Bathurst 24: Midnight storms

Mount Panorama, Bathurst (NSW) 22-23 November 2003 Update at 00.45 AM Sunday Changing weather conditions hit Mount Panorama and the 2003 Bathurst 24 Hour with another storm striking the mountain as the race moved into Sunday. With water...

Mount Panorama, Bathurst (NSW) 22-23 November 2003 Update at 00.45 AM Sunday

Changing weather conditions hit Mount Panorama and the 2003 Bathurst 24 Hour with another storm striking the mountain as the race moved into Sunday.

With water flowing across the race circuit across the top of the mountain, race control despatched the safety car on lap 207 -- the field circulating under caution for seven laps before Greg Murphy greeted the green flag on lap 214 aboard the #05 race leading Monaro.

The 2nd placed car of reigning champions Garth Tander/Steven Richards/Nathan Pretty and Cameron McConville pitted just prior to the race resuming.

The weather did cause dramas for a number of competitors with the Porsche of UK driver Mike Newton making contact with the wall in the wet. The #57 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII also headed to pit lane with damage to the front and rear of the car.

With David Brabham back behind the wheel, the #48 Ferrari 360 remained in 3rd place as the race headed to the 11 hour mark.

<pre> Outright 1. 05# Holden Brock/Murphy/Bright/Kelly 222 laps 2. 427# Holden Monaro Tander/Richards/Pretty/McConville 3. 48# Ferrari 360 Brabham/Montermini/Engelhorn/Peter 4. 54# Porsche GT3 Cup Shearman/Teulan/Fitzgerald/Morris 5. 7# Porsche GT3 Cup Denyer/Quinn/Quinn/Marshall

Class A - 427# Holden Monaro            Tander/Richards/Pretty/McConville
Class B -   7# Porsche GT3 Cup          Denyer/Quinn/Quinn/Marshall
Class D -  71# BMW M3                   Boylan/Morgan/Hansen/Bates
Class E -  62# Holden Commodore SS      Loadsman/Luff/Luff/Russell
Class F -  23# BMW M3R                  Lynton/Lynton/Cartwright/Jackson

Next update due at: 1.45 am

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Series Road racing
Drivers David Brabham , Garth Tander , Greg Murphy , Nathan Pretty , Cameron McConville , Mike Newton