Ricardo Feller led Audi to the highest within the first Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour session in over two years.
The 21-year-old Swiss star was the quickest of the blocks on the finish of half-hour Follow 1, with a promising begin for entry 777, which he shared with Markus Winkelhock and Yasser Shahin.
On his debut at Mount Panorama, Feller topped the timelines with 2:04.5150s after the checkered flag, sending 2020 winner Jules Gounon (#75 SunEnergy1 Racing Mercedes) off.
With a late change to the schedule, Follow 1 has transitioned to an all-inclusive affair, and Follow 2 (from 10:45 AEST) is now reserved for Bronze drivers solely.
Greeted by a semi-wet runway after rain early within the morning, Feller peaked on the primary runways with a comparatively pedestrian 2:16.2621s.
Lap occasions decreased with every passing lap as situations improved with Ben Barker (#4 Grove Racing Porsche GTR 3), David Wall (#6 Wall Racing Lamborghini Huracan) and Luca Stolz (#75 SunEnergy1 Racing Mercedes). .
For the seventh time round The Mountain, Feller lowered the benchmark to 2:04.9082 seconds, which remained intact till the die-off levels.
Tony D’Alberto put the #6 Huracan on a powerful present earlier than fourth, adopted by second, the worldwide alliance braced for one last crack.
Gounon, selecting up from Stolz, had threatened to enhance a number of occasions earlier than doing nicely to high out with simply 0.0003s in a last effort of two:04.9079s.
Nevertheless, Feller wasn’t completed but, giving him a spherical that gave him a four-tenth lead.
D’Alberto’s 2:05.1804 remained adequate for third place forward of Cameron Waters (#24 C Tech Laser Audi R8 EVO II) and David Russell (#47 Supabarn Audi R8 EVO II).
Shane van Gisbergen completed seventh within the #888 Mercedes AMG GT3, with all 20 vehicles on the monitor.
Outcomes: Follow 1
|one||777||Audi Sports activities Group Valvoline||Ricardo Feller||Audi R8 GT3 Evo II||APA||2:04.5150|
|2nd||75||SunEnergy1 Race||L. Stolz/J. Gounon||Mercedes AMG GT3||APA||2:04.9079||+0.3929|
|3||6||Wall Race||T.D’Alberto/D.Wall||Lamborghini Huracan GT3||APA||2:05.1804||+0.6654|
|4||24||Tony Bates Racing||Cameron Waters||Audi R8 GT3 Evo II||APA||2:05.1962||+0.6812|
|5||47||Supabarn||David Russell||Audi R8 GT3 Evo II||AAM||2:05.2990||+0.7840|
|6||65||coin stain||fraser ross||Audi R8 GT3 Evo II||APA||2:05.4383||+0.9233|
|7||888||Triple Eight Race Engineering||Shane van Gisbergen||Mercedes AMG GT3||APA||2:05.4575||+0.9425|
|8||91||Mercedes-AMG Group Craft-Bamboo Racing||M.Engel/D.Juncadella||Mercedes AMG GT3||APA||2:05.7827||+1.2677|
|9||17||Group BRM||Joey Mawson||Audi R8 GT3 Evo II||APA||2:05.8941||+1.3791|
|10||74||Audi Sports activities Group Valvoline||Nathanael Berthon||Audi R8 GT3 Evo II||APA||2:06.4302||+1.9152|
|eleventh||4||Shield Race||B.Barker/S.Grove||Porsche 911 GT3R||APA||2:06.4858||+1.9708|
|12||55||Valmont Race||duvashen padayashi||Mercedes AMG GT3||AAM||2:06.9362||+2.4212|
|13||50||M Motorsport/ Vantage Racing||tree||KTM X-Spring GT2||I||2:06.9561||+2.4411|
|14||19||Nineteen Company Pty Ltd||Brown||Mercedes AMG GT3||APA||2:07.5455||+3.0305|
|15||9||Hallmarc||L.Holdsworth/D.Fiore||Audi R8 GT3 Evo II||APA||2:07.9238||+0.4088|
|16||222||Scott Taylor Motorsport||Craig Lowndes||Porsche 991 GT3 2nd Era||C||2:09.0624||+4.5474|
|17||95||MARC Vehicles Australia||Geoffrey Taunton||MARC II V8||I||2:10.4323||+5.9173|
|18||45||RAM Motorsports||G.Walden/B.Hobson||Mercedes AMG GT3||AAM||2:11.6765||+7.1615|
|19||52||Wheels/ FX Racing PNG||Okay. Kassulke/H. Morrall||MARC II V8||I||2:15.6805||+11.1655|
|20||eleventh||Our Kloud-UpTo11 Motorsports||Eric Constantindis||Porsche 991 GT3 2nd Era||C||2:21.5406||+17.0256|
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