Three Australians celebrated class victory at their home round: Nathan Antunes and his two compatriots Barton Mawer and Greg Taylor won on the legendary Bathurst circuit with a large advantage. All three contested a race in the latest generation of the Audi R8 LMS car for the first time and saw the checkered flag with a three-lap advantage.
Phoenix Racing had no chance of clinching another podium success due to the rating of the race car. Ernst Moser’s squad that had won at Mount Panorama in 2012 remained within striking distance up to the final stage with its driver trio Davison/Vanthoor/Winkelhock due to strong driving performances and clever pit stop tactics but, in the end, had to settle for fourth place. Another Audi customer team saw the checkered flag in the endurance test on the famous roller-coaster track in Australia as well: International Motorsport in the proven Audi R8 LMS ultra finished in position eleven and thus in third place of the amateur classification.