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ENDLESS results at Bathurst 12hr 2014

As an Australian tradition, the Bathurst 12 Hour endurance race was held on the ninth of February. Previously, the race had only been carried out by local teams. But now there’s overseas support in the way of official manufacturer teams. The participation of the GT3 vehicles is now recognised by the FIA, so the race is gradually changing with the strong manufacturer support.

At ENDLESS, we supply brake parts to a number of entrants, including the R8 LMSGT3 of Audi Sport, as the official supplier this year. In 2011, Audi Sport won the race overall, which is an impressive achievement. In 2012, Audi Sport’s Phoenix Racing won the race as an official team, with its works drivers. However, in 2013, as Audi had put an emphasis on the Daytona 24 hour race, the #36 Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 of Erebus Motorsport took the pole position in the race at Bathurst. In 2014, many teams that participated were using ENDLESS components, including the two SLS GT3s of Erebus Motorsport. As the winner of last year’s race, the Erebus

SLS GT3 took pole position in qualifying. They lead the race until eight hours into the race, when mechanical trouble forced out the car that had won the race in 2012. After being in the pits for six laps, the #36 car was brought back onto the track. The car managed to regain some lost places, finishing in seventh place overall. Meanwhile, the #63 SLS GT3 had achieved a podium finish of third place overall. Although the overall winner of the race was not an
ENDLESS-supported car, six of the top ten cars were running ENDLESS components, as well as various other cars in the race. These results show the advantage of using ENDLESS components in endurance races.