Published on January 28th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
M-Motorsport looking for an outright assault at Bathurst 12-Hour
Having shown great pace over the last few editions of the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour, Melbourne’s M-Motorsport are heading into the 2016 running of the event intent on taking the fight to the top teams as the first major GT3 event of the year gets underway in just over one week’s time.
With two experienced Bathurst V8 Supercar campaigners behind the wheel combined with the two drivers that will lead the team in the Australian GT Championship and the Australian Endurance Championship, team-owner Justin McMillan believes the Interlloy/Wilson Storage Lamborghini has the right mix of experience and speed.
For the younger Wood, despite his success in a variety of cars over the years, this year’s Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour will be his maiden race on ‘the Mountain’.
For McIntyre, a return to Bathurst 12-months after making his GT3 debut at the mountain, comes a chance to fulfill the promise he showed in the Trass Family Ferrari, and the experienced Touring Car veteran is looking forward to rejoining the M-Motorsport team.
Opening practice for the 2016 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour gets underway at 8:20am on Friday, 5 February, with the first of five practice sessions totaling five and a half hours ahead of qualifying on Saturday afternoon and the main event – the Bathurst 12-Hour -which begins in the early morning light at 5:45am on Sunday, 7 February.
The 2016 event will be broadcast LIVE on Channel 7 and 7mate (check local guides for details). Keep up to date with the M-Motorsport/Interlloy race team from Bathurst by visiting;www.facebook.com/MMotorsportGT3
2016 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour (5-7 February, 2016)
Friday, 5 February
8:20am – Practice #1 (30-minutes)
8:55am – Practice #2 (60-minutes)12:30pm – Practice #3 (90-minutes)3:45pm – Practice #4 (90-minutes)
Saturday, 6 February
8:30am – Practice #5 (60-minutes)
12:55pm – Qualifying #1 (60-minutes)
2:05pm – Qualifying #2 (20-minutes)
Sunday, 7 February
5:45am – Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour