Bathurst 12H: Event hour 11 report

Paul Morris leads into the final hour BMW driver Paul Morris put his pedal to the metal and raced toward a potential second win in the Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour race at Mount Panorama today. With an hour left to the 6.30 pm finish, the 2007...

Paul Morris leads into the final hour

BMW driver Paul Morris put his pedal to the metal and raced toward a potential second win in the Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour race at Mount Panorama today.

With an hour left to the 6.30 pm finish, the 2007 winner had covered 181 laps and held a lead of more than one minute over the Mitsubishi Lancer of David Wall, with no need to pit again for fuel or tyres.

Glenn Seton forced his Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10 into third past recently-retired V8 Supercar driver Cameron McConville and the hulking black Holden Commodore R8 Sportwagon.

After a gruelling day of frequent rain and even a falling tree, conditions were improving in the final hour, with the first glimpse of sunshine showing over the mountain since the Event started in near-darkness at 6.30 am.

TOP FIVE (5.30 pm)

1 Car 20# Paul Morris, BMW 335i, 181 laps
2 38# David Wall Symonds, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 10, 181 laps
3 35# Glenn Seton, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9, 180 laps
4 85# Nathan Pretty, Holden Commodore R8 Sportwagon, 180 laps
5 2# David Wood, Subaru Impreza, 178 laps

-source: bathurst 12h

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Series CAMS
Drivers Nathan Pretty , Cameron McConville , Paul Morris , Glenn Seton , David Wall , David Wood