TV ALERT: HI-TEC OILS BATHURST 6 HOUR ON SBS

HIGHLIGHTS of the remarkable Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour will be shown on SBS Speedweek on SBS and SBS HD at 1PM this Sunday, 23 April.

An action-packed two hour program will capture all of the highlights and drama from an incredible day on the Mountain, that saw eight different cars lead the race and the six-hour enduro come down to a thrilling finish in the final five minutes.

Luke Searle and Paul Morris' BMW M135i won the race after passing Chaz Mostert and Nathan Morcom's Ford Focus RS within the last two laps in another Bathurst enduro classic.

CLASS WINNERS DELIGHT IN BATHURST VICTORY

WHILE the story of Luke Searle and Paul Morris’ victory at the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour will be spoken about for days, it wasn't the only fairytale result throughout the 64-strong grid that started the race on Easter Sunday. 

Seven classes in total were contested across the six hour event around Mount Panorama and each class winner had a tale to tell following their respective Bathurst victories. 

SEARLE AND MORRIS WIN SIX-HOUR THRILLER

LUKE SEARLE and PAUL MORRIS won a remarkable Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour at Mount Panorama, passing defending winner Chaz Mostert’s Ford Focus RS in the closing five minutes to take a thrilling victory.  

The Roadchill Express BMW chased down and passed Mostert and Nathan Morcom’s Ford Focus RS after a pulsating battle throughout the closing half-hour, Mostert clinging on to the lead after withering Searle’s attack before ultimately succumbing in the closing five minutes when Searle passed at the inside of the Chase.

2017 STARTING GRID AND STARTING DRIVERS

STARTING DRIVERS were nominated for the 2017 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour this morning.

Here's the full list of starting drivers, in grid order as of 10:30am:

WALL / BOWE EVO TOPS WARM UP

DAVID WALL and John Bowe topped this morning’s warm-up on a crisp but fine Mount Panorama circuit Easter Sunday, as teams completed a final systems-check ahead of today’s 11:30am race start.

Despite running through two full pit-stop simulations, the Wall Racing / Easts Holidays Parks Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 9 GSR was still able to bank a competitive 2m26.945s lap to top the 20-minute session.

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