In qualifying for last weekend’s Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, Laurens Vanthoor set a new qualifying record in a time of 2m02.5521s in his Audi R8 LMS Ultra GT3 car. Vanthoor has uploaded the onboard video of this lap to Facebook and you have to see it!
If you only count race laps for the lap record, his team-mate Markus Winkelhock set a 2m03.3091s in the race and that’s a new record for a tintop, a frankly ridiculous 4 seconds faster than the V8 Supercar record from the Bathurst 1000, and only a little off the 2m02.6701s outright race lap record set by a Formula 3 car in a much shorter race not a 12 hour enduro.
The speed and commitment at the top of the hill is incredible, I have absolutely no idea how these guys do it!
- Driver: Laurens Vanthoor
- Team: Phoenix Racing
- Car: Audi R8 LMS Ultra
- Track: Mount Panorama, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
2 thoughts on “Onboard – Laurens Vanthoor’s Pole Lap at the Bathurst 12 Hour”
I haven’t watched a racing video that made me sit with my mouth hanging open for two full minutes in quite some time…
That was epic! The first bit with the long straights isn’t challenging, but then it gets into the Monaco Grand Prix style twists and turns and everything livens up immediately! Thanks for the post!
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