Belgian superstar, Laurens Vanthoor, set tongues wagging during qualifying for the 2015 Liqu-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour when he piloted his #15 Phoenix Racing, Audi R8 GT3 around the iconic Mount Panorama circuit in a blistering 2:02.5521! This incredible time secured Vanthors the Allan Simonsen Pole Position trophy and put his name at the top of the record books for setting the Mountain’s fastest-ever official lap. Nobody thought such a time was possible, however Vanthoor proved it was no fluke by backing it up with an equally-scintillating 2:03.3091 on lap 29 of the race. At the end of the stint, Vanthoor commented he felt he could have bettered his phenomenal qualifying lap in the cool of the morning; if he could have got in a clean, traffic-free lap.
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