Didn’t we just have a major endurance race? Something, something, Daytona 24, something, something? Yeah, we did. Get used to it, because there are a whole lot more endurance races coming at you this season, and this weekend is one of my absolute favorites; The Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour. Last year’s race was so insane that I’ve now become hooked for life, and as this race continues to grow in popularity, it will continue to be one you won’t want to miss. Some of the best GT3 racing teams from around the world are assembled to tackle each other and the mountain, including factory backed (or close enough) teams from Audi, Bentley, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Nissan, and more. Some really phenomenal drivers are expected to converge for this race, as well. For the full rundown, click the jump.
To help you keep all of the classes straight, and give you a little insight into who has a chance at the victory, Mr. Eric Rood and I sit down over an ice cold oil can of Foster’s (‘Strayan Fer Beer’) and discuss the field. Who’s driving what? How will they do as a team? Which cars have an advantage? Why should you care? We try to answer it all.
We recorded this late last week, so there have been a few last minute additions, subtractions, and such. Don’t worry, it’s small stuff. Alex Buncombe’s wife had a baby, so I guess he’ll miss the race and Florian Strauss will take his spot on the Nissan team. Also, the AF Corse guys have announced their driver lineup, which you can see in the entry list linked below.
The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – 12 Hours of Bathurst Preview
Here are a few bits of information that you might find helpful in following along with this race!
Live video and audio will be available on Bathurst12Hour.com.au, as well as RadioLeMans.com
Live Timing and Scoring
Race Facts and Stats
For further live updates, follow the race on Twitter using the official hashtag #B12hr and the official twitter feed @Bathurst12hour.
And if you aren’t familiar with the race, or the mountain, here are a few videos that you should watch to get up to speed.
1. 2015 Bathurst 12 Hour Promo Video
2. The absolutely insane battle for the lead at about 4 and a half hours in last year.
3. The absolutely insane battle for the lead right up to the checkered flag.
4. I talk about this video on the podcast, it’s a lap of the circuit onboard a retired Porsche LMP2 with Jeroen Bleekemolen at the wheel. It’s only been watched about 48,000 times, and that’s a travesty, it should be a lot more. This video is what YouTube was made for. Good stuff.
[Photos sourced from the race’s Facebook page]