Drama, excitement, disappointment, and every lap a thriller – the 2017 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour delivered, big time.
The winning Ferrari fought all the way to the finish, but in the end it was well clear of the second placed Porsche, and Bentley M-Sport grabbed third place on the podium with a solid performance throughout the day.
This race has now established itself as one of the great global annual motorsport events; and this year’s race guarantees the top teams will be back next year to entertain us.
The results sheet will simply not tell the whole story of how the day unfolded.
The Ferrari got pole position, fastest lap of the race, led the most laps and won by a big margin.
But you had to be along for the ride to watch joy turn to sorrow in seconds, and major dramas which overall delivered 12 hours of truly entertaining motor racing.