An Audio Guide To The Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour

Didn’t we just have a major endurance race? Something, something, Daytona 24, something, something? Yeah, we did. Get used to it, because there are a whole lot more endurance races coming at you this season, and this weekend is one of my absolute favorites; The Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour. Last year’s race was so insane that I’ve now become hooked for life, and as this race continues to grow in popularity, it will continue to be one you won’t want to miss. Some of the best GT3 racing teams from around the world are assembled to tackle each other and the mountain, including factory backed (or close enough) teams from Audi, Bentley, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Nissan, and more. Some really phenomenal drivers are expected to converge for this race, as well. For the full rundown, click the jump.

To help you keep all of the classes straight, and give you a little insight into who has a chance at the victory, Mr. Eric Rood and I sit down over an ice cold oil can of Foster’s (‘Strayan Fer Beer’) and discuss the field. Who’s driving what? How will they do as a team? Which cars have an advantage? Why should you care? We try to answer it all.
We recorded this late last week, so there have been a few last minute additions, subtractions, and such. Don’t worry, it’s small stuff. Alex Buncombe’s wife had a baby, so I guess he’ll miss the race and Florian Strauss will take his spot on the Nissan team. Also, the AF Corse guys have announced their driver lineup, which you can see in the entry list linked below.

The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast – 12 Hours of Bathurst Preview

Here are a few bits of information that you might find helpful in following along with this race!
Live video and audio will be available on, as well as
Live Timing and Scoring
Entry List
Event Program
Race Facts and Stats
For further live updates, follow the race on Twitter using the official hashtag #B12hr and the official twitter feed @Bathurst12hour.
And if you aren’t familiar with the race, or the mountain, here are a few videos that you should watch to get up to speed.
1. 2015 Bathurst 12 Hour Promo Video

2. The absolutely insane battle for the lead at about 4 and a half hours in last year.

3. The absolutely insane battle for the lead right up to the checkered flag.

4. I talk about this video on the podcast, it’s a lap of the circuit onboard a retired Porsche LMP2 with Jeroen Bleekemolen at the wheel. It’s only been watched about 48,000 times, and that’s a travesty, it should be a lot more. This video is what YouTube was made for. Good stuff.

[Photos sourced from the race’s Facebook page]

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  1. Eric Rood Avatar
    Eric Rood

    Murray Walker does a much better talkaround of Mount Panorama than I do.
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    1. themostlyporscheblog Avatar

      Murray Walker: "He doesn't know, but if anyone knows, he would."

      1. Rover_1 Avatar

        "The lead car is absolutely unique, except for the one behind it which is identical."
        "Unless I am very much mistaken…. I AM very much mistaken!"
        "Mansell is slowing down, taking it easy. Oh no he isn't IT'S A LAP RECORD."
        "This is an interesting circuit, because it has inclines. And not just up, but down as well."
        "Tambay's hopes, which were nil before, are absolutely zero now."
        "And there's no damage to the car. Except to the car itself."
        "That's the first time he had started from the front row in a Grand Prix, having done so in Canada earlier this year."
        "Here in Malaysia, it doesn't rain here by the bucketful, it rains by the ocean."
        "How you can crash into a wall without it being there in the first place is beyond me!"
        "Excuse me while I interrupt myself"
        "And the first five places are filled by five different cars."
        "It's lap 26 of 58, which unless I'm very much mistaken is half way."
        "I'm ready to stop my start watch."
        "Only a few more laps to go and then the action will begin. Unless this is the action, which it is!"
        "I can't imagine what kind of problem Senna has. I imagine it must be some sort of grip problem."
        "He's obviously gone in for a pit stop. I say obviously, because I cannot see anything."
        "And the first three cars are all Escorts, which isn't surprising as this is an all Escort race."
        "He is exactly 10 seconds ahead, or more approximately, 9.86 seconds."
        "Look up there! That's the sky!"
        "There's nothing wrong with his car except that it's on fire."
        "I don't want to tempt fate but Damon Hill is now only half a lap from his first Grand Prix win and… and HE'S SLOWING DOWN, DAMON HILL IS SLOWING DOWN… HE'S… HE'S STOPPED!"
        "As you look at the first four, the significant thing is that Alboreto is fifth."
        "He's the only man on the track, except for his car."

    2. JayP2112 Avatar

      I'll raise you a DW.
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  2. Fuhrman16 Avatar

    Go home guys, you're drunk! That was actually fairly entertaining to listen to.

    1. Eric Rood Avatar
      Eric Rood


      1. themostlyporscheblog Avatar

        I have a confession to make. I was wrong.
        Pirelli and Continental are not the same company. I had heard something about a merger in the early 1980s between the two companies, but apparently it failed, and I have been incorrectly believing that Continental GT3 tires were just rebranded Pirelli tires for quite a while now. I am sorry to have failed you.
        I think this was mostly influenced by Grand Am's confusing switch from Hoosier to Pirelli to Continental brand hopscotch.
        Also, thank you for the compliment.