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The Intricate Inner Workings Of The Bathurst 12 Hour Endurance Race

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The Intricate Inner Workings Of The Bathurst 12 Hour Endurance Race

It may be on the same track as the Bathurst 1000 but the LIQUI MOLY Bathurst 12 Hour is a completely different kettle of fish according the Supercars legend Craig Lowndes. 

From the car itself to the race plan and everything in between, for those who dare to take the wheel on Australia's most famous racing track they're in for a shock. 

"The difference between the two cars are night and day," Lowndes told Triple MListen to the full chat below. 

"The GT car that we will be driving this year - it's a left hand drive car, it's pedal shift, it's got a lot of electronics from traction control and ABS to stability control. 

"The GT cars are faster around Bathurst in a singular lap but they create the speed in very different ways.

"A supercar is faster in a straight line down Conrod straight, probably reaching around the 295-297km/h mark, where a GT car would reach around 285km/h. 

"However, with that the GT's have more aero-dynamics, so across the top of the mountain they're about a second-and-a-half quicker."

Lowndes who won the 2017 race, will partner his Supercars teammate Shane van Gisbergen and Frenchman Côme Ledogar for the race, and is hoping his team can push for the win. 

"Really for us we will be going for the outright win," Lowndes added. 

"The competition will be from everyone, there's not doubt the cars are very competitive. 

"Doesn't matter whether it's a Lamborghini, Ferrari, BMW or the great combination of Audi's that will have a very strong contingent of cars this year. 

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