Friday, 12 February 2016

Bathurst 12hr 2016

IM BACK..............Well what a way to start the racing year with my favorite event the LIQUI-MOLY 12 hr at Bathurst.
Headed off early Wednesday morning for a nine hour drive, going straight to Credentials to pick up my kit on into the camp ground to set up a camp site for my friend Russ who was coming over from USA but not getting to the track until Thursday.
Camp set up a quick catch up with some of the members from FMOTW and VFT and head to Motel to unpack and get some supplies from town. Back to camp ground after to catch up with James who was over from Hawaii  help set his tent up next to Russ camp site and Pizza and beer watching the sun go down.
Thursday went to track in the morning to walk it took just over an hour for 6.4 km spent the afternoon taking photos in pit lane and paddock before meeting up with the gang for tea which became our nightly trip each night after getting off track to hit the pubs and clubs for a good Meal thanks for making it a great w/end Russ,James,Julio and Christian who joined us Thursday night.

Friday and Saturday sign on 6am was assigned post 10.5 for the w/end top of the mountain fantastic, surprisingly we did not get any major incidents over the w/end but some really going fast wide, We had Radicals, Improved Production and Combined Sedans for support Categories, we had a Radical spin and hit the wall in front of us Friday and on Saturday another Radical spin and get stuck in kitty litter right in front of post stuck good and proper so driver joined us for awhile until end of race. Improved Production had 62 cars in the field Awesome.............
Sunday up at 3:30am for sign on at 4am track-side and ready for race start of 12hr at 5:45am and what a race not only did we break Qualifying time on Saturday but on Sunday broke race lap record and done 297 laps in total with the Mclaren winning Nissan Second and Bentley Third in front of a record crowd.
What can I say but bring on 2017 and be there and watch the best drivers in the world take on the Mighty Mount Panorama.


POST 10.5