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.

'BEAST' M4 ON POLE FOR HI-TEC OILS BATHURST 6 HOUR

DUBBED ‘THE BEAST’ by their nearest rivals, Sherrin Racing’s brand-new BMW M4 has smashed the Production Car lap record at Mount Panorama to claim pole for the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour this weekend. 
 
A flying lap from Grant Sherrin early in the half-hour session for the fastest 50% of the field this afternoon saw the latest BMW weapon storm to the top spot with a flying 2m25.487s lap. 

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