02nd Feb2018

How and Where to Watch The Bathurst 12 Hour

by Michael Chandler

It’s a wonderful weekend that’s upon us!  The LiquiMoly Bathurst 12 Hour is upon us!  Practice sessions are wrapping up, and soon we’ll have qualifying, and then the ridiculousness that is a twelve hour race at Mount Panorama.  A race that starts before sunrise.  On a track that has insanely fast straights, claustrophobia inducing sections, wildlife, and wild ass fans.  It’s so great!!!  AND, unlike so many other races, we can actually watch this here (America) without going through nefarious/dangerous means!  Here’s how, and when.


Final practice starts at 2:45PM, followed by qualifying at 4:45PM, and wraps up with the Top Ten Shootout at 9:10.  That’s all happening today, Friday.  Tomorrow is when the real fun starts.  At 11:20AM the race coverage gets underway.  


The important part.  There are a few ways to watch.  Both the Bathhurst 12 Hour and Intercontinental GT Challenge sites have live streaming on them.  Despite not having any cars in the field, NISMO.tv will be streaming the race.  Radio Le Mans will have audio, as is the norm for them.  Live timing is on the Bathurst page and the IGTC page.  


Cherp and I will be doing some live commentating on Twitter during the race!  Will it be informative?  Maybe.  Will it be rational?  Probably not.  Will it be fun?  I don’t see why not!  Join us tomorrow!

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07th Feb2014

Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour: How to Spend Your Saturday

by Michael Chandler

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Guys, gals, pets, I’ve found how you will be spending your Saturday afternoon.  You, like me, will be watching the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 hour race.  Why?  Because where, outside of Forza or Gran Turismo, will you see Fiat 500 Abarths pairing off against SLS AMG GT3s?  Focus Global Touring Cars (tube chassis, V8 powered, lots of awesome) hunting down a Ginetta G50?  Exactly.

There are six classes:

Class A is comprised of current GT3 spec cars.  AF Corse (essentially Ferrari’s sports car team) will be challenging last year’s winner Erebus Motorsports and their pair of SLS AMG GT3s for the class win.

Class B is ten 911 GT3 Cup cars ganging up on two R8s and two Lamborghini Gallardos.  This class has the best team name running in it: Racing Incident, which is running a Gallardo LP520.

Class C is three GT4 class cars: a Ginetta G50, a Lotus Exige Cup R and an Exige S.  Tiny?  Yes.  Awesome?  The Ginetta handles that, and then some.

Class D is 3001cc engines and up, and resembles something you’d see at a track day… in Europe: two SEAT Leon Supercopas, an E46 M3 GTR, an E92 M3, a Daytona Sportscar Coupe (an Australian Shelby Daytona Coupe), and a WRX STi thrown in for good measure.  This will be a fun one to watch.

Class E is full of Fiat 500 Abarth’s run by the same team.  Three adorable little Fiats will try to avoid being killed by everything else on track.  This will be the most adorable class to watch.

Class I is the afore mentioned Global Touring Car spec Focuses… Foci…  Focus?  Whatever.  It’s a lot like Class E, except more fearsome than adorable.

The Race starts in a little less than twenty-four hours from now (at the time this was being written) and you can/will watch the live stream on the race’s website, which features commentary from Radio Le Mans.

UPDATE 1:51PM MST: HQ Holdens race happening for the next hour http://www.bathurst12hour.com.au/live/ Old Holdens!

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