After withdrawing from the 2016 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, Melbourne based M-Motorsport are back with a vengeance debuting a new car and topping the Avis Class C sheets in today’s qualifying session. Glen Wood set the fastest in-class lap of 2m:17.713s in the #48 Interlloy KTM X-Bow GT4.
Wood, who only got in a handful of laps last year, is happy with the car and looking forward to clocking up some more miles in tomorrow’s race.
“It’s really only my second time here, I only did seven laps last year in the Lamborghini.” Wood said.
“It’s good to get a feel of the place. It’s hard work and takes a lot of balls to get around here in a good lap. The car is awesome, it doesn’t do anything wrong. It’s perfect at the moment so I’m really happy.”
The 2017 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour is M-Motorsport’s first foray into GT4 territory. After four seasons in the GT3 category with the Reiter Engineering built Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, the team has a new look and positive attitude heading into one of the most challenging rounds on the Australian motorsport calendar.
“We’re in the box seat for the winnings but it’s a 12-hour race; there’s so many things that can happen and so many things that can go wrong. We’ve got four quick guys in the car so we should be right.”
Wood is sharing driving duties with team owner, Justin McMillian as well as two European drivers Tomas Enge and Reinhard Kofler. At this stage, only a few minor changes will be made to the setup of the #48 KTM X-Bow GT4 and the team will look to gain more time through improving their pit stops and driver changes.
As for the competition, Wood has tipped the two Ginetta G55s as M-Motorsports’ biggest threat to taking home the class title. Wood just beat out Mike Simpson in the #55 by two tenths in today’s qualifying session.
The #48 Interlloy KTM X-Bow GT4 and the rest of the Avis Class C field will be back on track tomorrow morning at 5.45am for the start of the 2017 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour. Don’t miss a moment of the action; you can follow along across the weekend, including live streaming and free to air coverage, please go to http://www.bathurst12hour.com.au/news/how-to-watch-the-b12hr/
Tickets remain on sale via ticketek and are also available at the gate this weekend.