Bathurst 12 Hour, 2012 – Entry list, event information

Audisport Team Joest leads the field during the opening lap of the 2011 Bathurst 12 Hour. - Image courtesy GraphicDakPhotos / Dirk Klynsmith

Entry list:

Class A – GT3

  • 23 Lago Racing – Lamborghini LP600 GT3 – Lago/Russell/Park
  • 4 Consolidated Chemicals Lamborghini LP560 GT3 – Huglin/McConville/Kox/Searle
  • 17 Maranello Motorsport – Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 – Simonsen/Farnbacher/Bowe/Edwards
  • 33 Clearwater Racing – Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 – Weng Sun/Baird/Griffin
  • 1 Phoenix Racing – Audi R8 LMS – Mies/O’Young/Jöns
  • 2 Phoenix Racing – Audi R8 LMS – Lowndes/Luff/Eddy
  • 22 United Autosports  – Audi R8 LMS – Patterson/Li/Yu
  • 21 Black Falcon – Mercedes Benz SLS AMG – Wilson/Breslin/Mehta/Breslin
  • 20 Erebus Racing – Mercedes Benz SLS AMG – Slade/Bleekemolen/Hackett/Curtis
  • X Bar One World – Mosler MT900 – Salmon/White/TBA

Class B – GT3 Cup

  • 66 Motorsport Services – Porsche 996 GT3 Cup – Thomlinson/Dippie/Maddren
  • 65 Motorsport Services –  Porsche 997 GT3 Cup – O’Donnell/Niall/McLennon
  • 3 Tinkler Motorsports –  Porsche 997 GT3 Cup – Tinkler/Johnson/Richards

Class C – GT4

  • 10 Simply Sports Cars –  Lotus Exige S – Gowans/Meins/Lillington-Price
  • 25 Freestone Transport –  Corvette Z06 – Freestone/Pullen/TBA
  • 62 Queenslandhouseandland.com – Lotus Exige S – Thompson/Klien/Harley
  • 44 Donut King –  Nissan R35 GTR – Alford/Leemhuis/Beechey

Class D – Production (High Performance)

  • 68 Motorsport Services –  BMW 135i – Glasson/Roderick/Harris
  • 67 Motorsport Services  – BMW 135i – Murphy/Head/De Veth/Scott
  • 53 Boss Plaster – Holden HSV GTS – Newman/Lillie/Atkinson
  • 28 GWS Personnel Motorsport –  BMW 335i – O’Donnell/Hansen/D’Agostin
  • 7 Maximum Motorsport –  Subaru WRX Sti – Herridge/O’Dowd/Kennard
  • X Peter Conroy Motorsport –  Mitsubishi Evo X – Conroy/Brame/Robson

Class E – Production (Performance)

  • 27 GWS Personnel Motorsport –  BMW 130i – Shephard/Booker/TBA
  • 26 GWS Personnel Motorsport –  BMW 130i – Duffy/Gartner/TBA
  • 91 Mark Bell –  Ford Falcon XR8 – Bell/Dodd/Jenkins
  • 16 Nelson Business Consultants – Mazda RX-8 – Nelson/Holden/Matthews/Bradshaw
  • X Racer Industries  – Holden HSV VXR – TBA/TBA/TBA

Class I – Invitational

  • 35 Ric Shaw – Mazda RX-7 – Shaw/TBA/TBA
  • 80 Bruce Lynton BMW – Mini Cooper S JCW – Lynton/TBA/TBA
  • 14 Red Camel Jordans – Seat Leon 2.0 TDI – Breukers/Thijssen/TBA

Class A (GT3): 10   Class B (GT3-C): 3   Class C (GT4): 5   Class D (Prod. – HP): 6   Class E (Prod. – P): 5   Class I (Inv.): 3   Total: 32

Coverage Information:

– Live Video

– Live Audio

– Live Timing

Event Schedule.

– Live News Sources (Twitter)

– Drivers (Twitter)

– Teams (Twitter)

– Circuit Map

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ALMS: Multi-Year Media Broadcast Plans Revealed.

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NOTICE FROM THE EDITOR (24/02/11) :

Following the release of several press statements regarding a planned media package, the ALMS has since further clarified the details (and assumed issues) of its proposed media broadcast plans for 2011 onward. The article posted below was written with information made available by series organisers at the time of release.

Despite initial fears that fans without an ESPN affiliated ISP, or those located outside the US would not receive coverage, the ALMS has since responded to issues highlighted in the report below (i.e. ISP/regional access restrictions), and provided an assurance that both live (i.e. broadcast live, not ‘live-produced’), and on-demand content will be made available to fans via both ESPN3 and ALMS.com (the latter of which regardless of ISP/global location).

Although having initially produced a report critical of the original announcement, it should be clarified that SportscarGeek is very much in support of the American Le Mans Series’ plans to a) retain content rights, b) adopt and utilise IPTV services, and c) reduce dependence on a now archaic means of content distribution.

In saying this, it should also be stated that SportscarGeek strongly opposes media agreements with monopolistic motives. Motives which threaten the accessibility of content through forced adoption of ‘premium’ services, under models which restrict access on the basis of both internet provider and region.

Thankfully (providing current releases can be assumed credible) the information available regarding the series’ media package now presents a clearer image of what fans may expect come race day at Sebring. Please relinquish your pitchforks and torches at the door.

The Editor.


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Following a period of what has arguably been below-par TV coverage, the American Le Mans Series yesterday revealed the details of its much awaited broadcasting package for the 2011 season and beyond.

The new deal, utilising both online and conventional TV broadcasting services, sees ESPN and ABC take on shared broadcasting duties of the series.

With ESPN securing the exclusive live broadcasting rights (within the US) to all ALMS events, all live coverage of the series will be provided through the company’s ESPN3 online media service, also available through Microsoft’s Xbox Live gaming/media service.

The broadcasters’ ESPN3 ‘remote’ service (web streaming) is not accessible to fans outside of North America via the ESPN3.com website, nor via the Xbox Live service. Additionally, US fans wishing to access the ESPN3 service must subscribe to an ESPN-affiliate ISP. ESPN will also provide delayed coverage of selected events via the ESPN2 television service.

ABC’s coverage of the series extends to the provision of delayed ‘docudrama’ broadcasts (reduced to a maximum running time of two hours, edited to depict race defining events/features).

Arriving at a time when North American sportscar racing faces its most brutal struggle in recent history, the announcement has been received with resounding negativity by many fans.

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