THE 19th running of the Bathurst 12 Hour is now in the history books after the smallest field in race history competed in today’s 2022 edition.
The #75 SunEnergy 1 Racing Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3 of American-based Aussie Kenny Habul, Jules Gounon, Luca Stolz and Martin Konrad led home a 1-2-3 for Mercedes-Benz AMG on a great day at Mount Panorama.
Here’s how the full field finished, car by car with an image of each of the 20 cars that competed in the race.
All images by Nathan Wong, Speedshots Photography.
Order the ‘Bathurst: Going Global’ book here, it covers the full GT era of the Bathurst 12 Hour from 2011 to 2020 with an image of every car to start or practice in each of the years, review chapters, results and more.
1st – Jules Gounon/Luca Stolz/Kenny Habul/Martin Konrad
#75 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3
Gounon’s second Bathurst 12 Hour win and second in a row having won for Bentley in 2020, car had a pit lane penalty during the race for Habul overtaking before Safety Car restart line.
2nd – Maro Engel/Daniel Juncadella/Kevin Tse
#91 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3
Chose strategy to complete nine compulsory pit stops (each of two minutes) earlier than the rest of the field, missed qualifying due to an engine change being performed.
3rd – Shane van Gisbergen/Broc Feeney/Prince Jefri Ibrahim
#888 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3
Rounded out an all Mercedes-Benz AMG podium, the first time a manufacturer has clean-swept the Bathurst 12 Hour podium.
4th – Kelvin van der Linde/Nathaniel Berthon/Brad Schumacher
#74 Audi R8 GT3 EVO II
Incurred a two minute hold penalty in pit lane for exceeding driving time during race.
5th – Tony D’Alberto/David Wall/Grant Denyer/Adrian Deitz
#6 Lamborghini Huracan GT3
Best Bathurst 12 Hour finish for D’Alberto and Dietz. The only Lamborghini in the race.
6th – Marc Cini/Lee Holdsworth/Dean Fiore
#9 Audi R8 GT3 EVO II
Solid, consistent run, best B12 Hour result for Holdsworth and Fiore.
7th – Yasser Shahin/Ricardo Feller/Markus Winkelhock
#777 Audi R8 GT3 Evo II
Had a handful of pit lane penalties, one for exceeding driving time and another for a pit infringement.
8th – Nick Percat/Joey Mawson/Mark Rosser
#17 Audi R8 GT3 Evo II
Handful of delays (including for rain light not working) , Rosser’s Bathurst 12 Hour debut.
9th – James Koundouris/David Russell/Paul Stokell
#47 Audi R8 GT3 Evo II
Started 20th and last after making a chassis change after practice accident with Theo Koundouris at the wheel. He wasn’t medically cleared to race.
10th – Craig Lowndes/Alex Davison/Geoff Emery/Scott Taylor
#222 Porsche GT3 Cup Car
Winners of Class C for Porsche Carrera Cup 2021 cars.
11th – Tony Bates/David Reynolds/Cam Waters
#24 Audi R8 GT3 Evo II
Delayed due to damage after Bates spun and hit wall at Forrest’s Elbow.
DNF – Marcel Zalloua/Sergio Pires/Duvashen Padayachee
#55 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3
Not classified as finishers due to insufficient laps, changed radiator, delayed.
DNF – Indiran Padayachee/Aaron Zerefos/Eric Constantinidis
#11 Porsche GT3 Cup Car
Not classified as finishers due to insufficient laps.
DNF – Stephen Grove/Brenton Grove/Ben Barker
#4 Porsche 911 GT3 R
Grove Snr crashed at McPhillamy Park, damage too bad to continue in the race.
DNF – Michael Sheargold/Garth Walden/Brett Hobson
#45 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3
Crashed out of the race at McPhillamy Park after earlier touch with the wall exiting the Dipper.
DNF – Chaz Mostert/Liam Talbot/Fraser Ross
#65 Audi R8 GT3 Evo II
Multiple issues after starting from pole position, compressor change required, rear suspension damage.
DNF – Geoff Taunton/Jake Camilleri/Declan Fraser
#95 MARC II V8
DNF – Dale Wood/Glen Wood/David Crampton/Trent Harrison
#50 KTM X-Bow GT2
Dale Wood crashed top of the Mountain, unable to repair car to return to the track.
DNF – Will Brown/Jack Perkins/Mark Griffith
#19 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3
Perkins crashed at the Chase on slick tyres on a wet track.
DNF – Zane Morse/Keith Kassulke/Hadrian Morrall
#52 MARC II V8
Crashed top of the Mountain, first retirement from the race.