2019 Bathurst 12 Hour

Discussion in 'Sports Car Racing' started by FLRacingFan, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Race runs from 1:45 PM Eastern Saturday-1:45 AM Sunday. GT3 (Class A) is the feature class; about 20 drivers who participated in the Rolex last weekend, plenty of Supercars stars and other factory sports car drivers. Always a good one on the Mountain.

    https://www.bathurst12hour.com.au/race-information/entry/



     
  2. Ready for this one. Perfect for the week between the 24 hours and ARCA/Clash race at Daytona
     
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  3. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Me too. The stream looks strong, clear and good :pbjtime:
     
  4. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Cool or what, start in the dark and race into a beautiful sunrise on the mountain.
     
  5. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    Great on line feed here to. Such a cool race, look at that sunrise!
    Doubt I will stay awake for the end though, lol. Something about loud
    cars in the dark ….. It just goes together .
     
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  6. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    64 degrees F now , going up to 90 F today. Nice summer day in Australia.
    10% chance of rain.
     
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  7. Crazy how Aston Martin are still using a 10 year old car
     
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  8. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Top 4 pretty even on the restart. good stuff
     
  9. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Just tuning in now, but surprised to see that the Triple Eight Mercedes, with the trio of Supercars stars, still hasn't been much of a factor this weekend. Hope that changes.
     
  10. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    The Bimmer slid into the lead around the 3 hr mark and has been clicking off good laps every since
     
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  11. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Pretty damn tight at the top, top 5 covered by three seconds. BMW were much more dominant here last year so that's good to see.
     
  12. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    There were two AMG's and Two Bentley's nose to tail before that.
     
  13. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Six hours to go and it's getting chippy out front. :D Good luck trying to outphysical a Bimmer.
     
  14. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    oh hell yeah, that was a restart right there.
     
  15. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    The big M8, bro.
     
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  16. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    BMW went from having the smallest car with the Z4 to the biggest with the M6 and M8. Them things are beefy.
     
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  17. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Under 2 hours left, getting down to it.
     
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  19. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Not as many full-course cautions as Bathurst usually has, so the strategy over the final few hours is fascinating. As I say that, #999 passes the #912 through strategy and almost bins it across the top of the mountain.
     
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  20. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Safety car. The plot thickens
     
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  21. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    I wouldn't bet against young Matt Campbell here with those fresher tires. This is going to be a hell of a shootout.
     
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  22. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    no lie, this restart is going to be wild
     
  23. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Boy he popped that Bimmer a good one
     
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  24. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Marciello is holding everyone up now, those tires are absolutely killed.
     
  25. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    15 minutes is plenty of time to run down Dennis, this is really heating up.
     
  26. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Damn big mistake by the Bentley
     
  27. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I don't think that Aston is going to be easy to pass
     
  28. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Wow. No one passes at the Elbow but he snuck it in there somehow...think he realized the Aston is way too good on the straights to be passed on much on the track.
     
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  29. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Yeah I think he surprised him. Pretty pass
     
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  30. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Daym we saw a race. Woo that was a good one.
     
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  31. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Yeah this place rarely disappoints. That was an awesome final few hours, especially that little shootout at the end. The young guns stole the show this weekend. Nice little swan song for the old screaming V12 Aston as well.
     
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  32. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    I am impressed you 2 made it to the end! I just watched the last 30 minutes this
    morning. Wow, what a finish. Campbell made 2 incredible passes in those
    closing stages. He said in a Dagys article he was going to "win it or bin it".
    As I was watching I was thinking what mountainous area could we put a Bathurst
    here in the US? I think it would be a success. Maybe somewhere between
    Bristol and Chattanooga TN. Also incorporate a rock crawling and MX course
    in the middle of it.
     
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  33. LouieLouie

    LouieLouie Team Owner

    Denver area, so NASCAR could use it too.
     
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