After an early stint, John Bowe (Aussie Liqui-Moly brand ambassador and one of the four drivers of the winning Il Bello Rosso/Maranello Motorsport Ferrari), took time out to enthral the guests in the Liqui-Moly hospitality marque.
The Clearwater Ferrari driven by Hiroshi Hamaguchi and the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 driven by Katsumasa Chiyo both looking pristine just a few laps before their monumental crash at McPhillamy Park – a clash that will be talked about for years to come.
The intense scrap between Shane van Gisbergen in the #37 McLaren MP4 12C and European legend, Bernd Schneider, in the #1 Erebus SLS AMG GT3 is the stuff legends are made of. It had everyone on the edge of their seat.
Eight of the 12-competitors in Class B wore Porsche badges – so they were odds-on to win the class. In fact the Stuttgart howlers filled the first four places in Class B – headed up by the #4 Porsche 997 GT3 Cup of Stephen Grove, Earl Bamber and Ben Barker, which came in eight overall.
After a poor qualifying session, which relegated it to the very last row on the starting grid, the #22 Seat Leon Supercopa of Richard Billington, Lewis Scott, Stuart Owers soldiered all day to come home 16th overall! Which was good enough for the top spot in Class D.