The Bathurst 6 Hour is a staple in the Australian motorsport calendar, attracting endurance drivers and teams from across the industry to stake their claims for fastest on the nations best-known circuit, Mt Panorama. In a field of 64 cars (the largest ever at Bathurst, beating the outstanding record by 1 car, set in 1969) it would be Luke Searle, Paul Morris and Barry Graham (BMW M135i Hatch) to take the overall win ahead of Chaz Mostert & Nathan Morcom (Ford Focus RS) with a difference of 9.7 seconds over 113 laps, both cars running ENDLESS Brake Pads and leaving a 14 second gap to 3rd place. Out of 64 starters, 28 cars were fitted with ENDLESS pads, making up just under half the racing field.
The Searles–Morris–Graham BMW M135i averaged 116.53km/h for 113 laps to take the win from Morcom and Mostert
Chaz Mostert in the drivers seat of the Ford Focus RS
The ENDLESS trend continued across every podium, see a full list of podium-finishing teams using ENDLESS Brake Pads below:
|Extreme Performance Forced Induction Class|
|1||62||Searle–Morris–Graham||BMW M135i Hatch F20|
|2||1||Morcom–Mostert||Ford Focus RS LZ|
|Extreme Performance Naturally Aspirated Class|
|1||53||Symonds–Lane–Bargwanna||Holden VY HSV GTS|
|2||51||Flanagan-Malouf||Holden VY2 HSV GTS|
|High Performance Forced Induction Class|
|2||15||Kavich–Kavich–Pilkington||Subaru Impreza WRX STi G2|
|High Performance Naturally Aspirated Class|
|1||24||Walden–Auld–Bloomfield||Holden VE SV Redline|
|1||40||Rubis–Hazelwood||BMW 130i E87|
|2||35||Saw–Cox–Sloss||Mazda RX-8 RX8A|
|1||3||Reeves–Sutton||Toyota 86 GTS|
|2||37||Vernon–Caine||Toyota 86 GTS|
|3||71||Trewin–Cameron||Holden Commodore VT|
From the results above, it’s not difficult to see why ENDLESS are renowned globally for their endurance brake components.
Daniel Flanagan & Marrick Malouf completed 107 laps to take second place in the Extreme Performance Naturally Aspirated class.
Ben Kavich, Michael Kavich and Michael Pilkington pilot the Race For A Cure WRX to 2nd place in the High Performance Forced Induction class.
Jimmy Vernon & Mark Caine were 2nd of 4 Toyota 86 GTS teams on the Production Class podium, with a closer margin to first than the top class; just 5.9 seconds behind Scott Reeves and Chris Sutton who took first place.