Focus V8 244
5.0 L Ford Coyote V8
DNF APP 74 Australia Audi Sport Team Valvoline Germany Christopher Mies
Germany Christopher Haase
Germany Markus Winkelhock
Audi R8 LMS 238
5.2 L FSI 2×DOHC Audi V10
DNF APA 777 Australia Buik Motorworks Australia Yasser Shahin
Australia Luke Youlden
Czech Republic Tomáš Enge
Lamborghini Gallardo R-EX 219
5.2 L Lamborghini V10
DNF APP 43 Germany BMW Team Schnitzer Germany Marco Wittmann
Brazil Augusto Farfus
Australia Chaz Mostert
BMW M6 GT3 217
4.4 L S63 BMW twin-turbo V8
DNF B 40 Australia On Track Motorsport Australia Garry Mennell
Australia Kean Booker
Australia Aaron Zerefos
Australia Mark Caine
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 193
3.6 L Porsche H6
DNF C 88 Australia Ginetta Australia Australia Ben Walsh
Australia Jaie Robson
United Kingdom William Tregurtha
Ginetta G55 133
3.7 L Ford Cyclone V6
DNF I 54 Australia MARC Cars Australia Australia Tony Alford
Australia Kyle Alford
Australia Chad Parrish
Australia Paul Morris
MARC II V8 123
5.2 L Ford Coyote V8
DNF APP 58 Australia YNA Autosport Australia Craig Lowndes
New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
France Côme Ledogar
McLaren 650S GT3 119
3.8 L McLaren M838T twin-turbo V8
DNF I 67 Australia MARC Cars Australia Australia Morgan Haber
Australia Jake Camilleri
Australia Aaron Cameron
MARC II V8 87
5.2 L Ford Coyote V8
DNF C 46 Germany PROSport Performance Germany Jörg Viebahn
Netherlands Max Braams
Germany Marco Schelp
Belgium Nico Verdonck
Porsche Cayman Pro 4 84
3.4 L Porsche H6
DNF B 23 Australia Team Carrera Cup Asia New Zealand Chris van der Drift
Singapore Andrew Tang
Taiwan Evan Chen
Australia Paul Tresidder
Porsche 991 GT3 Cup 82
3.8 L Porsche H6
DNF AAM 3 Australia Team ASR Australia Ash Samadi
New Zealand Daniel Gaunt
Australia Dylan O’Keefe
Audi R8 LMS 66
5.2 L FSI 2×DOHC Audi V10
DNF APP 18 United Kingdom Bentley Team M-Sport Monaco Vincent Abril
Spain Andy Soucek
Belgium Maxime Soulet
Bentley Continental GT3 58
4.0 L Volkswagen twin-turbo V8
DNF APA 82 New Zealand International Motorsport New Zealand Matt Halliday
New Zealand Andrew Bagnall
New Zealand Jonny Reid
Audi R8 LMS 41
5.2 L FSI 2×DOHC Audi V10
DNF APA 9 Australia Hallmarc Racing Australia Marc Cini
Australia Lee Holdsworth
Australia Dean Fiore
Audi R8 LMS 41
5.2 L FSI 2×DOHC Audi V10
DNF C 48 Australia M Motorsport Australia Justin McMillan
Australia Tim Macrow
Australia David Crampton
Australia Caitlin Wood
KTM X-Bow GT4 31
2.0 L Audi 16v TFSI turbocharged I4
DNF I 96 Australia MARC Cars Australia Australia John Goodacre
Australia Peter Major
Australia Jordan Love
MARC Focus V8 0
5.0 L Ford Coyote V8
DNS C 15 New Zealand Baigent Racing Ltd New Zealand Kent Baigent
New Zealand Neil Allport
New Zealand Matt Spratt
New Zealand Ash Blewett
BMW M4 GT4
3.0 L BMW N55 twin-turbo I6

^1Daniel Gaunt was added to the Grove Motorsport entry during the race to temporarily replace Brenton Grove who had become ill and the retirement of #3 Audi in which Gaunt was scheduled to drive[6]

^2 – The #6 Wall Racing entry switched from a Lamborghini Gallardo LP560 GT3 to a Lamborghini Gallardo R-EX following an engine failure during Saturday practice.[7]

^3 – Following an incident in Saturday practice, the #94 MARC Cars Australia car was withdrawn and replaced with the team’s spare car and renumbered #33

  • Race time of winning car: 11:38:04.133
  • Fastest race lap: 2:01.9575 – Chaz Mostert on lap 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Race Information, www.bathurst12hour.com.au, as archived at web.archive.org
  2. ^ "Tourist Trophy awarded to B12H winners". Speedcafe. 28 June 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  3. ^ Audi Trio Win Australian Tourist Trophy, www.cams.com.au, as archived at web.archive.org
  4. ^ "Audi claims Bathurst 12Hr after late red flag". Speedcafe.com. 4 February 2018. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Entry List". Bathurst 12 Hour. 4 February 2018. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  6. ^ Dale, Will (4 February 2018). "No.37 Team WRT Audi wins as horror crash cuts race short". News.com.au. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Late Lamborghini switch for Wall Racing". Speedcafe. 3 February 2018. Retrieved 3 February 2018.

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