The calm before the storm. The 2014 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour received live coverage on National Nine News, while 220,000 viewers tuned into SBS’s dramatic, live coverage of the last three hours. On top of that, some 80,000 unique viewers enjoyed the continuous live stream, with many, many more views post-race.
The race’s 6:15am start, gave the 2014 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour kick-off an eerie ambiance – what better way to break the morning still?
The hot orange sun coming up over the control tower as the cars streamed up pit straight – brakes glowing, headlights blaring – this is the stuff endurance racing is made of!
The Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour race was only 15 minutes old when Australia’s most famous marsupial made an unwanted appearance, damaging the # 63 Erebus Merc and putting Peter Kox’s #23 JBS Swift Lamborghini Gallardo out of the race.
Until an issue with the right, rear wheel hub at around the eighth hour, the #1 Erebus SLS AMG GT3 was the class of the field and was definitely the car to beat.