HI-TEC OILS will support the Bathurst 6 Hour for a further four years, following the announcement of an extended partnership on the grid prior to the 2019 race commencing today.
George Gambino, Hi-Tec Oils Managing Director, and Bathurst 6 Hour Promoter James O’Brien announced the extension to an already successful relationship, that commenced with the inaugural race in 2016.
It will ensure the partnership will continue through the 2023 event as Bathurst’s newest Easter tradition continues to grow.
Hi-TEC OILS polesitters Beric Lynton and Tim Leahey have been handed an additional pit stop following a Balance of Performance revision after qualifying yesterday.
According to a bulletin released by the Stewards of the meeting:
“In accordance with the Supplementary Regulation I. Sporting, Chapter 3.18 and 1.18.7, the Organiser has applied a BoP to the BMW M3 F80 LCI Competition Car 23.
THE DEFENDING winners of the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour will start the 2019 race from last position after their BMW M4 was excluded from the results of qualifying.
Having originally qualified third, the car was found to have exceeded it's maximium turbo boost pressure as per the regulations and was subsequently disqualified.
According to Bathurst 6 Hour supplimentary regulation Number 3.18.2, the BMW M4 F82 can not exceed 1.45 bar of boost pressure at any point in the rev range.
ANOTHER Bathurst overnight miracle will see the Class E pole sitting Mazda 3 SP25 take the start of the 2019 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour.
The Wahlstrom Private Wealth, Signature Homes Canterbury, Total Oil, Professional Lending Solutions entry, driven by Alan Turner, Chris Holdt and Ross Donaldson, qualified on pole in class yesterday however faced a significant engine failure at the very end of the Bottom 50% qualifying session.