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4 Joey Hand 308
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8 Andy Lally 255
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9 Lawson Aschenbach 249
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2 Acura 316
3 Nissan 302
4 Mazda 300

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2 Chevrolet 345
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4 BMW 332
5 Ferrari 84

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3 Ferrari 310
4 Mercedes-AMG 307
5 Lexus 306
6 Porsche 298
7 Audi 284
8 BMW 278
Defending champ Campbell wins pole for Bathurst 12H

Crashes mar Bathurst 12-Hour
Saturday, February 1, 2020

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Matt Campbell
Matt Campbell

The Matt Campbell Mount Panorama fairy-tale continues unabated; the Queensland driver and Porsche hero taking a stunning Pole Position for the 2020 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour in today’s Pirelli Top-10 shootout. 

In a dramatic and often car-breaking day that saw several cars crash heavily in a series of incidents at the top of Mount Panorama, Campbell survived the carnage to qualify fastest and then convert that to pole position in the Shootout. 

Running as the last of the 10 cars competing, the star of the 2019 race was 0.4 seconds ahead at the first split and 0.6 seconds up at the second en route to achieve a stunning pole position. 

It was Porsche’s first ever Mount Panorama pole position; coming twelve months after the brand scored their historic first Bathurst victory. 

Clutching the storied Allan Simonsen Pole Position trophy, 24-year-old Campbell said scoring a Bathurst pole position was another major milestone in his stunning, still-fresh career. 

“I’ve been trying to go for this pole for a few years now and have always managed to stuff it up but quite happy to get it in the new generation of GT3 R on its debut here,” he said. 

“Hats off to the team, we weren’t quite happy with the car early in the weekend and we got a little better this morning. In qualifying we had to find the pace with the new tires and we hadn’t really got much experience on new tires yet but the speed just came straight to us,” he said. 

“Great way to start a weekend but in saying that, it’s irrelevant come tomorrow morning. It’s a long 12 Hours, we just need to get through Turn 1 fine and settle into a rhythm.”

Campbell shares his No. 911 Porsche 911 GT3 R with Patrick Pilet and Mathieu Jaminet. 

A storming lap from Portuguese driver Alvaro Parente saw his 59 Racing McLaren 720S qualify second on its Bathurst debut; the 2016 race winner combining with Ben Barnicoat and Tom Blomqvist to join the Porsche on the font row. 

Campbell's Porsche
Campbell's Porsche

Third was another star performer from 2019 – the GruppeM Racing Mercedes AMG of Raffaele Marciello. 

The Italian starred last season, challenging for the lead in the closing stages before ultimately finishing second. 

Now in his third start Marciello, who will be joined by Maximilian Buhk and Felipe Fraga in Sunday’s 12-Hour classic, already has a pair of Bathurst podiums to his credit. 

Four different brands will be represented in the top four spots on the grid thanks to the efforts of JP de Oliveria, who hauled his KCMG Nissan GTR onto the second row. 

Laurens Vanthoor powered the No. 1 Meguiar’s Porsche to fifth place; the car he shares with Earl Bamber and Craig Lowndes remaining a pre-race favorite. 

Bathurst veteran Maro Engel qualified the No. 77 Craft Bamboo with Black Falcon AMG sixth and Kelvin van der Linde his Audi R8 seventh. 

Having just edged his way into the top-10 shootout in qualifying, Shane van Gisbergen gained three spots with a solid lap in his Mercedes AMG team Triple Eight entry; the flying Kiwi ultimately finishing 0.8 seconds from pole position in the entry he’ll share with regular teammate Jamie Whincup and Maximilian Goetz. 

The top-10 will be completed by the FFF Racing Lamborghini and R-Motorsport Aston Martin, seven different brands represented in the top-10. 

A day that started in an odd fashion – a Kangaroo invasion on the circuit saw the opening practice session red-flagged while the local wildlife was hurried away from the circuit – continued with high drama throughout thanks to a series of significant incidents. 

The Bend Motorsport Park Mercedes AMG of Sam Shahin was crashed heavily at Brock’s Skyline, in an incident that also claimed the MARC Cars entry of young-gun Tyler Everingham. Both drivers were taken to hospital for evaluation following the incident. 

Soon after the R-Motorsport Aston Martin driven by Marvin Kirchofer rolled at McPhillamy Park, following contact with the wall at the infamous Metal Grate. The German was also able to climb from his car unaided and taken to the circuit medical center for checks. 

Finally, the Trofeo Motorsport Lamborghini driven by Dean Canto found itself perched on top of the wall at Skyline, having spun off the circuit and backed itself into the tire bundle. Canto, also, was able to climb from the car unaided.

BATHURST 12 HOUR SHOOTOUT RESULTS

PosNumTeam/SponsorDriverCarTime Behind
1911Absolute RacingMatt CampbellPorsche GT3 R2:03.55540.000s
26059Racing/ EMA RacingAlvaro ParenteMcLaren 720S GT32:03.78020.2248
3999Mercedes-AMG GruppeM RacingRaffaele MarcielloMercedes AMG GT32:03.82190.2665
418KCMGJP De OliveiraNissan GTR Nismo GT2:03.94030.3849
51Earl Bamber MotorsportLaurens VanthoorPorsche GT3 R2:03.98290.4275
677Mercedes-AMG Craft-BambooMaro EngelMercedes AMG GT32:04.07690.5215
7222Audi Sport Team ValvolineKelvin van der LindeAudi R8 – LMS GT32:04.34420.7888
8888Mercedes-AMG Team Triple EightShane van GisbergenMercedes AMG GT32:04.35600.8006
963Orange 1 FFF Racing TeamMarco MapelliLamborghini Huracan2:04.50140.9460
1076R – MotorsportJake DennisAston Martin Vantage2:04.75241.1970

PREVIOUS BATHURST 12 HOUR POLE WINNERS

2019: Raffaele Marciello (Mercedes-AMG)

2018: Chaz Mostert (BMW)

2017: Toni Vilander (Ferrari)

2016: Shane van Gisbergen (McLaren)

2015: Laurens Vanthoor (Audi)

2014: Maro Engel (Mercedes-AMG)

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