The Bathurst 12 Hour, one of the world’s premier events for GT sports cars, returns to Mount Panorama bigger and better than ever.
The 2019 Bathurst 12 Hour, the seventeenth edition of this increasingly popular race, will see a forty car field of international and domestic drivers competing on the most unforgiving track in the world of motor sports, and you can watch from home or stream the action live using a compatible device.
2019 Bathurst 12 Preview
Last year’s Bathurst 12 Hour saw fifty-one cars start the race, with only thirty-two able to finish as the mountain and other elements took their toll, while the safety car was required for a record-breaking nineteen occasions. The epic race was won in a dramatic late-finish by Australia’s own Jamie Whincup, who teamed with Craig Lowndes (AU) and Finland’s Toni Vilander, with the trio driving a Ferrari 488 GT3 across the finish. Second place went to the Competition Motorsport Porsche 911 driven by the quartet of drivers Matt Campbell (AU), Marc Lieb (GER), Patrick Long (USA), and David Calvert-Jones (AU), with the final spot on the podium earned by Bentley Team M-Sport, driven by Brit’s Steven Kane, Guy Smith and Oliver Jarvis.
Formally known as the Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, beginning this year it has joined the Total 24 Hours of Spa (Belgium), the Summer Endurance Suzuki 10 Hours (Japan) and California 8 Hours in the USA, forming the International Global GT Challenge series. Last season the Sepang 12 Hours (Malaysia) was cancelled, and here in 2018 the Suzuki event has taken up its place. As such this year’s race has attracted a supremely talented field of international and domestic drivers, and some of the most prestigious vehicles world-wide including Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Audis, Mercedes-Benz, Bentleys, McLarens and Porsches.
This year’s event will also see an increased number of V8 Supercar stars with more than a dozen drivers confirmed. Names that include Holden Racing’s three-time Bathurst 1000 champion Garth Tander, former Bathurst 1000 winner Will Davidson, Holden Triple Eight driver Shane van Gisbergen, , as well last members of year’s winning team; Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes.
Bathurst 12 Hour Live TV Times (AEDT)
Saturday 2 February: Pirelli Top Ten Shoot-out at 4.00pm
Sunday 3 February: Bathurst 12 Hour race from 5.30am – 6.00pm
*Shown as Sydney Australia time, adjust for regional differences. Bathurst 12 Hour Live Streaming available in select locations via 7live and the Bathurst 12 website.
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