Sunday, January 20, 2013

Audi R8 LMS at Bathurst 12 Hour media launch

By Tarek Ramchani

In just a couple of years the Bathurst 12 Hour has become a popular event in endurance racing. Audi dominated the event in 2011 and 2012 with two overall wins using the older spec Audi R8 LMS. In 2011 the winning team was Audi race experience Team Joest and 2011 it was the turn of Phoenix Racing.

For 2013 no less than seven Audi R8 LMS and ultra cars have been entered for the challenging Aussie enduro. The 2012 champions from Phoenix are set to come back to defend their title. The two previous Audi wins seemed really easy to many. However this year an impressive entry list and world class competitors are awaiting the Audi squad. For the second year the 2013 Bathurst won't be a stand alone event as it is part of the 24H Series, and for the first time it will also be the season opener of the growing Australian GT Championship.

The organizers have done a great job so far by promoting the event in Sydney harbor week. Among the cars on display there was the #14 Audi R8 LMS from Peter Conroy Motorsport, an Australian GT regular team who will debut at the Mont Panorama classic. Here is a selection of great photos from the event.

Photo credit and more information:
Liqui-Moly Australia Facebook Page