2020 Bathurst 12 Hour

2020 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour
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The 2020 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour was an endurance race that was staged on the Mount Panorama Circuit near Bathurst, in New South Wales, Australia on 2 February 2020. The event was open to cars in GT and touring car classes, namely GT3 and GT4. It was the 18th running of the Bathurst 12 Hour, and the opening round of both the 2020 Intercontinental GT Challenge and the 2020 Australian Endurance Championship.

39 cars were entered and 34 cars started, with five entries withdrawn following crashes in practice & qualifying.

Class structureEdit

Cars will compete in the following four classes.

  • Class A – GT3 Outright
    • (GT3 Pro)
    • (GT3 Pro-Am)
    • (GT3 Silver)
  • Class C – GT4
  • Class I – Invitational

No entries were recorded for Class B, for Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Evo, Porsche 911 GT3 Cup and new Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo spec vehicles.

ResultsEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos. No. Class Driver Team Car Time Gap
1 911 GT3 Pro   Matt Campbell   Absolute Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R 2:03.4336
2 77 GT3 Pro   Maro Engel   Mercedes-AMG Craft-Bamboo Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo 2:03.5361 +0.1025
3 60 GT3 Pro   Álvaro Parente   Team 59Racing McLaren 720S GT3 2:03.6021 +0.1685
4 999 GT3 Pro   Raffaele Marciello   Mercedes-AMG GruppeM Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo 2:03.6431 +0.2095
5 1 GT3 Pro   Laurens Vanthoor   Earl Bamber Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 R 2:03.6832 +0.2496
6 222 GT3 Pro   Kelvin van der Linde   Audi Sport Team Valvoline Audi R8 LMS Evo 2:03.6858 +0.2522
7 18 GT3 Pro   João Paulo de Oliveira   KCMG Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 (2018) 2:03.7150 +0.2814
8 76 GT3 Pro   Jake Dennis   Castrol Racing R-Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3 2:03.7539 +0.3203
9 63 GT3 Pro   Marco Mapelli   Orange 1 FFF Racing Team Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo 2:03.9407 +0.5071
10 888 GT3 Pro   Shane van Gisbergen   Triple Eight Race Engineering Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo 2:03.9882 +0.5546
11 7 GT3 Pro   Jules Gounon   Bentley Team M-Sport Bentley Continental GT3 2:04.1107 +0.6771
12 912 GT3 Pro   Matteo Cairoli   Absolute Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R 2:04.2267 +0.7931
13 75 GT3 Pro-Am   David Reynolds   SunEnergy1 Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 2:04.2711 +0.8375
14 2 GT3 Pro   Dries Vanthoor   Audi Sport Team Valvoline Audi R8 LMS Evo 2:04.2742 +0.8406
15 34 GT3 Pro   Chaz Mostert   Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 2:04.3096 +0.8760
16 4 GT3 Pro-Am   Benjamin Barker   Grove Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R 2:04.3591 +0.9255
17 59 GT3 Silver   Dominic Storey   Team 59Racing McLaren 720S GT3 2:04.3883 +0.9547
18 188 GT3 Pro-Am   Côme Ledogar   Garage 59 Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3 2:04.4248 +0.9912
19 22 GT3 Pro   Christopher Mies   Audi Sport Team Valvoline Audi R8 LMS Evo 2:04.5434 +1.1098
20 159 GT3 Silver   Andrew Watson   Garage 59 Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3 2:04.6088 +1.1752
21 46 GT3 Silver   Patrick Assenheimer   Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG GT3 2:04.6515 +1.2179
22 9 GT3 Pro-Am   Lee Holdsworth   Hallmarc Racing Audi R8 LMS Evo 2:04.6804 +1.2468
23 62 GT3 Pro   Marvin Kirchhöfer   R-Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3 2:04.7039 +1.2703
24 30 GT3 Pro   Renger van der Zande   Honda Racing Team JAS Honda NSX GT3 Evo 2:04.7948 +1.3612
25 12 GT3 Pro-Am   Romain Dumas   EBM - NED Racing Team Porsche 911 GT3 R 2:05.3877 +1.9541
26 29 GT3 Pro-Am   Dean Canto   Trofeo Motorsport Lamborghini Huracán GT3 2:05.4162 +1.9826
27 6 GT3 Silver   Cameron McConville   Wall Racing Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo 2:05.4408 +2.0072
28 91 Invitational   Nick Percat   SCANDIA Racing - by Racer Industries Ford Mustang MARC II V8 2:05.5375 +2.1039
29 24 GT3 Silver   Dylan O'Keeffe   Tony Bates Racing Audi R8 LMS Evo 2:05.9268 +2.4932
30 95 Invitational   Warren Luff   GJ Motorsport Ford Mustang MARC II V8 2:05.9928 +2.5592
31 96 GT3 Silver   Kurt Kostecki   Hobson/Garth Walden Racing Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 (2015) 2:07.2753 +3.8417
32 20 Invitational   Steve Owen   T2 Racing Ford Mustang MARC II V8 2:07.3434 +3.9098
33 92 Invitational   Tyler Everingham   SCANDIA Racing - by Racer Industries Ford Mustang MARC II V8 2:08.5309 +5.0973
34 777 GT3 Pro-Am   Sam Shahin   Triple Eight Race Engineering Mercedes-AMG GT3 2:09.6731 +6.2395
35 13 GT4   Brett Strom   RHC Jorgensen-Strom BMW M4 GT4 2:16.8128 +13.3792
36 19 GT4   Dirk Müller   Nineteen Corp. With Multimatic Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT4 2:17.4249 +13.9913
NC 8 GT3 Pro   Oliver Jarvis   Bentley Team M-Sport Bentley Continental GT3 No time
WD 27 GT3 Pro   Daniel Serra   HubAuto Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3 Withdrawn
WD 35 GT3 Pro   Katsumasa Chiyo   KCMG Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 (2018) Withdrawn
Source:[1]

Top 10 shootoutEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Car Time Gap
1 911   Matt Campbell   Absolute Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R 2:03.5554
2 60   Álvaro Parente   Team 59Racing McLaren 720S GT3 2:03.7802 +0.2248
3 999   Raffaele Marciello   Mercedes-AMG GruppeM Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo 2:03.8219 +0.2665
4 18   João Paulo de Oliveira   KCMG Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 (2018) 2:03.9403 +0.3849
5 1   Laurens Vanthoor   Earl Bamber Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 R 2:03.9829 +0.4275
6 77   Maro Engel   Mercedes-AMG Craft-Bamboo Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo 2:04.0769 +0.5215
7 222   Kelvin van der Linde   Audi Sport Team Valvoline Audi R8 LMS Evo 2:04.3442 +0.7888
8 888   Shane van Gisbergen   Triple Eight Race Engineering Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo 2:04.3560 +0.8006
9 63   Marco Mapelli   Orange 1 FFF Racing Team Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo 2:04.5014 +0.9460
10 76   Jake Dennis   Castrol Racing R-Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3 2:04.7524 +1.1970
Source:[2]

RaceEdit

Pos. Class No. Team / Entrant Drivers Car Laps Time/Retired
Engine
1 A-GT3 Pro 7   Bentley Team M-Sport   Jules Gounon (G)
  Jordan Pepper (G)
  Maxime Soulet (G)
Bentley Continental GT3 314 12:00:33.8710
4.0 L Volkswagen twin-turbo V8
2 A-GT3 Pro 60   Team 59Racing   Ben Barnicoat (G)
  Tom Blomqvist (P)
  Álvaro Parente (P)
McLaren 720S GT3 314 +41.524
4.0 L McLaren M840T twin-turbocharged V8
3 A-GT3 Pro 888   Mercedes-AMG Team Triple Eight Race Engineering   Shane van Gisbergen (P)
  Jamie Whincup (P)
  Maximilian Götz (P)
Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo 314 +44.460
6.2 L Mercedes-Benz M159 V8
4 A-GT3 Pro 911   Absolute Racing   Matt Campbell (G)
  Mathieu Jaminet (G)
  Patrick Pilet (P)
Porsche 911 GT3 R 314 +45.990
4.0 L Porsche H6
5 A-GT3 Pro 77   Mercedes-AMG Team Craft-Bamboo Black Falcon   Yelmer Buurman (P)
  Maro Engel (P)
  Luca Stolz (G)
Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo 314 +1:03.039
6.2 L Mercedes-Benz M159 V8
6 A-GT3 Pro 999   Mercedes-AMG Team GruppeM Racing   Maximilian Buhk (P)
  Felipe Fraga (G)
  Raffaele Marciello (P)
Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo 314 +1:07.7941
6.2 L Mercedes-Benz M159 V8
7 A-GT3 Pro 912   Absolute Racing   Matteo Cairoli (G)
  Thomas Preining (G)
  Dirk Werner (P)
Porsche 911 GT3 R 314 +1:36.097
4.0 L Porsche H6
8 A-GT3 Silver 59   Team 59Racing   Martin Kodrić (S)
  Fraser Ross (S)
  Dominic Storey (S)
McLaren 720S GT3 313 +1 lap
4.0 L McLaren M840T twin-turbocharged V8
9 A-GT3 Pro 1   Earl Bamber Motorsport   Earl Bamber (P)
  Craig Lowndes (P)
  Laurens Vanthoor (P)
Porsche 911 GT3 R 312 +2 laps
4.0 L Porsche H6
10 A-GT3 Pro/Am 4   Grove Racing   Stephen Grove (B)
  Ben Barker (G)
  Brenton Grove (S)
Porsche 911 GT3 R 312 +2 laps
4.0 L Porsche H6
11 A-GT3 Pro/Am 12   EBM - NED Racing Team   David Calvert-Jones (U)
  Romain Dumas (P)
  Jaxon Evans (S)
Porsche 911 GT3 R 311 +3 laps
4.0 L Porsche H6
12 A-GT3 Pro 18   KCMG   Alexandre Imperatori (G)
  Edoardo Liberati (S)
  João Paulo de Oliveira (P)
Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 (2018) 311 +3 laps
3.8 L Nissan VR38DETT twin-turbo V6
13 A-GT3 Silver 159   Garage 59   Roman de Angelis (S)
  Olivier Hart (S)
  Andrew Watson (S)
Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3 311 +3 laps
4.0 L Mercedes-Benz M177 twin-turbocharged V8
14 A-GT3 Silver 46   Black Falcon   Sergey Afanasyev (S)
  Patrick Assenheimer (S)
  Michele Beretta (S)
Mercedes-AMG GT3 311 +3 laps
6.2 L Mercedes-Benz M159 V8
15 I-INV 91   SCANDIA Racing - by Racer Industries   Aaron Cameron (U)
  Nick Percat (G)
  Broc Feeney (U)
Ford Mustang MARC II V8 310 +4 laps
5.2 L Ford Coyote V8
16 A-GT3 Pro 76   Castrol Racing R-Motorsport   Jake Dennis (G)
  Scott Dixon (P)
  Rick Kelly (G)
Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3 308 +6 laps
4.0 L Mercedes-Benz M177 twin-turbocharged V8
17 A-GT3 Pro/Am 9   Hallmarc Racing   Marc Cini (B)
  Dean Fiore (G)
  Lee Holdsworth (G)
Audi R8 LMS Evo 308 +6 laps
5.2 L FSI 2×DOHC Audi V10
18 A-GT3 Pro 222   Audi Sport Team Valvoline   Mattia Drudi (G)
  Kelvin van der Linde (P)
  Markus Winkelhock (P)
Audi R8 LMS Evo 308 +6 laps
5.2 L FSI 2×DOHC Audi V10
19 A-GT3 Silver 29   Trofeo Motorsport   Dean Canto (S)
  Grant Denyer (S)
  Liam Talbot (B)
  Marcel Zalloua (B)
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 300 +14 laps
5.2 L Lamborghini V10
20 A-GT3 Pro/Am 75   SunEnergy1 Racing   Kenny Habul (B)
  Dominik Baumann (G)
  Martin Konrad (B)
  David Reynolds (G)
Mercedes-AMG GT3 290 +24 laps
6.2 L Mercedes-Benz M159 V8
21 A-GT3 Silver 96   Hobson Motorsport/GWR   Brett Hobson (S)
  Kurt Kostecki (S)
  Garth Walden (B)
Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 (2015) 288 +26 laps
3.8 L Nissan VR38DETT twin-turbo V6
22 C-GT4 13   RHC Jorgensen-Strom   Daren Jorgensen (B)
  Brett Strom (S)
  Danny van Dongen (S)
BMW M4 GT4 277 +37 laps
3.0 L BMW N55 twin-turbo I6
23 C-GT4 19   Nineteen Corp. With Multimatic Motorsports   Mark Griffith (B)
  Dirk Müller (P)
  Harrison Newey (S)
Mercedes-AMG GT4 270 +44 laps
4.0 L Mercedes-Benz M178 twin-turbocharged V8
DNF A-GT3 Pro 8   Bentley Team M-Sport   Alex Buncombe (G)
  Oliver Jarvis (P)
  Seb Morris (G)
Bentley Continental GT3 225 Puncture[3]
4.0 L Volkswagen twin-turbo V8
NC2 I-INV 20   T2 Racing   Adam Hargraves (B)
  Daniel Jilesen (U)
  Steve Owen (G)
  Cedric Sbirrazzuoli (S)
Ford Mustang MARC II V8 203 Not Classified
5.2 L Ford Coyote V8
DNF A-GT3 Pro 63   Orange1 FFF Racing Team   Andrea Caldarelli (G)
  Dennis Lind (G)
  Marco Mapelli (G)
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo 187 Fuel pump[4]
5.2 L Lamborghini V10
DNF A-GT3 Pro 30   Honda Racing Team JAS   Dane Cameron (G)
  Mario Farnbacher (G)
  Renger van der Zande (G)
Honda NSX GT3 Evo 184 Electrical[5]
3.5 L Honda JNC1 twin-turbocharged V6
NC2 I-INV 95   GJ Motorsport   Geoff Taunton (B)
  Bayley Hall (U)
  Warren Luff (S)
  Brad Schumacher (U)
Ford Mustang MARC II V8 167 Not Classified
5.2 L Ford Coyote V8
DNF A-GT3 Pro 34   Walkenhorst Motorsport   Nick Catsburg (P)
  Augusto Farfus (P)
  Chaz Mostert (G)
BMW M6 GT3 166 Overheating[6]
4.4 L S63 BMW twin-turbo V8
DNF A-GT3 Pro 2   Audi Sport Team Valvoline   Christopher Haase (P)
  Dries Vanthoor (G)
  Frédéric Vervisch (G)
Audi R8 LMS Evo 148 Camshaft sensor
5.2 L FSI 2×DOHC Audi V10
DNF A-GT3 Silver 24   Tony Bates Racing   Tony Bates (B)
  Geoff Emery (S)
  Dylan O'Keeffe (S)
  Max Twigg (B)
Audi R8 LMS Evo 84 Engine[7]
5.2 L FSI 2×DOHC Audi V10
DNF A-GT3 Pro 22   Audi Sport Team Valvoline   Mirko Bortolotti (P)
  Christopher Mies (P)
  Garth Tander (P)
Audi R8 LMS Evo 61 Crash[8]
5.2 L FSI 2×DOHC Audi V10
DNF A-GT3 Silver 6   Wall Racing   Adrian Deitz (B)
  Tony D'Alberto (S)
  Cameron McConville (S)
  Jules Westwood (B)
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo 43 Crash[8]
5.2L Lamborghini V10
DNF A-GT3 Pro/Am 188   Garage 59   Chris Goodwin (B)
  Côme Ledogar (P)
  Maxime Martin (P)
  Alexander West (B)
Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3 37 Crash[9]
4.0 L Mercedes-Benz M177 twin-turbocharged V8
WD A-GT3 Pro 62   R-Motorsport   Oliver Caldwell (S)
  Luca Ghiotto (P)
  Marvin Kirchhöfer (G)
Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3 Crash in Q2[10]
4.0 L Mercedes-Benz M177 twin-turbocharged V8
WD I-INV 92   SCANDIA Racing - by Racer Industries   Tyler Everingham (U)
  James Kaye (B)
  Hadrian Morrall (B)
Ford Mustang MARC II V8 Crash in Q1[10]
5.2 L Ford Coyote V8
WD A-GT3 Pro/Am 777   Triple Eight Race Engineering   Anton de Pasquale (S)
  Nick Foster (G)
  Sam Shahin (B)
  Yasser Shahin (B)
Mercedes-AMG GT3 Crash in Q1[10]
6.2 L Mercedes-Benz M159 V8
WD A-GT3 Pro 27   HubAuto Corsa   Marcos Gomes (S)
  Daniel Serra (G)
  Tim Slade (G)
Ferrari 488 GT3 Crash in FP5[11][12]
3.9 L Ferrari F154 twin-turbo V8
WD A-GT3 Pro 35   KCMG   Josh Burdon (S)
  Katsumasa Chiyo (G)
  Tsugio Matsuda (P)
Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 (2018) Crash in FP1[13]
3.8 L Nissan VR38DETT twin-turbo V6
Source:[14][15][16]
Key
  • (P) – Platinum FIA Drivers' Categorisation rating
  • (G) – Gold driver rating
  • (S) – Silver driver rating
  • (B) – Bronze driver rating
  • (U) – Unspecified/unknown driver rating
Race facts
  • Race time of winning car: 12:00:33.8710
  • Race distance of cars on the lead lap: 1950.882 km (record)
  • Fastest race lap: 2:03.2789 – Kelvin van der Linde on lap 305
Notes
  • ^1 – Car #999 received a 30 seconds post-race penalty for a pit procedure infringement.
  • ^2 – Car #46 received a 270 seconds post-race penalty
  • ^3 – Cars #95 and #20 were both running at the finish of the race, but failed to complete the minimum laps necessary to be classified.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Campbell takes provisional pole in bruising qualifying". Speedcafe. 1 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Campbell storms to Bathurst 12 Hour pole for Porsche". Speedcafe. 1 February 2020.
  3. ^ jarvis, oliver (1 February 2020). "What a weekend. Luck just not on our side. A puncture has put us out the race after climbing from p36 to p5 and in the mix for a podium. Awesome job @al_buncombe @SebMorris31 @BentleyRacing. Sometimes that's the way it goes". @ollyjarvis. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  4. ^ Team, FFF Racing (2 February 2020). "Fuel system issue forced our @LamborghiniSC #63 to retire #IntGTC #B12hr @IntercontGTC #Bathurst12Hr #Bathurst12H @andreacalda @MARCOMAPELLI @DennisLindRacin #FFF". @FFFracingteam. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  5. ^ HondaProRacing (1 February 2020). "Race over, unfortunately. Another electrical issue stopped @Rengervdz while running behind the safety car in P21 in the eighth hour. Still, race speed was good; strong effort from Honda Racing Team JAS.pic.twitter.com/ToiHitq38E". @hondaproracing. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  6. ^ Farfus, Augusto (2 February 2020). "Was a weird race. @nickcatsburg hit a kangaroo.. poor kangaroo.. our spare bonnet didn't solve and because of high temperatures we had to retire." @augustofarfus. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  7. ^ "3 hrs in and it was over, engine failure as I was exiting turn one. Thank you to my team mates Dylan OKeefe Tony Bates and Geoff Emery . And to the crew that put in all the hard yards to get the Boston Audi to the start line". @maxtwigg on Instagram. 3 February 2020.
  8. ^ a b Perrins, Slade. "Tander Audi Crashes Amid Incident-Filled Morning – Sportscar365". sportscar365.com. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  9. ^ Garage 59 (1 February 2020). "For those not watching the livestream, our #188 Aston Martin is out of the #B12hr after an accident at Skyline". @Garage_59. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  10. ^ a b c "Mount Panorama Claims Record Number Of Pre-Race Victims – dailysportscar.com". www.dailysportscar.com. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  11. ^ Perrins, Slade. "HubAuto Corsa Ferrari Withdrawn Despite Rebuild Attempt – Sportscar365". sportscar365.com. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  12. ^ Challenge, Intercontinental GT (31 January 2019). "RED FLAG Separate incidents have brought FP5 to an early end. Oliver Jarvis' Bentley and Daniel Serra's Ferrari are both a little shorter than at the start of the session". Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  13. ^ Perrins, Slade. "No. 35 KCMG Nissan Withdrawn After Bathurst Practice Crash – Sportscar365". sportscar365.com. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  14. ^ "Bentley takes comprehensive win in Bathurst 12 Hour". Speedcafe. 2 February 2020.
  15. ^ "Bathurst 12 Hour - Race Final Classification" (PDF). Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  16. ^ "Live Timing Aggregator". timing.71wytham.org.uk. Retrieved 2 February 2020.

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