Bathurst 24 hour 8 update

BATHURST 24-HOUR UPDATE - 8-HOUR REPORT The British Cirtek Motorsport Porsche team is leading the Bathurst 24-Hour after eight hours. The car has run consistently and without problem since the 4 pm start, as has the second placed Mosler...

BATHURST 24-HOUR UPDATE - 8-HOUR REPORT

The British Cirtek Motorsport Porsche team is leading the Bathurst 24-Hour after eight hours.

The car has run consistently and without problem since the 4 pm start, as has the second placed Mosler MT900R, which is four laps behind.

Cameron McConville put in a sensational drive late tonight to lift the Holden Monaro from 14th, after the car dropped 50 minutes and out of the lead in the pits between 8 pm and 9 pm. The crew repaired a fuel tank problem and the Monaro is now in third place, lapping faster than any of the 35 cars remaining in the race.

The PHR Scuderia's hopes have been dashed with a fire reported in the Ferrari just after midnight. The car was loaded on to a truck and returned to the pits. Earlier, mechanics had worked flat out to change the Ferrari's engine in less than four hours.

At midnight - one third of the way through the race - the leading Porsche had covered 180 laps and 1118 kilometres at an average speed of 139.8 kmh.

There has been only one retirement, the Seikel Motorsport Porsche, which crashed at lap 62 in the Esses, with Kiwi Andrew Bagnall at the wheel.

1 Brabham (Cirtek Porsche) 184 laps
2 Pashley (Mosler) 180 laps
3 Tander (Monaro) 175 laps
4 Redhouse (Duller BMW) 174 laps
5 Donaldson (Duller BMW) 172 laps
6 Sheumack (Falcon TE50) 171 laps

-www.bathurst24hr.com-

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Series Road racing
Drivers Andrew Bagnall , Cameron McConville