LIQUI-MOLY BATHURST 12 HOUR
AUSTRALIA'S INTERNATIONAL ENDURANCE RACE
03 - 05 FEBRUARY 2017

 

PHOENIX RACING AUDI CLAIMS THE ALAN SIMONSEN POLE TROPHY

The prestigious Alan Simonsen Pole Trophy, or ‘The Al’ as it is fast becoming known, has been claimed this afternoon by the #15 Phoenix Racing Audi R8 of Laurens Vanthoor, Marco Mapelli and Markus Winkelhock.

Vanthoor (in the GT3 Pro-Am class) laid down an amazing 2m 02.5521 second lap with just three minutes remaining in the session, just before the red flags were flown when the #7 VodkaO Mercedes went into the wall at the Cutting, with the #27 TFM Ferrari Motorsport NZ Ferrari also having to be recovered during that period.

Fastest for the GT3-Am class was the #35 Nismo Athlete Group Nissan GT-R, despite a spin during the session which saw it suffer rear damage at the Cutting. 

More details to follow. 

Combined Qualifying Times

PosNoTeamDriversVehicleCapClassSessBestDiff
115Phoenix RacingM.Mapelli/L.VanthoorAudi R8-LMS Ultra 205200APQ22:02.5521 
232JBS AustraliaDavid Russell (QLD)Lamborghini Gallardo5200APQ22:03.17510:00.6230
335NISMO Athlete Global TeamF.Strauss/K.Chiyo/W.ReipNissan GT-R NISMO GT6459AAQ22:03.29740:00.7453
477AF Corse SRLS.Wyatt/M.Rugolo/D.RigonFerrari F458 Italia4500AAQ22:03.84000:01.2879
597Craft Bamboo RacingD.O'Young/A.MacDowall/S.MuckeAston Martin Vantage5955APQ22:03.96850:01.4164
633Clearwater RacingT.Vilander/M.GriffinFerrari F458 Italia4500APQ22:04.05830:01.5062
736Erebus MotorsportJ.LeBrocq/R.Muscat/D.CantoMercedes SLS AMG GT36200APQ22:04.14710:01.5950
859VIP PetfoodsT.Quinn/K.Quinn/K.EstreMcLaren MP4-12C 20123800AAQ22:04.14830:01.5962
99Hallmarc / Network ClothingM.Cini/M.Eddy/C.MiesAudi R8-LMS Ultra 205200AAQ12:04.21910:01.6670
1010Bentley Team M-SportSteven Kane (GBR)Bentley Continental3994APQ22:04.52830:01.9762
1148Interlloy / M MotorsportSteven Richards (VIC)Lamborghini Gallardo5224APQ22:04.59760:02.0455
1251IMAK - KWIKMITA.Macpherson/B.Shiels/M.CampbellPorsche 911 GT3 R 204000AAQ22:04.64460:02.0925
1316Phoenix RacingF.Baumgartner/C.Haase/S.OrtelliAudi R8-LMS Ultra 205200APQ22:04.72930:02.1772
1474Jamec PemA.Latif/W.Luff/G.CrickAudi R8-LMS Ultra 205200AAQ22:04.82940:02.2773
158Flying B MotorsportJ.Bowe/D.BrabhamBentley Continental3994AAQ22:04.89410:02.3420
1627T F M - Ferrari Motorsport NZJ.Lester/J.McIntyre/G.SmythFerrari F458 Italia4500AAQ22:05.00430:02.4522
172Fitzgerald Racing / Evolve TecMatthew Halliday (NZL)Audi R8-LMS Ultra 205204AAQ22:05.09260:02.5405
1812ICE BreakP.Long/C.PitherPorsche 911 GT3 R 203996APQ22:05.18380:02.6317
1963Erebus MotorsportN.Morcom/A.Cindric/S.HodgeMercedes SLS AMG GT36200AAQ12:05.22400:02.6719
2052compareinsurance.com.auP.Storey/B.Gower/G.SheddenAston Martin Vantage6000AAQ22:05.57490:03.0228
2111Bentley Team M-SportA.Soucek/M.Buhk/H.PrimatBentley Continental3994APQ22:05.62150:03.0694
2299Craft Bamboo RacingF.Yu/J.Venter/J.MerlinAston Martin Vantage5955AAQ22:05.69230:03.1402
235SkwirkOliver Gavin (GBR)Audi R8-LMS Ultra 205200AAQ22:05.97940:03.4273
2475Jamec PemJames Winslow (NSW)Audi R8-LMS Ultra 205200AAQ12:06.87910:04.3270
2529PIRELLIJ.Manolios/R.Miller/I.CapelliFerrari F458 GT3 2014500AAQ12:06.89490:04.3428
267VodkaOA.Samadi/M.TwiggMercedes SLS AMG GT36200AAQ22:08.73560:06.1835
2747Supabarn SupermarketsT.Koundouris/M.MarshallPorsche 911 GT3 Cup3800BQ12:09.91100:07.3589
284Grove GroupBenjamin Barker (GBR)Porsche 997 GT3 Cup3800BQ12:10.24120:07.6891
2966GT3 Endurance / Mobil 1C.van der Drift/M.LyonsPorsche 997 GT3 Cup3800BQ12:12.26610:09.7140
3093MARC Cars AustraliaG.Jacobson/B.GersekowskiMARC Focus V85048IQ12:12.43890:09.8868
3165Daytona Sports CarsBen Shoots (VIC)Daytona Sportscar Co6996DQ12:12.59670:10.0446
3214Peter Conroy MotorsportA.Bates/G.DenyerPorsche 997 GT3 Cup3800BQ12:13.59520:11.0431
3364Motorsport ServicesTimothy Macrow (VIC)Porsche 997 GT3 Cup3800BQ12:13.91770:11.3656
346SAFE-T-STOPM.Hector/G.DuffyPorsche 997 GT3 Cup3600BQ12:15.17160:12.6195
3521Motorsport Services / Team FreS.Fillmore/D.Stutterd/R.LilleyPorsche 997 GT3 Cup3800BQ12:15.63710:13.0850
3642Hallmark HomesAnthony Gilbertson (QLD)BMW E46 GTR5000DQ12:17.13560:14.5835
3791MARC Cars AustraliaIvo Breukers (NED)MARC Mazda 3 V85048IQ12:17.89420:15.3421
3850Team LHINicholas Cresswell (QLD)Porsche 997 GT3 Cup3600BQ12:18.44600:15.8939
3954Donut KingM.O'Connor/P.LeemhuisLotus Exige Cup R3500CQ12:20.95070:18.3986
4068Motorsport ServicesA.Chapel/M.WhymanPorsche 997 GT3 Cup3800BQ12:21.06260:18.5105
4192MARC Cars AustraliaM.Benton/H.Morrall/T.MilesMARC Focus V85048IQ12:23.27550:20.7234
4255Kintyre RacingG.Crimp/S.Kostera/M.CherryAudi TT RS 2.5 Turbo2500DQ12:24.29180:21.7397
4376Aston Martin Saint GallenFlorian Kamelger (SUI)Aston Martin Vantage4700CQ12:24.70930:22.1572
4423Bruce Lynton BMWBeric Lynton (QLD)BMW M Coupe (1 Serie2979DQ10:25.18460:22.6325
4543Stawell CARTageS.Woodman/S.BradfordMazda RX8 GT3434IQ12:26.58600:24.0339
4673Traffid.Bar.VenueM.Hovey/R.HackwoodGinetta G50 GT4 20123700CQ12:28.05440:25.5023
4728GWS PersonnelR.Shaw/J.Williams/M.Chahda/S.DevjakBMW 335i E905064DQ12:28.38730:25.8352
4818Sherrin RentalsM.Sherrin/G.Sherrin/I.SherrinBMW 135i E822995DQ12:28.81120:26.2591
4941Stawell CARTageM.King/J.WalshMazda RX8 GT3434IQ12:53.34620:50.7941
5049Vicious Rumour RacingBenny Simonsen (DEN)Ferrari F458 Italia4500AA No time