Race winning McLaren 650S

The race and Class AP-winning McLaren 650S GT3 of Álvaro Parente, Shane Van Gisbergen and Jonathon Webb.

The 2016 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour was an endurance race for a variety of GT and touring car classes, including: GT3 cars, GT4 cars and Group 3E Series Production Cars. The event, which was staged at the Mount Panorama Circuit, near Bathurst, in New South Wales, Australia on 7 February 2016, was the fourteenth running of the Bathurst 12 Hour. It was also the opening round of the 2016 Intercontinental GT Challenge Series.

37 cars were entered for the race and 36 cars started the race, with one entry withdrawn following a crash in practice. Álvaro Parente, Shane Van Gisbergen and Jonathon Webb won the event driving a McLaren 650S GT3.

Class structure Edit

Cars competed in the following three classes.

  • Class A – GT3 Outright
    • Class AP – GT3 Pro-Am, for driver combinations including one unseeded driver.
    • Class AA – GT3 Am, for driver combinations including two or three unseeded drivers.
  • Class B – GT3 Cup Cars
  • Class I – Invitational

Official results Edit

2016 Barthurst 12 Hour

Shane Van Gisbergen crosses the finish line to take victory. 

2016 Barthurst 12 Hour-0

The Class AA-winning Audi R8 LMS of Nathan Antunes, Barton Mawer and Greg Taylor.

2016 Barthurst 12 Hour-1

The Class B-winning <a href="Porsche%20997" rel="mw:WikiLink">Porsche 997</a> GT3 Cup of Earl Bamber, Stephen Grove and Scott McLaughlin

2016 Barthurst 12 Hour-2

The Class I-winning MARC Mazda3 GTC of Jake Camilleri, Morgan Haber and Aaron Seton.

Pos. Class No. Team / Entrant Drivers Car Laps
1 AP 59 Tekno Autosports Álvaro Parente

 Shane Van Gisbergen
 Jonathon Webb

McLaren 650S GT3 297
3.8 L McLaren M838Ttwin-turbo V8
2 AP 1 NISMO Athlete Global Team Katsumasa Chiyo

 Rick Kelly
 Florian Strauss

Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 297
3.8 L Nissan VR38DETTtwin-turbo V6
3 AP 10 Bentley Team M-Sport Matt Bell

 Steven Kane
 Guy Smith

Bentley Continental GT3 297
4.0 L Volkswagen twin-turbo V8
4 AP 2 Phoenix Racing Alex Davison

 Laurens Vanthoor
 Markus Winkelhock

Audi R8 LMS 297
5.2 L FSI 2×DOHC AudiV10
5 AP 36 Erebus Motorsport Nico Bastian

 Thomas Jäger
 David Reynolds

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 296
6.2 L Mercedes-Benz M159V8
6 AA 5 GT Motorsport Nathan Antunes

 Barton Mawer
 Greg Taylor

Audi R8 LMS 294
5.2 L FSI 2×DOHC AudiV10
7 AP 31 Bentley Team M-Sport David Russell

 Andy Soucek
 Maxime Soulet

Bentley Continental GT3 293
4.0 L Volkswagen twin-turbo V8
8 AP 75 Melbourne Performance Centre Steve McLaughlan

 René Rast
 Garth Tander

Audi R8 LMS 293
5.2 L FSI 2×DOHC AudiV10
9 AP 60 Tekno Autosports Robert Bell

 Will Davison
 Andrew Watson

McLaren 650S GT3 292
3.8 L McLaren M838T twin-turbo V8
10 AA 32 JBS Australia Roger Lago

 Steve Owen
 Luke Youlden

Lamborghini Gallardo R-EX 291
5.2 L Lamborghini V10
11 AA 82 International Motorsport Rick Armstrong

 Andrew Bagnall
 Matt Halliday

Audi R8 LMS Ultra 287
5.2 L FSI 2×DOHC AudiV10
12 B 4 Grove Hire Earl Bamber

 Stephen Grove
 Scott McLaughlin

Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 285
3.6 L Porsche H6
13 I 93 MARC Cars Australia Jake Camilleri

 Morgan Haber
 Aaron Seton

MARC Mazda3 GTC1 280
5.0 L Ford Coyote V8
14 I 54 Donut King Tony Alford

 Mark Griffith
 Beric Lynton

MARC Focus GTC 271
5.0 L Ford Coyote V8
15 I 92 MARC Cars Australia Michael Benton

 Hadrian Morrall
 Angus Kennard

MARC Focus GTC 271
5.0 L Ford Coyote V8
16 B 6 SAFE-T-STOP Richard Gartner

 Michael O'Donnell
 Indiran Padayachee
 Aaron Zerefos

Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 270
3.6 L Porsche H6
17 AA 49 Vicious Rumour Racing Tony DeFelice

 Renato Loberto
 Andrea Montermini
 Benny Simonsen

Ferrari 458 GT3 256
4.5 L Ferrari F142 V8
18 I 91 MARC Cars Australia Lindsay Kearns

 Rob Thompson
 Jimmy Vernon

MARC Focus GTC 228
5.0 L Ford Coyote V8
19 I 94 MARC Cars Australia Bryce Fullwood

 Gerard McLeod
 Nick Rowe

MARC Mazda3 GTC 195
5.0 L Ford Coyote V8
20 B 77 Team NZ Motorsport John Curran

Graeme Dowsett3
 Craig Smith
  Will Bamber2

Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 79
3.6 L Porsche H6
DNF B 21 JFC-Freem-Rotex James Bergmuller

 Sam Fillmore
 Danny Stutterd

Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 268
3.6 L Porsche H6
DNF AA 40 Supabarn Supermarkets Shae Davies

 James Koundouris
 Theo Koundouris
 Marcus Marshall

Audi R8 LMS 251
5.2 L FSI 2×DOHC AudiV10
DNF AP 63 Erebus Motorsport Austin Cindric

 Maro Engel
 Bernd Schneider

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 219
6.2 L Mercedes-Benz M159V8
DNF AA 37 Darrell Lea Craig Baird

 Klark Quinn
 Tony Quinn

McLaren 650S GT3 171
3.8 L McLaren M838T twin-turbo V8
DNF AA 9 Hallmarc / Network Marc Cini

 Mark Eddy
 Christer Jöns

Audi R8 LMS Ultra 157
5.2 L FSI 2×DOHC AudiV10
DNF B 69 Patisserie Valerie James May

 Paul May
 Alex Osborne

Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 149
3.6 L Porsche H6

 Mirco Schultis
 Patrick Simon
 Renger van der Zande

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 133
6.2 L Mercedes-Benz M159V8
DNF B 38 Wall Racing Daniel Bilski

 Paul Tresidder
 David Wall

Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S 128
3.6 L Porsche H6
DNF B 12 Motorsport Services Allan Dippie

 Scott O'Donnell
 Chris van der Drift

Porsche 997 GT3 Cup 128
3.6 L Porsche H6
DNF I 65 Daytona Sports Cars Jamie Augustine

 Dean Lillie
 Benjamin Schoots

Daytona Sportscar 126
6.0 L GM LS1 V8
DNF I 28 GWS Personnel Will Cauchi

 David Coxs
 Ric Shaw
 Jake Williams

BMW 335i 107
3.0 L BMW N55 twin-turboI6
DNF I 16 Pro Sport Performance Adam Christodoulou

 Fabian Hamprecht
 Nico Verdonck
 Jörg Viebahn

Porsche Cayman Pro 4 92
3.4 L Porsche H6
DNF AP 88 Maranello Motorsport Tony D'Alberto

 Grant Denyer
 Mika Salo
 Toni Vilander

Ferrari 458 GT3 63
4.5 L Ferrari F142 V8
DNF AP 74 Melbourne Performance Centre Christopher Haase

 Marco Mapelli
 Christopher Mies

Audi R8 LMS 50
5.2 L FSI 2×DOHC AudiV10
DNF AA 11 Objective Racing Matt Campbell

 Warren Luff
 Tim Slade
 Tony Walls

McLaren 650S GT3 49
3.8 L McLaren M838T twin-turbo V8
DNF AA 62 Performance West Motorsport Scott Andrews

 Nick Percat
 Peter Rullo

Lamborghini Gallardo LP600 1
5.2 L Lamborghini V10
WD AA 48 M Motorsport John McIntyre

 Justin McMillan
 Dale Wood
 Glen Wood

Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
5.2 L Lamborghini V10

^1 - The #93 MARC Cars Australia entry was listed in both the official entry list and the official results as a MARC Focus GTC but it was actually a MARC Mazda3 GTC. ^2 - Will Bamber was unable to drive in the race following a crash during the qualifying session. ^3 - Greame Dowsett was unable to drive in the race following a pre-race injury. He was replaced by Nick Foster

  • Class winners are shown in bold.
  • Race time of winning car: 12:01:05.1330
  • Fastest race lap: 2:01.5670 – Shane Van Gisbergen
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