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Waters on top in red-flagged Bathurst 12 Hour Practice 6

CAM Waters topped the final practice session before qualifying at the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour as Mount Panorama claimed its first victim for the weekend.

The red flags flew with 37 minutes remaining in the session when Adam Hargraves crashed the #20 IRC GT at the top of the Mountain.

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Replays showed that Hargraves ran wide at Sulman Park and swiped the wall, breaking the right-rear suspension and spinning across the track before backing heavily into the wall on the inside. The car eventually came to rest on the grass verge near the apex of McPhillamy Park.

Hargraves hopped out of the car under his own steam and walked to the medical car, but the accident puts the #20 entry in severe doubt for this afternoon’s qualifying session, with work beginning before the end of the session to have the car repaired in time to start Sunday’s race.

Mercedes-AMG locked out the top four spots with Waters on top with a 2m02.9190s aboard the #222 Mercedes-AMG, heading Broc Feeney in the #888 Triple Eight entry, Jordan Love in the sister #88 car and Ross Gunn in the #27 Heart of Racing machine.

But the big battle was for 15th place.

The session determine the seeding for the upcoming qualifying, where the field will be split into a faster-50% and slower-50%.

Reigning polesitter Maro Engel looked at risk of missing the cut, sitting on the bubble in 15th as the final minute began, before bumping his way to 12th with his penultimate lap.

That moved Riccardo Feller onto the bubble, but and he failed to improve on his penultimate lap, leaving him at risk of being bumped by the #13 Phantom Global Porsche of Bastian Buus or the #47 Mercedes-AMG with David Russell aboard.

However, a crash at Forrest’s Elbow for Trent Harrison in the #50 KTM ended the chances of anyone improving.

The opening minutes of the session also featured a test of the Full Course Yellow procedure, which will be used in competition for the first time in Australia at the 12 Hour prior to its introduction to this year’s Repco Supercars Championship, and also included another appearance of the Circuit Safari van.

The two segments of qualifying begin at 12:40pm AEDT and the combined results will determine grid positions 11-30 for Sunday’s race, as well as the 10 contenders that will take part in this afternoon’s Shootout for the Allan Simonsen Pole Position Trophy.

RESULTS: Practice 6, 2024 Repco Bathurst 12 Hour (60min)

No.Driver/sClassCarTime/Laps
1222Waters / Lowndes / RandleProMercedes-AMG2m02.9190s
2888Feeney / Brown / GrenierProMercedes-AMG+0.0256s
388Whincup / Love / IbrahimPro-AmMercedes-AMG+0.1775s
427Riberas / Gunn / JamesPro-AmMercedes-AMG+0.337s
522Talbot / Haase / K van der LindeProAudi+0.5275s
6911Picariello / King / ShahinPro-AmPorsche+0.5448s
79Holdsworth / Fiore / CiniPro-AmAudi+0.6058s
846Rossi / Martin / MarcielloProBMW+0.7091s
975Habul / Gounon / StolzProMercedes-AMG+0.7501s
1032Weerts / D Vanthoor / S van der LindeProBMW+0.7622s
11912L Vanthoor / Güven / CampbellProPorsche+0.7976s
12130Engel / Fraga / ReynoldsProMercedes-AMG+0.8451s
1377Juncadella / Ojeda / GötzProMercedes-AMG+0.9274s
1444Zalloua / Pires / Youlden / ShielsSilverAudi+1.0005s
152Schumacher / Winkelhock / FellerProAudi+1.0355s
1613Eriksson / Evans / BuusProPorsche+1.1853s
1747J Koundouris / T Koundouris / Russell / WebbSilverMercedes-AMG+1.5405s
1848Wood / Le Brocq / Walden / McMillanPro-AmMercedes-AMG+1.7175s
1993D’Alberto / Wall / Denyer / DeitzPro-AmLamborghini+2.0838s
2010Percat / Hill / HolingerInvitationalIRC+3.4418s
21111Currie / Gray / DonaldsonInvitationalMARC+3.6659s
2291Kassulke / McLeod / Morrall / SladeInvitationalMARC+4.888s
2350Harrison / Kraihamer / CramptonInvitationalKTM+5.3599s
2420Sbirrazzuoli / Jilesen / HargravesInvitationalIRC+8.9913s
2519Griffith / Christodoulou / BilskiGT4Mercedes-AMG+15.9619s
26230Hayman / McLennan / SchutteGT4McLaren+16.2444s
27701Amrouche / Boillot / BonnelInvitationalVortex+17.8557s
2856Buccini / Zerefos / White / HizzeyGT4Ginetta+18.1631s
2925Flack / Mostert / BryanGT4McLaren+19.0756s
30702Stutterd / Tracy / Emery / TwiggInvitationalIRCNTR
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