Onboard – Laurens Vanthoor’s Pole Lap at the Bathurst 12 Hour

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

 

 

2015 Motor Racing Calendars

Since 2011 I’ve produced motor racing calendars in Google Calendar, compatible with iCal and all sorts of other reminder systems. I am pleased to say:

The 2015 calendars are now ready!

Apologies for the delay. I wanted to have the full set released before the 24 Hours of Daytona but time got away from me a little.

Full details of how to get them are on the Calendar subpage of this site along with my methodology: www.toomuchracing.com/calendar/

If I’ve made any errors or failed to spot any changes do please let me know!

June 2015 IWTM Calendar with 21st selected.
June 2015 IWTM Calendar with 14th selected.
Agenda for 21st June 2015
Agenda for 13th June 2015

At the time of writing, the Super Formula and Asian Le Mans Series dates are yet to be released though I expect the latter to come on Thursday when the ACO hold their Le Mans and WEC press conference.