Bathurst Lap Record Tumbles

Last weekend, during the second race meeting on Mount Panorama's new tarmac, the Australian Formula 3 championship broke the outright lap record at least three times before Simon Hodge did the lap you see above. His Mygale M11-Mercedes Benz lapped the 6.213 km circuit in just 2:02.6701, for an average speed of 113.3 mph (182.33km/h).

Back in February at the Bathurst 12 Hour, Shane Van Gisbergen took advantage of the new tarmac to set a record of 2:03.8506 in his McLaren 12C-GT3. Van Gisbergen's record was obliterated last weekend, as the high downforce single seaters were able to find more pace than the high powered GT cars.

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The V8 Supercar lap record currently sits at 2:08.4651, set by Jamie Whincup in a Ford Falcon back in 2007. With the pace shown on the new tarmac, Whincup's record may be in danger come October.

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