LIQUI-MOLY BATHURST 12 HOUR
AUSTRALIA'S INTERNATIONAL ENDURANCE RACE
05 - 07 FEBRUARY 2016

VAN GISBERGEN DRIVES McLAREN TO BATHURST GLORY

A THRILLING Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour has ended with McLaren drivers Shane van Gisbergen, Alvaro Parente and Jonathan Webb spectacularly taking victory in another tense finish at Mount Panorama.

Kiwi superstar Shane van Gisbergen held out a fast-finishing Katsumasa Chiyo in the Nissan GT-R to record the first win for McLaren at Mount Panorama, after a day of high drama that claimed several leading contenders early in the race.

RACE END: VAN GISBERGEN TAKES VICTORY BY 1.27s FROM CHIYO IN EPIC RACE FINISH

Full race report to come
 
The #59 Tekno Autosports McLaren has taken victory in a fiercely competitive 2016 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, which had a record 29 lead changes across the day. Katsumasa Chiyo in the 2015 winning #1 NISMO Athlete Global Team Nissan GT-R threw everything he had at ‘the Gis’ to cut the gap from eight seconds with five minutes to go to just 1.27s shy of the win at the finish line after an epic all-day battle. Third outright went to the #10 Mobil 1/Naim Audio/Breitling Bentley.
 

BENTLEY SNATCHES BACK LEAD AS NINTH HOUR WINDS UP – THREE HOURS TO GO

With just three hours now remaining in the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, the action is truly heating up, with the #10 Mobil 1/Naim Audio/Brietling Bentley currently leading after taking over in the last ten minutes of the ninth hour.
 
Matthew Bell is at the wheel, and leads the #1 NISMO Athlete Global Team GTR, the #59 Tekno Autosports McLaren, and the #2 Phoenix Racing Audi.
 

RATEL ENDORSES BATHURST

International Motorsport promoter Stephane Ratel believes the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour is the ideal event to launch the Intercontinental GT Challenge.

The Stephane Ratel Organisation (SRO) manages the Intercontinental GT Challenge with includes the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, Spa  24 Hours and Sepang 12 Hours.  The Bathurst 12 Hour is the inaugural round of the Challenge.

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