TOUGH FIGHT TO THE FINISH IN GRUELLING BATHURST 12H

12 FEBRUARY 2017

B-Quik Racing was very pleased to support Daniel Bilski in the 2017 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour where he was racing a Nissan GTR Nismo GT3 for Wall Racing/Hobson Motorsport.

Daniel drove in the Bathurst 12 Hour for the first time last year and for this month’s edition and his second shot it got even tougher and more competitive. Not only having to content with a massive 55 car field, but also the fearsome Mount Panorama Circuit. Given only 32 cars finished, it's fair to say ‘The Mountain’ was in no mood to be kind, nor were the ferocious temperatures of the Aussie summer.

Meanwhile, the most experienced line up of racing drivers ever seen on Australian shores added a truly global flavour to the race, and even more pressure on all teams.

Daniel Bilski: “Our Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 was an absolute rocket, so it was a real shame we were pretty much ruled out of a shot at a good finishing position in the first hour when, in the dark, we had contact with a car which was stranded mid circuit.

“The Wall Racing Crew, Always Evolving and our engineers John, Dion and Karim did an awesome job getting us back out on track, several times given niggles with the wounded car.

“I can honestly say there is no track like Mount Panorama. There is not one moment you can relax or take the circuit for granted. After completing a double stint, taking an hour off, then doing another stint, I found it the most intense and demanding racing I've ever done. And very satisfying.

“I know I could have pushed harder and driven faster, but after losing so many laps to repairs, it was a case of bringing the car home safe and not take unnecessary risks.

“My thanks to B-Quik Racing and Sideways Driving Club for supporting me, my team mates Adrian and Chris, and all the team at Wall Racing/Hobson Motorsport for the monumental effort to get us there and across the finish line.

“It was my first finish in the Bathurst 12 Hour, and I've walked away with an even bigger respect for the race, and an even bigger desire to go back and shoot for the stars one more time ...”

Photo credit: Ross Gibb.