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2003 Bathurst 24 Hour
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The 2003 Bathurst 24 Hour was the second 24-hour race run at Bathurst. The race started at 2:00pm on 22 November 2003 at the Mount Panorama Circuit just outside Bathurst and finished at 2:00pm on 23 November.

The race was held for five classes of GT and production car classes and was intended as a showcase for the racing categories promoted by PROCAR, which included FIA N-GT, Grand-Am GT, Australian Nations Cup Groups 1 and 2, GT Performance and Production Cars.

Contents

Class structureEdit

Class AEdit

The leading class contained vehicles eligible for international FIA N-GT, American Grand-Am GT and the Australian Nations Cup Group 1 category. It featured BMW M3 GTR, Ferrari 360 N-GT, Mosler MT900R, Porsche 996 GT3-RS, Porsche 996 GT3-RC, Lamborghini Diablo GTR, and the "Nations Cup" version of the Holden Monaro, the 427C

Class BEdit

Consisted of Nations Cup Group 2 cars: Ferrari 360 Modena, Porsche 996 GT3 Cup and international GTs of varying kinds, Morgan Aero 8, Porsche 996 GT3 S and a modified BMW M Coupe.

Class DEdit

A production based class featuring cars from the Australian Performance Car Championship. The entry consisted of BMW M Coupe, BMW M3, Ford Falcon GT, HSV X Series GTS, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII, Nissan 200SX, Nissan 350Z and Subaru Impreza WRX.

Class EEdit

A production based class featuring cars from the Australian Production Car Championship. The entry consisted of Alfa Romeo 156 GTA, Ford Falcon XR6T, Holden Commodore VY, Honda Integra, Honda S2000 and Toyota Celica SX.

Class FEdit

A mixed bag of leftovers, it included Future Touring Ford Falcon, Holden VX Commodore & Holden VY Commodore, a Nürburgring VLN series BMW M3, a Supertouring BMW 320i, an old GT-Production BMW M3-R, New Zealand Schedule S touring car Toyota Altezza and Mitsubishi Mirage Cup one-make series cars.

Top 10 QualifiersEdit

The top 10 qualifiers for the 2003 Bathurst 24 Hour were as follows:[1]

Pos No Team Driver Car Qual
Pole 427   Garry Rogers Motorsport   Garth Tander Holden Monaro 427C 2:13.2856
2 05   Garry Rogers Motorsport   Greg Murphy Holden Monaro 427C 2:15.9739
3 420   Prancing Horse Racing Scuderia   John Bowe BMW M3 GTR 2:17.6832
4 900   Rollcentre Racing   Martin Short Mosler MT900R 2:18.1074
5 54   John Teulan   Paul Morris Porsche 996 GT3 RC 2:19.3319
6 20   Mark Coffey Racing   Paul Stokell Lamborghini Diablo GTR 2:19.5626
7 48   BE Racing   David Brabham Ferrari 360 N-GT 2:21.1258
8 6   Jürgen Alzen Motorsport   Jürgen Alzen Porsche 996 GT3 S Cup 2:21.7062
9 7   VIP Petfoods Racing   Marcus Marshall Porsche 996 GT3 Cup 2:22.8980
10 8   Cirtek Motorsport   Peter Floyd Porsche 996 GT3-RS 2:23.2392

Official resultsEdit

Results as follows:[2]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Laps Qual
Pos
Engine
1 A 05   Garry Rogers Motorsport   Peter Brock
  Greg Murphy
  Jason Bright
  Todd Kelly
Holden Monaro 427C 527 2
Chevrolet LS6 7.0L V8
2 A 427   Garry Rogers Motorsport   Nathan Pretty
  Garth Tander
  Steven Richards
  Cameron McConville
Holden Monaro 427C 527 1
Chevrolet LS6 7.0L V8
3 A 54   John Teulan   Peter Fitzgerald
  Paul Morris
  John Teulan
  Scott Shearman
Porsche 996 GT3 RC 515 5
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
4 B 6   Jürgen Alzen Motorsport   Jürgen Alzen
  Uwe Alzen
  Michael Bartels
  Arno Klasen
Porsche 996 GT3 S Cup 514 8
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
5 A 900   Rollcentre Racing   Martin Short
  Patrick Pearce
  Charles Lamb
  Heather Spurle
Mosler MT900R 507 4
Chevrolet LS1 5.7L V8
6 B 7   VIP Petfoods Racing   Tony Quinn
  Marcus Marshall
  Klark Quinn
  Grant Denyer
Porsche 996 GT3 Cup 495 9
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
7 A 8   Cirtek Motorsport   Peter Floyd
  Ian Donaldson
  Andrew Donaldson
  Liz Halliday
Porsche 996 GT3-RS 491 10
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
8 A 20   Mark Coffey Racing   Paul Stokell
  Allan Simonsen
  Luke Youlden
  Peter Hackett
Lamborghini Diablo GTR 487 6
Lamborghini 6.0L V12
9 D 71   Peter Boylan   Peter Boylan
  Geoff Morgan
  Rick Bates
  Peter Hansen
BMW M3 469 19
BMW M54 3.2L I6
10 F 59   Steve Williams   Steve Williams
  Graham Moore
  Terry Bosnjak
Holden VX Commodore 460 18
Holden 5.0L V8
11 D 27   Novacastrian Motorsport   Wayne Russell
  Steve Cramp
  Mark King
  Paul Stubber
BMW M Coupe 459 28
BMW M54 3.2L I6
12 F 41   Geoffrey Parker   Geoff Parker
  Jeff Watters
  David Sala
  Peter Gazzard
Holden VY Commodore 451 16
Holden 5.0L V8
13 D 60   Protecnica Racing   Wayne Boatwright
  Rod Salmon
  Glen Hastings
  Neil Caswell
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 449 32
Subaru EJ 2.0L Turbo Flat-4
14 D 2   Garry Holt   Garry Holt
  Gary Young
  Michael Brock
  Kevin Mundy
Mitsubishi Lancer RS-E Evo VII 445 22
Mitsubishi 4G63 2.0L Turbo I4
15 D 91   Peters Racing   Gary Deane
  Robert Rubis
  Dean Wanless
Subaru Impreza WRX STI 439 26
Subaru EJ 2.0L Turbo Flat-4
16 E 13   Osborne Motorsport   Colin Osborne
  John Roecken
  Trevor Keene
  Steve Grocl
Toyota Celica SX 436 43
Toyota 2ZZ-GE 1.8L I4
17 D 3   Bendigo Motorsports   Craig Dean
  Chris Smith
  Bill Pye
FPV BA GT 434 36
Ford Modular 5.4L V8
18 F 23   Bruce Lynton   Bruce Lynton
  Beric Lynton
  Jamie Cartwright
  Matthew Jackson
BMW M3-R 431 23
BMW M50 3.0L I6
19 F 18   Amin Chahda   Amin Chahda
  Andrew Gillespie
  Brett McFarland
Ford Falcon EL XR8 427 33
Ford Windsor 5.0L V8
20 E 95   John McIlroy   John McIlroy
  Ken Douglas
  Chris Stillwell
  Phil Kirkham
Ford Falcon BA XR6T 427 39
Ford Barra 4.0L Turbo I6
21 E 31   Osborne Motorsport   Stephen Borness
  Ash Samadi
  David Ratcliff
  Andrew Bretherton
Toyota Celica SX 424 45
Toyota 2ZZ-GE 1.8L I4
22 F 37   Donut King Racing   Peter Leemhuis
  Shane Brangwin
  Tony Alford
  John Grounds
Mitsubishi Mirage 421 38
Mitsubishi 1.5L I4
23 B 4   Sterling Motorsport   VJ Angelo
  Ric Shaw
  Mark Williamson
  Scott O’Donnell
BMW M Coupe 419 17
BMW M54 3.2L I6
24 F 42   Barrie Thomlinson Motorsport   Barrie Thomlinson
  Barrie Thomlinson Jr.
  Andrew Neale
  Mike Eady
Toyota Altezza 411 30
Toyota 3S-GE 2.0L I4
25 B 11   Motorsport Innovations   Richard Wilson
  Theo Koundouris
  Paul Jenkins
  Ian Palmer
Ferrari 360 Modena 392 25
Ferrari 3.6L V8
26 E 62   Scott Loadsman   Scott Loadsman
  David Russell
  Ian Luff
  Warren Luff
Holden Commodore VY SS 382 35
Chevrolet LS1 5.7L V8
27 E 45   Allan Shephard   Allan Shephard
  Martin Bailey
  Greg Doyle
Honda Integra Type-R 380 44
Honda B18C 1.8L I4
28 D 44   MGC Racing   Mark Cohen
  Fabian Coulthard
  Geoff Emery
  Tony Blanche
HSV VX GTS 300 336 31
Chevrolet LS1 5.7L V8
29 D 200   Haysom Motorsport   Greg Haysom
  Rodney Woods
  Michael Robinson
  Graham Hunt
Nissan 200SX Spec-R 290 40
Nissan SR20DET 2.0L Turbo I4
30 A 70   Graham Nash Motorsport   Mike Newton
  Thomas Erdos
  Manfred Jurasz
  Rod Wilson
Porsche 996 GT3-RS 280 11
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
31 D 17   Trevor Haines   Trevor Haines
  John Falk
  James Phillip
  Trevor Sheumack
FPV BA GT 232 29
Ford Modular 5.4L V8
32 D 222   Haysom Motorsport   Hugh Harrison
  Richard Catchlove
  Mike Kirkpatrick
  Damian Johnson
Nissan 200SX Spec-R 125 34
Nissan SR20DET 2.0L Turbo I4
33 F 301   David Searle   Alan Gurr
  Luke Searle
  Alex Yoong
  Geoff Full
BMW 320i 50 14
BMW S14 2.0L I4
DNF A 888   Prancing Horse Racing Scuderia   Des Wall
  Will Power
  Paul Freestone
  James Koundouris
Porsche 996 GT3-RS 474 13
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
DNF E 28   Ross Palmer Motorsport   Anton Mechtler
  Charlie Kovacs
  James Brock
  Mark Brame
Honda S2000 411 37
Honda F20C 2.0L I4
DNF E 156   GTA Motorsport   Andrew Leithhead
  Peter Doulman
  Keith Downie
  Keen Booker
Alfa Romeo 156 GTA 353 42
Alfa Romeo 3.2L V6
DNF A 24   Cirtek Motorsport   Tim Harvey
  Jonathan Rowland
  Hermann Tilke
  Melinda Price
Porsche 996 GT3-RS 325 12
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
DNF A 48   BE Racing   David Brabham
  Klaus Engelhorn
  Andrea Montermini
  Philipp Peter
Ferrari 360 N-GT 287 7
Ferrari 3.6L V8
DNF D 57   Graham Alexander   Graham Alexander
  John Woodberry
  Brett Youlden
  Bob Hughes
Mitsubishi Lancer RS-E Evo VII 186 20
Mitsubishi 4G63 2.0L Turbo I4
DNF A 420   Prancing Horse Racing Scuderia   John Bowe
  Neil Crompton
  Greg Crick
  Maher Algadrie
BMW M3 GTR 131 3
BMW N62 5.0L V8
DNF B 66   Adam Sharpe Motorsport   Neil Cunningham
  Adam Sharpe
  Keith Ahlers
  Tom Shrimpton
Morgan Aero 8 97 15
BMW M62 4.6L V8
DNF D 77   Nathan Pilkington   Nathan Pilkington
  Dennis Cribbin
  Roland Hill
  Ryan Hooker
Nissan 350Z 65 27
Nissan VQ35DE 3.5L V6
DNF D 26   Novacastrian Motorsport   Mark Westbrook
  Wayne Moore
  Ian Mitchell
  Clayton Pyne
BMW M Coupe 62 21
BMW M54 3.2L I6
DNF D 75   Aaron McGill   Aaron McGill
  David Auger
  Ross Halliday
  Martin Miller
Nissan 200SX Spec-R 42 41
Nissan SR20DET 2.0L Turbo I4
DNF F 40   Duller Motorsport   Frank Mountain
  Robert Brooks
  Robert Wilson
  Daniel Gooding
BMW M3 25 24
BMW M52 3.2L I6

ReferencesEdit

StatisticsEdit

  • Pole Position - #427 Garth Tander - 2:13.2856
  • Fastest Lap - #427 Garth Tander - 2:14.4894 (lap 524)
  • Average Speed - 136 km/h

External linksEdit