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Bottom post of the previous page:

Gounon and Engel have pretty much the same pace.
Brian Redman: "Mr. Fangio, how do you come so fast?" "More throttle, less brakes...."
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Gounon has opened up another second to 9.08 secs over Engelwith SVG 1:29 behind. 36 minutes to go. All others at least one lap down. An AMG podium lockout.

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6 minutes to go and not much change at the front.... they are lapping in pretty well identical times.

I would have liked Craft Bamboo to have won due to the fact they made the effort to travel here from Hong Kong, but I am also happy for Kenny Habul, to stick one up the works T888 team. :haha:

Of course it isnt over yet..... a last minute SC or even a puncture could throw it wide open, but that aside the #75 will win...

Kenny Habul deserves it. He has been buying rides at Bathurst and coming to Aus for so long now (He is actually Aussie born but went to the US ). He still likes to return to Aus though..... and Bathurst especially. So much so that he bought one of the largest properties on Conrod Straight!

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Last lap..... no change.

Congrats. Kenny Habul Gounon Stolz and Conrad win in the #75 SunenergyAMG Mercedes,

Jules Gounon has become the first back-to-back winner of the Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour in a decade,

Nice words from Kenny Habul. There will be a big party on Conrod tonight! :drunk:

Special mention to the "BASF" (replica) Lambo of Tony D’Alberto David Wall Adrian Deitz Grant Denyern in 5th. The best ever Mt Panorama finish for Lambo.

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Time to switch to the Monaco Historics. (Stream and event details viewtopic.php?p=426744#p426744 )

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Results: 2022 Bathurst 12 Hour



Pos # Team Driver Car Class Gap
1 75 SunEnergy1 Racing J.Gounon/L.Stolz/M.Konrad/K.Habul Mercedes AMG GT3 APA
2 91 Mercedes-AMG Team Craft-Bamboo Racing M.Engel/D.Juncadella/K.Tse Mercedes AMG GT3 APA +8.7071
3 888 Triple Eight Race Engineering S.van Gisbergen/B.Feeney/J.Ibrahim Mercedes AMG GT3 APA +1:35.3671
4 74 Audi Sport Team Valvoline K.van der Linde/N.Berthon/B.Schumacher Audi R8 GT3 Evo II APA +1 lap
5 6 Wall Racing T.D’Alberto/D.Wall/G.Denyer/A.Deitz Lamborghini Huracan GT3 APA +5 laps
6 9 Hallmarc L.Holdsworth/D.Fiore/M.Cini Audi R8 GT3 Evo II APA +5 laps
7 777 Audi Sport Team Valvoline R.Fella/M.Winkelhock/Y.Shahin Audi R8 GT3 Evo II APA +6 laps
8 17 Team BRM N.Percat/J.Mawson/M.Rosser Audi R8 GT3 Evo II APA +7 laps
9 47 Supabarn D.Russell/P.Stokell/J.Koundouris Audi R8 GT3 Evo II AAM +8 laps
10 222 Scott Taylor Motorsport A.Davison/C.Lowndes/G.Emery/S.Taylor Porsche 991 GT3 Gen II C +15 laps
11 24 Tony Bates Racing D.Reynolds/C.Waters/T.Bates Audi R8 GT3 Evo II APA +35 laps
NC 55 Valmont Racing D.Padayachee/S.Pires/M.Zalloua Mercedes AMG GT3 AAM +92 laps
NC 11 Our Kloud-UpTo11 Motorsport E.Constantindis/A.Zerefos/I.Padayachee Porsche 991 GT3 Gen II C +93 laps
DNF 4 Grove Racing B.Barker/B.Grove/S.Grove Porsche 911 GT3R APA
DNF 45 RAM Motorsport B.Hobson/G.Walden/M.Sheargold Mercedes AMG GT3 AAM
DNF 65 Coinspot C.Mostert/F.Ross/L.Talbot Audi R8 GT3 Evo II APA
DNF 95 MARC Cars Australia D.Fraser/J.Camilleri/G.Taunton MARC II V8 I
DNF 50 M Motorsport/ Vantage Racing D.Wood/G.Wood/T.Harrison/D.Crampton KTM X-Bow GT2 I
DNF 19 Nineteen Corporation Pty Ltd W.Brown/J.Perkins/M.Griffith Mercedes AMG GT3 APA
DNF 52 Wheels/ FX Racing PNG Z.Morse/K.Kassulke/H.Morrall MARC II V8 I

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Quote of the day has to go to Kenny Habul after winning the race....
"I'm speechless. I've got half a woody I'm so excited," said expat Aussie Habul, ecstatic with the victory.
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I must confess I never realised the link between Kenny Habul and Peter Brock, and how Brock took Kenny in as a teenager.

Some very nice words of respect for Peter (and Bev) Brock by Habul post race. A 'nice' story.

How Brock inspired Habul to conquer Bathurst
Kenny Habul cut an emotional figure after achieving a lifelong dream to win at Mount Panorama.

Habul made up one-quarter of the #75 SunEnergy1 Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3’s driver line-up, combining with Jules Gounon, Luca Stolz and Martin Konrad to win the 2022 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.

Habul regards Mount Panorama as a special, even “mystical” location – and actually owns a property on Conrod Straight.

Making the occasion even more memorable is the fact his mentor, the late Peter Brock, is known as ‘The King of The Mountain’.

Brock won the Bathurst 1000 an unparalleled nine times, and played a key role in Habul’s upbringing.

“I had a rough upbringing, I had to leave home and I went to Melbourne and he looked after me and took me in,” the 48-year-old revealed post-race.

“I worked there with his race teams and basically just swept the floors and washed the wheels and he always checked on me, and Bev [Brock] also.

“When everyone went home at the end of the night and no one was around, I would jump in the race car. I couldn’t tell anyone, because that was illegal; I just sat in the car.

“As a kid with dreams, he was the ultimate. He never ever turned away from an autograph or a picture with someone.

“He gave so much of his time, and you don’t see that to be honest with a lot of superstars in the world across all different sports, you don’t see enough of ‘let me put myself out and make time for 200 people in front of me’. He was that guy. He never left early, he never said no.

“I was here in ’87, I was 14 years old, and he actually finished third but ended up winning when the other cars were disqualified.

“I own that car now, the #10, drove it at Goodwood. She’s a bit how’s your uncle compared to this Mercedes, no ABS, no traction control, no power steering. I don’t know how they drove them around here to be honest back then.

“He was good to me, and just a shout out to Bev. She’s fighting some health issues and we’re all praying for her and hoping she pulls through. She’s a good lady.”

Speaking to the Mount Panorama circuit, Habul added: “No one has ever come here and just conquered this place.

“I mean, Peter told me way back, 2004 or something, he said ‘no one has ever done a perfect lap here, and if you try too hard, you bring it back four feet shorter’. And that’s what happens.

“That’s what makes it mystical to me.”
https://www.speedcafe.com/2022/05/15/ho ... -bathurst/

And he is very proud that he now owns the car that Brock had his last Bathurst win driving.
https://www.v8sleuth.com.au/ex-brock-ba ... new-owner/


Also an interesting article about how he made his squillions
..... now one of the largest solar energy providers on the planet.
https://www.businessnewsaustralia.com/a ... he-us.html

Actually this one is better: (albeit a longer read)
https://www.oceanroadmagazine.com.au/switched-on/

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