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See the pics: Bathurst comes alive for 12-hour race

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To kick things off for the season, the spiritual home of Aussie motorsport – Bathurst came alive with the roaring of sportscars for the Bathurst 12 Hour.

The field was rife with Porsche 911s and Mercedes AMGs, with a few more exotic cars including a McLaren Artura, Lamborghini Huracan and Ginetta G55 all making appearances during the endurance classic.

Driving these spectacular beasts were a mix of racing royalty including Valentino Rossi and Craig Lowndes, as well as current Supercars studs such as Chaz Mostert and Broc Feeney.

By the end of the race, it was Queensland’s Matt Campbell who’d take top podium for Manthey EMA (Porsche 911 GT3R). It was his second Bathurst 12 Hour victory.

“Feels awesome, obviously second win, tough day, the weather, everything like that,” Campbell said.
“We were always running at the front and it wasn’t easy with the mixed conditions, thanks to Larry [Laurens] and Ayhancan, they did a fantastic job.
“We kept it off the walls and it was phenomenal. Second win, it’s unreal.”

The action at Bathurst doesn’t stop there, with the Bathurst 500 launching the Supercars Championship Series this weekend.

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