Audi R8 LMS on grid positions one and five
- Best time for Jöns/Mies/O’Young in Australia
- Eddy/Lowndes/Luff to start from third row at Bathurst
- Quickest trio donates 5,000-dollar prize money to a charity
Phoenix Racing managed to score an excellent result in qualifying for the Bathurst 12 Hours in unusual conditions. The six racers had to lap the challenging circuit in Australia fast but not too fast as those who stay below a specified minimum time at Mount Panorama in qualifying have to compete in the race with ballast. Heavy traffic on the circuit and two kangaroos that crossed the track in the first qualifying session made the task even more difficult.