The quartet SunEnergy 1 Racing Mercedes AMG consisting of Jules Gunon, Luke Stoltz, Kenny Habula and Martin Conrad reigned in the tense and weather-stricken 12 o’clock Bathurst.
SunEnergy Mercedes, led this weekend by Triple Eight Race Engineering, used the best strategy to win.
The team’s owner and driver, Australian Habul turned in the last turn and scored two penalties for overtaking under a safety car at the start of the race.
However, professionals Jules Gunon and Luke Stoltz brought the car back forward, and when the flag was thrown, the car № 75 was at 8.707 seconds from Mercedes-Benz Craft Bamboo Racing Mercedes.
For Gunon, the man who first brought home the race car’s winning car, it’s the Bathurst 12 Hour victory, which won the race with Bentley in 2020, the latest edition of the race, for the other three it’s Bathurst’s first 12-hour victory.
Craft Bamboo Racing Merc returned home in second place in the hands of Mara Engel, Daniel Hunkadela and Kevin Jie.
Engel tried to catch Guno in the last leg of the race, but was unable to do so as the green flag, which runs until the end of the race, meant the margin of 8 seconds was too large to reconsider.
It was a Mercedes 1-2-3 with a Triple Eight Race Engineering # 888 car that finished third in the race.
Van Gisbergen failed to compare with the two factory Mercedes racers in the final part of the race and eventually fell away from the race winner by more than 95 seconds.
The tireless record pace of the lap was too high for van Gisbergen, he failed to push as hard as the GT professionals.
SvG, Brock Feeney and Prince Jeffrey Ibrahim complete the podium Mercedes AMG GT3.
This was what could have been for the Audi № 74 when leading the race, the № 74 car received a two minute penalty as Am driver Brad Schumacher exceeded the maximum seat time.
This dropped them to one lap, leaving a third of the race, unfortunately, they did not regain the lead, despite the establishment of faster times than the two leaders.
The South African turned to SVG and fished, eventually rebounding and finishing just 39.5 seconds behind Kiwi.
D’Alberta kept incumbent Bathurst 1000 winner Lee Holdsworth, who was unharmed and finished well in the top six.
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