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Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hours // The Ultimate Aussie Endurance Race 2013

Published by Pat W

The incredible Mount Panorama circuit host more than one endurance race per year. The 1000km V8 Supercar race may be more famous but this younger event for GT3 and Touring cars is growing in stature. This year's race has the biggest entry yet: 47 cars with some 'name' drivers like Mika Salo and Bernd Schneider, and coverage for the first time from Radio Le Mans including web video (which acts like a DVR so you can pick up where you left off). The atmosphere at The Mountain is very relaxed, there's no championship on the line and no points, so just dip in and out whenever you feel like it!




  • Hello!

    The race is on lap 1 right now. www.radiolemans.com go to the Bathurst12 link for video, but it is very patchy.

  • Thanks to Christine for the thread.

  • I keep getting Lost Signal, everyone is getting the same.

    I'm using the Listen Live audio link alongside the video while they fix it.

  • I was told the race would start at 8.10pm GMT but it started at 5 past instead..

  • http://www.bathurst12hour.com.au/ Live stream.

  • http://www.bathurst12hour.com.au/ Live stream.

    that one keeps stopping every few seconds for me. :(

  • that one keeps stopping every few seconds for me. :(

    I hoped they'd fix it for today. :(

  • Weird thing is, it is 7.20am at Bathurst now. Full day race instead of overnight.

  • Sounds like someone's gone off.

  • @radiolemans 23 secs

    The organisers are aware of the issue with the video stream & they ARE working on it. I will keep you posted. Audio stream is solid #b12hr

  • Timing should be here but it is also down timing.bathurst12…ults.php?race=110

    Not a great start.

  • They need some help from V8 Supercars, they streamed the Bathurst 1000 on Youtube perfectly last year

  • They need some help from V8 Supercars, they streamed the Bathurst 1000 on Youtube perfectly last year

    I watched half this race a year ago and it was perfectly fine, demand could be higher this year.

  • The interesting thing is the GT3 cars (Ferraris, Mercedes, BMWs) have the same sort of lap time as the V8s but they get there in different ways. So the GT3s are *much* faster across the top in the twisty bit because they have a heap of downforce. But the V8s are quicker on the two long straights because they have more grunt, less drag and are skinnier. With developments in GT cars they're looking at a potential lap record today.

  • I watched half this race a year ago and it was perfectly fine, demand could be higher this year.

    I don't know how many fans there are on the east coast of the US but we are all snowed in in New England.

  • I don't know how many fans there are on the east coast of the US but we are all snowed in in New England.

    If you aren't listening to the audio only feed, they just did a shout out for everyone there.

  • If you aren't listening to the audio only feed, they just did a shout out for everyone there.

    I have it on but I'm multitasking and missed it.

  • Safety Car should be in soon, hopefully gives people a chance to fix these infernal servers

  • Some names:

    Sportscar legend Bernd Schneider in a Mercedes.

    WTCC champ Rob Huff is here in an Audi.

    Mika Salo in a Ferrari with camouflage livery!

    Craig Baird, V8s man who did BTCC for a bit, in another Ferrari

    Shane van Gisbergen, the V8s guy who retired at age 23 at the end of last season... then signed to drive for a rival team this year

    Steve Richards, V8s legend

    Jonny Reid who did A1GP for Team NZ.

  • Green flag

  • Another big crash

  • SC

    A wheel came off an Aston Martin GT4

  • @Bathurst12hour 1 min

    #b12hr - Huge accident on Conrod - 5 cars involved.

  • Live picture has sprung into life here: new.livestream.com/itvl/bathurst12hour

  • new.livestream.co…vl/bathurst12hour

  • Pretty quick cleanup

  • Pretty quick cleanup

    Of the cars anyway. Debris taking longer.

  • Video is working, green flag is out, let's go :)

  • Video is working, green flag is out, let's go :)

    video still not steady for me. Constant stuttering. So aggravating. I'll just listen for a while.

  • video still not steady for me. Constant stuttering. So aggravating. I'll just listen for a while.

    Ah that's a shame. The livestream link is the best one yet.

  • Race Control Radio and Drivers Radio Stream. Fun.

    www.bathurstscan.…our-radio-stream/

  • Race Control Radio and Drivers Radio Stream. Fun.

    Ooh nice find

  • Ooh nice find

    I LOVE hearing them in the cars talking to the pits and back and forth.

  • Brendon Hartley is another name here

  • Hi all. Do we have video?

  • Hi all. Do we have video?

    Evening. Yep they fixed it: new.livestream.co…vl/bathurst12hour

    I think you can even go back to view as a replay, then click LIVE to get back to live again. Like a web DVR. :)

  • 'Live' timing seems to only update once every lap or two timing.bathurst12…ults.php?race=110

  • Mika Salo is great

    'How was your stint?'

    'It was great, now I know the circuit at last'

  • I think you can even go back to view as a replay, then click LIVE to get back to live again. Like a web DVR. :)

    That is a feature I don't think we have seen before anywhere

  • Bathurst looks weird with different cars

  • That is a feature I don't think we have seen before anywhere

    I first discovered it at Dubai 24 a month ago, and Bathurst 12 is now affiliated with the guys who run that. I love it.

    Dubai also archived the entire race on their website so I went to bed and watched it in pieces over the rest of the weekend - planning to do the same tomorrow for the end of this one!

  • Dubai also archived the entire race on their website so I went to bed and watched it in pieces over the rest of the weekend - planning to do the same tomorrow for the end of this one!

    Yet another series that makes F1 look amateurish

  • Bathurst looks weird with different cars

    The GTs look fantastic through the top of the mountain.

  • The only venue in the world with a drivers brieflng warning of kangaroos on track

    http://t.co/GQYPDf3T

    (via @dionvmracing)

  • The only venue in the world with a drivers brieflng warning of kangaroos on track

    I remember seeing a V8 hit a kangaroo. It was very near the start of a lap so I guess their info is good

  • Unusual to see Subaru Imprezza on a track

  • Ooh puncture and spin for 81 Audi, DragonSpeed

  • Ooh puncture and spin for 81 Audi, DragonSpeed

    That was a Mansellesque spin

  • More spinners. That camo car was leading earlier with Mika Salo driving, now his co-driver is almost lapped

  • Someone bashed up their BMW

  • BMW in the wall after just smoking in the pits

  • Hit the wall both sides

  • Worth mentioning this race is attracting a fair few European and a couple of US teams these days thanks in part to Creventic's involvement (the people who run Dubai 24). That's partly why Engstler's BMW is here.

  • Just heard about DC's sister. Nice touch on the museum's website

    http://www.dcmuseum.co.uk/museum/

  • Just heard about DC's sister. Nice touch on the museum's website

    That was awful news.

  • That was awful news.

    Apparently he was on James Martin's program this morning and was told after that

  • Thanks to that advert I now at long last know what Liqui Moly actually is.

  • Thanks to that advert I now at long last know what Liqui Moly actually is.

    You should have asked. They used to sponsor cars in just about every class of racing in the world. There was also a spell where engine and petrol ads were fashionable and everyone was using them.

    Moly comes from Molybdenum - useless info

  • Apparently he was on James Martin's program this morning and was told after that

    Devastating.

  • Not James Martin.

  • Lots of cars getting damaged. Wheel on track and two cars parked against walls

  • You should have asked. They used to sponsor cars in just about every class of racing in the world. There was also a spell where engine and petrol ads were fashionable and everyone was using them.

    Team Engslter ran Liqui Moly cars in WTCC for years and years. Just never bothered to look it up!

  • Team Engslter ran Liqui Moly cars in WTCC for years and years. Just never bothered to look it up!

    Someone in F1 had Liqui Moly on their car in the 80s. Can't remember who though

  • Lots of cars getting damaged. Wheel on track and two cars parked against walls

    Earlier about 45mins in, when the stream was down they had a 5-car crash, 3 cars ended up stopped by the wall on the Conrod and there were wheels and debris all over the place.

  • Apparently Jordan had liqui Moly on their car. I have no memory of that

    www.scotsman.com/…nd-dead-1-2783387

  • SC doing a wave by... but he just let the leader through..

  • So the car behind the SC is in 5th, so that's weird, and they're going green now.

  • Wow, traffic ahead

  • Fighting to get on the lead lap, no enforced moving over for blue flags, it really works in this type of racing. Not sure I'd like it in F1.

  • This is hair-raising stuff at the top of the hill with the traffic

  • This is hair-raising stuff at the top of the hill with the traffic

    Not the ideal place for a car going that slowly

  • Right rear wheel missing from the Nissan GTR!

  • Right rear wheel missing from the Nissan GTR!

    At least he has a good reason for going so slowly

  • hey all, have a bit of time to join ya. who are we / should i support?

  • hey all, have a bit of time to join ya. who are we / should i support?

    I'm not really supporting anyone. Mika Salo is racing and he Finnish so I suppose we could support him

  • I'm not really supporting anyone. Mika Salo is racing and he Finnish so I suppose we could support him

    that'll do. decent race so far?

  • hey all, have a bit of time to join ya. who are we / should i support?

    Mika Salo in a Ferrari, unfortunately it is a camoflage livery which doesn't look good. He's not driving at the minute.

    I like that leading Mercedes.

    A Ferrari and an Audi have been fighting like crazy to get back on the lead lap.

  • The Mercs got an early lead but are driving to fuel mileage now apparently, so the others are catching up which is always fun. THe main thing is seeing a line of 3 or 4 GT cars trying to get through all the slower cars through the fast twisty bit at the top of the hill :)

  • that'll do. decent race so far?

    There have been quite a few crashes and damaged cars recently which have broken it up a bit

  • Race hihglights playing now

  • just watching those spins. wow.

  • the stream linked above, is it an official feed? looks stunning.

  • the stream linked above, is it an official feed? looks stunning.

    Yes. It was awful earlier but they took it down, worked on it and it has been flawless since.

  • the stream linked above, is it an official feed? looks stunning.

    You will love this. It's not just live. You can use it like a PVR

  • Yes. It was awful earlier but they took it down, worked on it and it has been flawless since.

    brilliant. cheers for the thread pat, bonus live racing :)

  • You will love this. It's not just live. You can use it like a PVR

    WHA?!

  • You will love this. It's not just live. You can use it like a PVR

    Yep. If you missed anything you can scroll back - I don't know if it since you joined or the whole race - and when you finish looking at replays at your leisure click LIVE and it jumps to realtime again.

  • holy cow i can scrub back 50+ minutes. it's like the olympics.

    *dies of happiness*

  • That Merc looks fabulous

  • *dies of happiness*

    I am not going to explain to Christine how Aussie video killed you

  • Leader in the pits, Jaeger's Erebus Mercedes. That should put Primat/Simonson's Phoenix Audi to the lead?

    Slight confusing as there are two A.Simonsons.

  • I am not going to explain to Christine how Aussie video killed you

    tell her it's how i would've wanted to go. indoors, watching live motorsport and commenting :)

  • I was playing with the player replay and looking at pitstops and timing, missed we'd gone to SC.

  • tell her it's how i would've wanted to go. indoors, watching live motorsport and commenting :)

    :D

  • Slight confusing as there are two A.Simonsons.

    Looks like there are 3 Sherrins

  • Looks like there are 3 Sherrins

    Yep, sharing one car so you always know Sherrin is driving that car.

    The two Simonsons aren't related and are even pronounced differently

  • pit mechanic just got something out of the boot? eh?

  • @inpitlane 13 mins

    What a great place ro watch a motor race #b12hr http://pic.twitter.com/l8ADhGKR

  • What a great place ro watch a motor race #b12hr http://pic.twitter.com/l8ADhGKR

    Would be nice to watch a race there

  • Would be nice to watch a race there

    Would have to make a couple of weeks holiday out of it to justify the day on the plane getting there and day getting back.

  • that livestream page is brilliant. scroll down to view other events and a little live panel follows you.

  • that livestream page is brilliant. scroll down to view other events and a little live panel follows you.

    Woah that's fantastic

  • Looks like they have every support race available on demand as well. Full race weekend coverage!

  • Looks like they have every support race available on demand as well. Full race weekend coverage!

    so impressive.

  • Looks like they have every support race available on demand as well. Full race weekend coverage!

    That is ridiculous. I shouldn't be surprised considering how many of the advances in coverage of motor racing were made by CAMS

  • That is ridiculous. I shouldn't be surprised considering how many of the advances in coverage of motor racing were made by CAMS

    this is bar far the most advanced motorsport coverage i can recall seeing. i want to give them money for this :)

  • Boom for Sherrins

  • smoke.

  • this is bar far the most advanced motorsport coverage i can recall seeing. i want to give them money for this :)

    CAMS did the first good in car cameras and the first remote control in car cameras. If that is not enough they also used to interview drivers during yellows at Bathurst

  • I think that engine may be toast

  • why isn't he stopping??

  • 'I can make it! I can make it!'

  • 'I can make it! I can make it!'

    hehehehehe

  • this is insane.

  • Look at the smoke in the car

  • Look at the smoke in the car

    That is better than flo vis

  • Right now he can switch it off and let it roll down the hill

  • The smoke has stopped. Either the engine is off or there is no more oil left to burn

  • he actually made it back!

  • he actually made it back!

    Wow. Didn't expect that.

  • That Ferrari should have Creme Egg sponsorship

  • Another breakdown

  • Ooh suspension, that's Salo's car

  • camouflaged car has a broken right front?

  • Is that a mechanic on the ground like he has been hit?

  • porche also spun.

  • porche also spun.

    oh, old footage.

    SC called.

  • Is that a mechanic on the ground like he has been hit?

    Just under the front of the Ferrari

  • oh, old footage.

    That's when the Ferrari hit it

  • Morning all. Iffy video stream, sadly. :(

  • Morning all. Iffy video stream, sadly. :(

    aww no, its fab here :(

  • Morning all. Iffy video stream, sadly. :(

    It has been fantastic here

  • Morning all. Iffy video stream, sadly. :(

    Kai had trouble too. Once they cured the lack of signal it has been fine here.

  • Brendon Hartley on RLM now. First GT race for him, he's done sportscars but not GTs. Becoming quite versatile.

  • SEAT conked out on the uphill

  • difficult to remove from there?

  • SEAT conked out on the uphill

    And someone getting black flagged

  • difficult to remove from there?

    The breakdown trucks have had lots of practise

  • Donuts in the comm box! Now I'm jealous.

  • difficult to remove from there?

    They'll have to get a truck up there

  • Kai had trouble too. Once they cured the lack of signal it has been fine here.

    I think the issue is my slow wifi. I'm popping in and out and keeping an eye thanks to you guys. I wanted to watch it, not just listen to it. :(

  • I think the issue is my slow wifi. I'm popping in and out and keeping an eye thanks to you guys. I wanted to watch it, not just listen to it. :(

    Can you connect on hardline?

  • I think the issue is my slow wifi. I'm popping in and out and keeping an eye thanks to you guys. I wanted to watch it, not just listen to it. :(

    Listening to racing is never a substitute for watching. Shame you are missing it because the stream is really good

  • Can you connect on hardline?

    My download speed is pretty slow, but I can check that out...after I finish my dinner. Thanks for the idea.

  • Listening to racing is never a substitute for watching. Shame you are missing it because the stream is really good

    I know. It's reallllly frustrating.

  • My download speed is pretty slow, but I can check that out...after I finish my dinner. Thanks for the idea.

    How is your blizzard treating you?

  • How is your blizzard treating you?

    It's been good to me. No power outage, 2 feet of snow and I got exercise shoveling out.

  • It's been good to me. No power outage, 2 feet of snow and I got exercise shoveling out.

    2 feet of snow can't be a bundle of fun

  • Did the Salo car re-join the race?

  • Did the Salo car re-join the race?

    i can't see it out there, but live timing's not loading for me.

  • It's been good to me. No power outage, 2 feet of snow and I got exercise shoveling out.

    Ah just leave it there and stay home in the warm.

  • i can't see it out there, but live timing's not loading for me.

    Still showing 78 laps completed so it is still in the pits

  • Looks like camouflaged Ferraris respond to headpings

  • i can't see it out there, but live timing's not loading for me.

    Just appeared on screen now.

  • Still showing 78 laps completed so it is still in the pits

    just saw it (or one like it) on screen, maybe it's fixed?

  • Looks like camouflaged Ferraris respond to headpings

    :) :)

  • Camouflaged means we couldn't see it earlier.

  • Ah just leave it there and stay home in the warm.

    I had to shovel out in front of my garage before the plow guy came and made a mountain against the garage door. And it's going to be so cold tonight that it'll be like cement tomorrow. Plus I wanted to be outside.

    But now I'm in here safe and warm, and pretty tired. :)

  • Camouflaged means we couldn't see it earlier.

    :)

  • Camouflaged means we couldn't see it earlier.

    hehe

  • I had to shovel out in front of my garage before the plow guy came and made a mountain against the garage door. And it's going to be so cold tonight that it'll be like cement tomorrow. Plus I wanted to be outside.

    Oh that sounds like a hassle. Hope you're all stocked up on food etc.?

  • Oh that sounds like a hassle. Hope you're all stocked up on food etc.?

    Yep, I have to be a pro at that now, given the last couple of years.

  • RLM saying Mark Webber being tabbed for Porsche's new LMP1 programme *next year*. Can't get anyone to either confirm it or deny it but that's the rumour..

  • RLM saying Mark Webber being tabbed for Porsche's new LMP1 programme *next year*. Can't get anyone to either confirm it or deny it but that's the rumour..

    wow. not replacing massa then?

  • RLM saying Mark Webber being tabbed for Porsche's new LMP1 programme *next year*. Can't get anyone to either confirm it or deny it but that's the rumour..

    I would be surprised if Webber is doing that. Normally he only does a one year contract at a time ao it would be unusual for him to be looking that far ahead

  • wow. not replacing massa then?

    I can't say I really took the Ferrari talk seriously, 'course you never know in motorsport. Porsche surprises me though.

  • am gonna have to call it a night soon. cheers for pointing it out, hope we can catch more this year.

  • I can't say I really took the Ferrari talk seriously, 'course you never know in motorsport. Porsche surprises me though.

    I would have thought his last visit to Le Mans would have put him off going back.

  • Night Mr C

  • am gonna have to call it a night soon. cheers for pointing it out, hope we can catch more this year.

    Yeah I ought to in the next half hour or hour. Next one to watch is Sebring although there is Grand-Am at COTA before that.

    Of course the same weekend as Sebring there is the Maxi Endurance 48 Hour Race. Yes 48.

  • am gonna have to call it a night soon. cheers for pointing it out, hope we can catch more this year.

    Night

  • I kind of want to be extremely rich to buy a couple of GT cars to race in all these places around the world. Bathurst, Spa, Nordschleife, Daytona

  • Not necessarily drive myself I'm not good enough

  • I kind of want to be extremely rich to buy a couple of GT cars to race in all these places around the world. Bathurst, Spa, Nordschleife, Daytona

    I like your thinking

  • I'm going to call it a night. Enjoy the race

    Good night

  • I'm going to call it a night. Enjoy the race

    I'm flagging so I'm about to go too. Thanks for coming along.

  • Remember if you haven't got much to do on Sunday the whole race is being archived in 2hr chunks on livestream so you can carry on then if you want.

  • 88 camo car spun at the top of the hill, not a good spot, rear damage

  • I made it to half-distance but I'm going to bed now. The thread will remain open race-long for anyone who is still following along. :)

    Thanks for joining in. Would've given more notice had I thought about it but last-minute is the Sidepodcast way.

  • For anyone thinking of catching up with the finish - its well worth it. The last hour or so was a cracker. In one word: rain.

    Great race and also great to see some serious competition all the way through. Good to see thIs race growing. GT3 is the perfect type of car for this circuit.

  • For anyone thinking of catching up with the finish - its well worth it. The last hour or so was a cracker. In one word: rain.

    was anyone expecting that?

    will take a look.

  • For anyone thinking of catching up with the finish - its well worth it. The last hour or so was a cracker. In one word: rain.

    I've only just caught up. Wow that was torrential, like the monsoon in Malaysia or Canada... only for ten minutes then it was sunny again.. but then the skies went black!

    Amazing track, such a challenge. The race was a bit broken up with SCs and stuff but it's just a pleasure to watch these cars at that place (had it been new Hockenheim I might've not gone back to see the end).

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The incredible Mount Panorama circuit host more than one endurance race per year. The 1000km V8 Supercar race may be more famous but this younger event for GT3 and Touring cars is growing in stature. This year's race has the biggest entry yet: 47 cars with some 'name' drivers like Mika Salo and Bernd Schneider, and coverage for the first time from Radio Le Mans including web video (which acts like a DVR so you can pick up where you left off). The atmosphere at The Mountain is very relaxed, there's no championship on the line and no points, so just dip in and out whenever you feel like it!

Event start

20:10GMT +00:00

9 February 2013