The 2014 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour was an absolute cracker – 12 hours of intense racing that culminated in a nail-biting, five-way dog fight over last half hour. Relive all the thrilling action via SBS ONE’s one-hour special this Sunday (23rd, February) at 2:00pm on Speedweek. Or at 7:30pm next Friday night (28th February) during the action-packed three-hour highlights presentation that’s airing on Speed TV (Foxtel).
From the 6:15am drop of the flag just after daybreak until the chequered flag 6:15pm, there was spirited clashes up and down the field throughout all the categories. With so many cars on the lead lap throughout the day, there barely was time to take a breath in between the action.
This year’s race broke a whole host of Bathurst and Bathurst 12-Hour records: it attracted the strongest GT3 field ever assembled in Australia. Shane van Gisbergen set a new, official, outright lap record of 2:03.85 in a McLaren MP4 12C. At the 12-hour mark there was record five cars still on the lead lap – each covering a record distance of 296 laps or 1839km. It sported the greatest number of different leaders (8) and the closest finish ever – with Craig Lowndes in the #88 Ferrari 458 crossing the line just 0.4 seconds ahead of a hard charging Maximilian Buhk in the #84 HTP Mercedes SLS in second place. It was also the most diverse 12-Hour, with Ferrari, Mercedes Benz, McLaren, Audi and Porsche all represented in the final Top 10!
Last Chance The full 12-Hours of intense racing was streamed live at www.bathurst12hour.com.au, with over 150 countries tuning in. A replay of the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour live stream is still on the Bathurst site. However if you want to join the other 283,000 mesmerized viewers that have watched the footage, you’ll need to be quick – as it’s only going to be up for another two weeks.