Laurens Vanthoor is now the new lap record holder at Mt. Panorama in Bathurst with a blistering time set in qualifying of 2:02.55s. Markus Winkelhock started the race in the Phoenix Racing's Audi R8 at sunrise getting the brakes glowing red hot coming into the chase.
It was an amazing atmosphere at the start of the race this year as it's getting more and more popular. Watching the starting laps from the chase is awesome as the sun rises and the rotor glow slowly fades. All day the positions have been shifting between the Audi R8, Ferrari 458, Mercedes SLS and mighty Nissan GTR Godzilla.