Bathurst 12H 2017

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  1. Steve

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    I might be looking forward to this one even more than I was the Daytona 24. :yesnod:

    12 hours of sports car racing on the Mount Panorama circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia.

    3-5 Feb ... that's this weekend.

    55 cars entered. No prototypes, not even GTS cars. Top of the range is GT3. Here's the entry list: http://www.bathurst12hour.com.au/race-information/entry/

    One of the track's features is the 571ft elevation change. Here's a quick video made by some of the drivers during their track walk (today, I think) with a simple demo of how steep it is in places.

    [ame]https://twitter.com/BentleyRacing/status/826986860043866112[/ame]
     
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    :fingerscrossed: Fingers tightly crossed that there'll be a free live video feed available again this year. I'll post whatever I find.
     
  3. Crashton

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    This is one of my favorite races. No more V8 supercars I guess.
     
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    i want to see the v8's race at this track live

    please post a link if you do find it
     
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    According to the Supercars schedule, they won't hit Bathurst until October.


    Meanwhile, here's a reminder of what the track looks like at record-breaking speed in a GT car. This is the pole setting lap from last year.

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3nlWPMQTbg"]McLaren 650S GT3 claims Bathurst Lap Record - 2m 01.286s - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Man what a place & what a drive!:arf: That downhill part has to be seriously pucker inducing.
     
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    cant wait until tomorrow to watch the race
     
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    Here is the brown trouser moment from Q2. One of the Nissans on a very hot lap and suddenly a BMW dawdling around, presumably on his in lap. Wait 'til you see the onboard...so close! :eek6:

    [ame]https://twitter.com/Bathurst12hour/status/827689123662082053[/ame]
     
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    Good thing there was runoff there. Yikes close one!!!
     
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    The race starts in just over 15min. Live video feed (see above, post #9) isn't live, yet, but should be shortly.
     
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    The race starts in the dark (0545 in OZ) w/ a formation lap and then a rolling start.

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmLdnnjC0q4"]2017 Bathurst 12 Hour - Full Race, LIVE #B12h - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    That track gets a bit narrow here and there...

    [ame]https://twitter.com/Bathurst12hour/status/827957678357909504[/ame]

    [ame]https://twitter.com/Bathurst12hour/status/827957081831378944[/ame]
     
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    This seems juuuust a bit unsafe...

    [ame]https://twitter.com/Bathurst12hour/status/827983226396291072[/ame]
     
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    a caught a few hours in the middle and the last hour or so. what an ending to the race
     
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    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp6CD--ozpQ"]2017 Bathurst 12 Hour: Final 35 Mins! FULL RACE Pt. 2 - YouTube[/ame]
     
  19. minirab

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    Pretty much my favorite race to watch was the Supercars at Bathurst, talk about banging doors.
     

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