12 Horas de Bathurst: Erebus Motorsport marca a pole em Mount Panorama

O alemão Maro Engel (EREBUS MOTORSPORT/Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3) marcou neste sábado (08/02), a pole-position para a edição de 2014 das 12 Horas de Bathurst, no circuito de Mount Panorama, em Nova Gales do Sul, na Austrália.

Nos minutos finais do top qualifying (disputado apenas pelos carros da divisão principal), o alemão fez o tempo de 2’03″858. Engel divide a condução do carro da Erebus Motorsport (atual campeã da prova), com os compatriotas Bernd Schneider/Nico Bastian.

O quarteto Mika Salo/Craig Lowndes/Peter Edwards/John Bowe (MARANELLO MOTORSPORT/Ferrari F458 Italia) completa a primeira fila.

O quarteto Andrew Kirkaldy/Klark Quinn/Tony Quinn/Shane Van Gisbergen (VIP HOLDINGS/McLaren MP4-12C GT3) abre a segunda fila, seguido pelo segundo Mercedes da Erebus Motorsport, do trio Jack LeBrocq/Will Davison/Greg Crick.

O quarteto Alex Buncombe/Rick Kelly/Katsumasa Chiyo/Wolfgang Reip (NISMO/Nissan GT-R GT3) divide a terceira fila com o trio Roger Lago/Peter Kox/David Russell (JBS SWIFT/Lamborghini Gallardo).

42 carros disputam a prova.

Grid:

1 1 Erebus Motorsport B.Schneider/M.Engel/N.Bastian Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 A 2:03.8586
2 88 il Bello Rosso P.Edwards/J.Bowe/C.Lowndes/M.Salo Ferrari F458 Italia A 2:03.9421 0:00.0835
3 37 Darrell Lea T.Quinn/K.Quinn/A.Kirkaldy/S.van Gisbergen McLaren MP4 12C A 2:04.0006 0:00.1420
4 63 Erebus Motorsport    W.Davison/J.Le Brocq/G.Crick Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 A 2:04.2563 0:00.3977
5 32 NISMO Athlete Global Team   R.Kelly/K.Chiyo/A.Buncombe/W.Reip Nissan GT-R NISMO GT A 2:04.8228 0:00.9642
6 23 JBS Swift   R.Lago/D.Russell/P.Kox   Lamborghini Gallardo A 2:05.0320 0:01.1734
7 9 Network Clothing / Hallmarc M.Cini/M.Eddy/C.Mies Audi R8 LMS Ultra A 2:05.5919 0:01.7333
8 3 Phoenix Racing R.Frey/R.Rast/L.Vanthoor Audi R8 LMS Ultra A 2:05.5946 0:01.7360
9 25 United Autosports   M.Patterson/E.Lux/M.Winkelhock Audi R8 LMS Ultra A 2:05.7175 0:01.8589
10 48 M Motorsport J.McMillan/S.Richards/D.Wood/R.Lilley Lamborghini Gallardo A 2:06.3498 0:02.4912
11 84 HTP Motorsport H.Primat/T.Jaeger/M.Buhk Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 A 2:06.8470 0:02.9884
12 33 Clearwater Racing W S Mok/C.Baird/M.Griffin/H.Hamaguchi Ferrari F458 Italia A2:07.2414 0:03.3828
13 77 AF Corse   S.Wyatt/M.Rugolo/M.Cioci Ferrari F458 Italia A 2:07.5143 0:03.6557
14 14 Oakley Motorsports O.Gavin/R.Huff/R.Meins/K.Gleason Audi R8 LMS B 2:07.9990 0:04.1404
15 71 Equity-One Mortgage Fund D.Koutsoumidis/D.Grant/D.Fiore/M.Loccisano Audi R8 LMS B 2:08.4130 0:04.5544
16 69 Superbarn Supermarkets Pty Ltd J.Koundouris/T.Koundouris/S.Owen/M.Twigg Porsche 911 GT3 Cup B 2:08.7029 0:04.8443
17 4 Grove Group S.Grove/E.Bamber/B.Barker Porsche 997 GT3 Cup B 2:09.7907 0:05.9321
18 12 Ice Break / Competition Motorsports D.Calvert-Jones/A.Davison/P.Long Porsche 997 GT3 Cup B 2:10.2842 0:06.4256
19 45 Rentcorp Hyundai Forklifts D.Padayache/R.Muscat/B.Mawer Porsche 997 GT3 Cup B 2:11.6515 0:07.7929
20 67 Motorsport Services J.Lowrey/T.Richards/J.Venter Porsche 997 GT3 Cup B 2:14.7114     0:10.8528
21 70 MARC Cars Australia Pty Ltd G.Denyer/A.Gowans/G.Jacobson/A.Miedecke Marc Focus GTC I 2:15.2690 0:11.4104
22 50 MARC Cars Australia Pty Ltd K.Kassulke/J.Camilleri/C.Pither Marc Focus GTC I 2:15.9868 0:12.1282
23 35 Sennheiser/Rentcorp Forklifts R.Shaw/I.Padayachee/A.Fisher/A.Zerefos Porsche 997 GT3 Cup     B 2:16.0583 0:12.1997
24 19 Rosche Visper RS75 D.Flack/R.Smith/S.Smollen Porsche 997 GT3 Cup B 2:16.6575 0:12.7989
25 42 Motorline BMW A.Gilbertson/A.Chapel/J.Clements BMW M3 E46 GTR D 2:17.1826 0:13.3240
26 51 IMAK / KWIKMIT A.Macpherson/B.Porter/G.Walden Porsche 911 GT3 Cup B2:17.1851 0:13.3265
27 60 MARC Cars Australia Pty Ltd M.Benton/H.Morrall/D.Thomas/R.McLeod MARC Focus GTC I 2:17.4636 0:13.6050
28 99 F.X.D Workwear P.Hill/S.Middleton/E.Bana  Lamborghini Gallardo B 2:18.4643 0:14.6057
29 6 SAFE-T-STOP R.Gartner/G.Duffy/M.Hector/S.Kostera Porsche 997 GT3 Cup B 2:18.7573 0:14.8987
30 17 Griffith Corporation M.Griffith/K.Reindler/D.Gaunt Ginerra G50 C 2:19.3055 0:15.4469
31 5 skwirk.com.au J.Bright/W.Luff/R.Salmon/L.Talbot Audi R8 LMS Ultra A 2:20.0235 0:16.1649
32 55 Compareinsurance.com.au G.Shedden/P.Storey/B.Gower Lotus Exige C 2:20.9707 0:17.1121
33 54 Donut King A.Alford/P.Leemhuis/M.O’Connor Lotus C 2:21.6617 0:17.8031
34 65 Daytona Sportscars J.Augustine/B.Schoots/P.Freestone Daytona Sportscar Coupe D 2:25.2719 0:21.4133
35 66 Motorsport Services M.Driver/D.Stutterd/G.Stewart Seat Leon Supercopa D 2:27.9286 0:24.0700
36 97 Te Manava Luxury Resort/DVS W.Mortimer/A.Mortimer/M.Lyons/F.Lyons BMW M3 GT4 D 2:28.5209     0:24.6623
37 95 Fiat Abarth Motorsport P.Stokell/T.Hagon/J.Dowling/C.Campbell Fiat Abarth 500 F 2:31.0239 0:27.1653
38 96 Fiat Abarth Motorsport L.Youlden/P.Gover/G.Hede/M.Sinclair Fiat Abarth 500 F 2:31.2698 0:27.4112
39 7 Maximum Motorsport D.Herridge/J.O’Dowd/A.Kennard Subaru WRX Sti D 2:31.9216 0:28.0630
40 28 GWS Personnel P.O’Donnell/A.Shephard/K.Booker/M.Chahda BMW 335i D 2:33.0223 0:29.1637
41 22 GT Radial / Radio Hauraki R.Billington/L.Scott/S.Owers Seat Leon Supercopa D 2:34.9736 0:31.1150
42 59 Fiat Abarth Motorsport M.Cherry/M.Campbell/L.Ellery Fiat Abarth 500 F 2:36.4592 0:32.6006

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