SHERRIN BROTHERS WIN IN STUNNING SIX HOUR FINISH

QUEENSLAND brothers Grant and Iain Sherrin rebounded from a late race drive-through penalty to sensationally charge from fourth to first in the final ten minutes of a dramatic Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour.

Sent to pit lane to serve a penalty for a breech on a previous restart, the car resumed the race in fifth place with 30 minutes to go - though more than 40-seconds behind the leader.

BATHURST BITES FOR EARLY SIX-HOUR WITHDRAWALS

62 CARS may have commenced the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour weekend, however not all of them will actually start the race.

Usual pre-Bathurst endurance race drama has seen at least six cars withdrawn prior to today’s 11:30am start.

In what seems to be a cruel April fool’s joke, two, two car teams have seen both of their entries withdrawn overnight, while two other single car outfits have been pulled from the race due to engine dramas.

REGS, RELIABILITY CONCERNS FOR LEADING BMWs

THEY may have dominated qualifying, but the drivers of the dominant BMW brigade say they’re far from sure things in today’s Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour.

The BMW M3 of Beric Lynton and Tim Leahey stormed to pole position in qualifying yesterday with a record 2m22.9s lap – comfortably the fastest every lap from a Production Car at Mount Panorama.

The Sherrin Racing BMW M4 that scored pole position last year also lapped comfortably quicker than their 2017 best, though their 2m24-second best was still nearly two seconds behind the Lynton / Leahey machine.

LEAHEY STUNNER DELIVERS BMW BATHURST POLE AGAIN

TIM LEAHEY has added his name to the list of drivers to have set new all-time Bathurst benchmark laps, thanks to a stunning lap in qualifying for the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour.

Having already recorded Production Car Racing’s fastest ever Bathurst lap in practice on Friday, Leahey took charge of the BMW M3 Competition he’ll share with Beric Lynton in Sunday’s race and stormed to pole in 2m22.904 seconds.

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