Following an exploratory trip to Australia for the race with its worldwide appeal, the Motorsports Service Ltd., a New Zealand team secured full support of Federal Tyres from Taiwan, has targeted success in both the GT and Production Car classes within the 2012 Armor All Bathurst 12 Hour endurance race, held on February 24 – 26 at Mount. Panorama.
The high profile event featured an action-packed program including four strong support categories: Sports Sedans, Saloon Cars, Formula Ford and Improved Production with its worldwide appeal, was a key race for entrants from Australia and abroad to target. In what is sure to be an exciting and close around-the-clock competition, an expanded line up based Motorsports Service Ltd in a formidable team, has contested fiercely the 2012 race with two thundering BMW 135i, both running on Federal’s race-bred FZ-201 semi-slick tyres, finished an outstanding 15th outright and fourth in their class; 17th overall and 5th in class each.
The Motorsport Services team has vast endurance racing experience, including past success at the famed Nurburgring 24 hour race in Germany, in New Zealand Porsche GT3 Cup, Targa Rally and domestic endurance contention. With an aim for a class victory to tackle the mountain, Team Manager David Taylor was pleased with a good result they clinched over the weekend during competition noted,” The powerful car and powerful driving squad in the process throughout the Armor All Bathurst 12 hour event with Federal tyres was an excellent package on the Mountain.” “The team is no stranger racing in endurance events at Mount Panorama, We ran the cars reliably and quickly for a long time, but not give away anything in performance on FZ-201.” he gave a brilliant comment in an interview after the back-to-back time attack match.
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