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Featured 2015 Bathurst 12 Hour (Live Stream)

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by Chris Stacey, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. Chris Stacey

    Chris Stacey
    Ted Kravitz Appreciation Society Staff Premium Member

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    The Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour endurance race is one of the the largest motorsport events held in Australia. RaceDepartment is proud to provide a live stream broadcast all weekend long of this stunning endurance race on one of the world's most iconic racing circuits: Mount Panorama Bathurst.

    The 12 hours of Bathurst is the only international endurance race held on Australian shores. With 53 teams competing in this years race, the only logical track to play host to this titanic battle is the iconic Mount Panorama: 6.2 kilometres of undulating twists and turns as the cars snake their way up the mountain (literally), and then back down again along the Conrod Straight (the longest straight on any race track in the Southern Hemisphere), GT3 cars will readily reach speeds in excess of 270 kph.

    Saturday 7th February
    Live streamed coverage will start at 7:30am AEDT (20:30 GMT).

    All times are listed in Australian Eastern Daylight Time: AEDT = +11 GMT

    Main Event Times
    • 07:45 - Practice Session #5. (60 minutes)
    • 12:55 - Qualifying #1 (60 minutes)
    • 14:05 - Qualifying #2 (Class A only) (20 minutes)
    Support Races
    • 08:55 - Formula Ford - Race #1 (35 minutes)
    • 09:45 - Improved Production Cars - Race #1 (35 minutes)
    • 10:35 - Radical Sports Cars - Race #1 (25 minutes)
    • 14:35 - Formula Ford - Race #2 (35 minutes)
    • 15:25 - Improved Production Cars - Race #2 (35 minutes)
    • 16:15 - Radical Sports Cars - Race #2 (45 minutes)
    Sunday 8th February: Race Day!
    If you're an Australian resident and have access to Channel 7 and 73 (7mate) on Freeview TV, then you can watch all the action from the comfort of your couch on your Television for free, from 05:30 AEDT onwards.

    If you're an international viewer or an Australian who isn't able to situate your rear-end on the couch in front of the TV, then you can watch the LiveStream provided on our live stream page and chatbox from 05:30 AEDT onwards.

    Event Times
    • 05:35 - Pit Lane Open (15 minutes)
    • 05:50 - Bathurst 12 Hour (12 hours)
    The Cars
    For the first time this year, Australia will get a taste of the Bentley Continental GT3 which won the Blancpain Endurance race in 2014 at Silverstone. The relatively gigantic Bentley looks almost out of place on a race track, however it commands respect with the speed and power under it's enormous bonnet.

    There are six classes racing in this years main event.

    Class A GT3 - Pro-AM
    • Bentley Continental GT3
    • Porsche 911 GT3 R
    • Audi R8 LMS Ultra
    • Lamborghini Gallardo GT3
    • Ferrari 458 GT3
    • Mercedes SLS AMG GT3, and the
    • Aston Martin Vantage GT3
    Class A - GT3 AM
    • Will include all the cars listed above in the Pro-AM class, with the additions of the 2012 McLaren MP4-12C GT3, and the Nissan NISMO GTR GT3.
    Class B - GT3 (Cup Cars)
    • An all-Porsche affair with eleven teams, each using either the Porsche 997 GT3 Cup, or the 911 GT3 Cup S.
    Class C - GT4
    • Lotus Exige Cup R
    • Ginetta G50 GT4
    • Aston Martin Vantage GT4
    Class D - Invitational (Production)
    • BMW 135i E82
    • BMW 1M Coupe E82
    • BMW 335i E90
    • BMW E46 M3 GTR
    • Audi TT RS 2.5 Turbo
    • Daytona Sportscar Coupe
    Class I - Invitational (Non-Production):
    • Mazda RX8 GT
    • Mazda 3 V8
    • Pace Innovations Focus V8
    The Track
    Mount Panorama, or as it's more commonly known, Bathurst, is the longest, most legendary, and most dangerous race track that Australia has to offer. It's best known for the epic battles between Holden and Ford in the V8 Supercars Bathurst 1000. However, whilst the 12 Hour race is lesser known to the general public, it is for my money, a better event. The cars are nicer looking, faster and more populous, and the race itself is twice as long as the V8 Supercars race.


    Live Streaming
    Make sure to bookmark our live stream page and popular chatbox and enjoy the Australia's toughest race of the year with other endurance fans from around the world. Timing is available here.
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  2. Pardon my ignorance, but I entirely forgot about this race :redface:! Thanks for the links to the live streaming, this fits perfectly for my time zone in America! Go Bentley :thumbsup:
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  3. Matt

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    Thanks for posting this, I now have my whole weekend mapped out. Stoked :cool:
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  4. Chris Stacey

    Chris Stacey
    Ted Kravitz Appreciation Society Staff Premium Member

    Yep! I'm going to watch every minute of it.
    The first time I'll actually be able to watch an endurance race from start to finish. We don't get too much of it down here, so when it does come I've got to make the most of it haha!
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  5. Nox

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    Last year the B12h was brilliant, some amazing battles and what a finish!! Been looking forward to this year ever since. I already cleared it with the wife; I won't be going to bed tonight :roflmao:
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  6. Shawdad

    PSN ID: Shawdad

    One of my favorite races of the year.
    Gotta stock up on caffeine!
    Lets just hope nobody hits a kangaroo this year...
    I hope someday they go a full 24 hours :devilish:
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2015
  7. R.J. O'Connell

    R.J. O'Connell
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    This event has really grown in stature the last couple of years!
  8. Galin Dimov

    Galin Dimov

    Are you going to the track?
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  10. Matt

    Premium Member

    Messed up my alarm and missed the first hour >< hehe
  11. been watching a little on and off through the german evening. at one point they had a bit of trouble with their colors when filming inside pits: [​IMG]

    avatar anyone?
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  12. Nox

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    Coming up on half midnight local now, but no way I'm going to bed! Really loving the race! And as soon as they finish the race, I'll be getting my girls out of bed and taking them out :laugh: Well worth it though.
  13. jimortality

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    Watching this on my phone at work and with the time left, that will take me to the end of my shift. Great to have an unlimited data plan lol
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  14. jimortality

    Premium Member

    Where do you live?
  15. Nox

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  17. jimortality

    Premium Member

    I need a Bentley for RF2!
  18. Nox

    Staff Premium Member

    Nope, just moved here when I was a kid (well, 16) and then got married so I stayed. Hate it here though :roflmao:

    Back on topic... a lot of safety cars, but the time has flown by! Really enjoying the race. It's living up to expectations.

  19. jimortality

    Premium Member

    It's a shame Bathurst has a limited release for games.
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