4 C
Mount Panorama
Wednesday, May 29, 2024
HomeNewsBathurstMostert blitzes first Bathurst 12 Hour practice

Mostert blitzes first Bathurst 12 Hour practice

SUPERCARS star Chaz Mostert led a one-two for Pro-Am Audi entries in opening practice for the Bathurst 12 Hour at Mount Panorama.

The 40-minute session ended with Mostert’s #65 Melbourne Performance Centre Audi quickest from the #55 Schumacher/PremiAir Racing-run entry driven by Frédéric Vervisch.

Vervisch spent the entire session in the car he shares with owner Brad Schumacher and James Golding, setting his best of 2:04.3509s 16 minutes in.

UNDER THREAT: Bathurst lap records on the chopping block

ENTRY LIST: Every car and driver in the 2023 Bathurst 12 Hour

SCHEDULE: Bathurst 12 Hour track schedule for every category

Mostert took over the #65 from Fraser Ross halfway through the session, eclipsing Vervisch on his penultimate lap before improving further to 2:04.0879s with his final effort.

Next was a surprise packet; Tony D’Alberto put the Wall Racing Lamborghini Huracan third fastest with a 2:04.4467s in the closing stages.

Fourth was the first Pro Class car, the #912 Manthey EMA Porsche which was driven to a 2:04.5499s best by Matt Campbell before he handed over to co-driver Thomas Preining.

The #75 SunEnergy1 Mercedes entry that won last year’s race placed fifth ahead of the #99 Triple Eight Pro-Am Mercedes shared in the session by Jamie Whincup and Richie Stanaway.

Team WRT’s BMWs ended up seventh (#32) and 16th (#46).

Star attraction Valentino Rossi did not turn laps in the session but is expected to run in Practice 2 and 3, which is open to Bronze drivers and Silver-rated rookies.

Practice 1 was held in cool but sunny conditions and ran green for its entire 40-minute duration.

RESULTS: Practice 1, Bathurst 12 Hour (40 min)

165Ross / MostertPro-AmAudi2m04.0879s
36Wall / D’AlbertoSilverLamborghini+0.3588s
4912Campbell / PreiningProPorsche+0.462s
575Stolz / GounonProMercedes-AMG+0.7158s
699Whincup / StanawayPro-AmMercedes-AMG+0.7579s
732Vanthoor / WeertsProBMW+0.839s
8777Feller / MiesPro-AmAudi+0.8586s
9888Feeney / GotzProMercedes-AMG+1.0483s
1010Gaunt / O’KeeffeSilverAudi+1.1006s
11999Engel / GrenierProMercedes-AMG+1.148s
124De Pasquale / B GrovePro-AmPorsche +1.3296s
1324Reynolds / LovePro-AmMercedes-AMG+1.5516s
15222Lowndes / DavisonPro-AmMercedes Benz+1.8053s
1646Martin / FarfusProBMW+1.8602s
1747Russell / WebbSilverAudi+2.1321s
189Fiore / HoldsworthPro-AmAudi+2.2574s
2044Padayachee / CameronSilverMercedes-AMG+3.5122s
2150Harrison / OjedaInvitationalKTM+4.2389s
2466Schoots / ThomasInvitationalSIN+10.1824s
2519Schiller / PancioneInvitationalMercedes Benz+10.4902s
Want to read more?

Subscribe to V8 Sleuth to receive regular updates of news and products delivered straight to you.

Latest News

Want to read more?

Subscribe to V8 Sleuth to receive regular updates of news and products delivered straight to you.