Bathurst 6 Hour - Day 3 wrap

Monday 05 April, 2021
Photo: Speed Shots Photography

The final day of the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships produced plenty of entertainment outside of the memorable Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour, which saw Shane van Gisbergen complete an epic victory alongside Shane Smollen and Robert Rubis.

With four of the six support categories completing their final races as the precursor to the main event, see below for all the wrap up of day three.

Radical Australia

The Radicals Australia opened up proceedings for the final day of the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour with an entertaining 45-minute race.

It was a tough start for the category as there was an early yellow flag, but once the race got flowing and the required pit stops were taken, the racing got serious.

In a similar outcome to yesterday’s result, Neale Muston in the dominant SR8, who had been fastest in qualifying and practice, couldn’t get a solid run and came in third place.

Ahead of him, Brad Shiels and Peter Paddon continued their duel from yesterday, with the latter eventually taking out the win with some great racing early on.

The Radicals return early next month during the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships’ third round at Sydney Motorsport Park on 30 April to 3 May.

National Trans Am Series

The next category to race this morning was the National Trans Am Series and just as it had all weekend, the battle between Aaron Seton and Nathan Herne continued long into the final race.

Having come close in both of Saturday’s races, Herne finally got his man, passing Seton on the opening lap of the race and holding onto the lead for the race.

Seton pushed for the win, but couldn’t get past the youngster, eventually falling short by just two tenths of a second.

The only casualty in the race was Owen Kelly, which opened up the door for Tim Brook to get his first podium finish for the weekend, while Hugh McAlister rounded out the top five behind Eden Thornburrow.

The National Trans Am Series returns next month with the Radicals at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Motorsport Australia GT Championship

Probably one of the most thrilling contests of the weekend saw Yasser Shahin and Garth Tander secure the win on the final sector of the final lap of the race.

Locked in a tight battle with Prince Jeffri Ibrahim in the Triple Eight Racing Mercedes AMG, Shahin waited until the right moment to make the pass, overtaking Ibrahim at Forest’s Elbow before Conrod Straight helped him claim a victory of eight tenths.

The victory saw Ibrahim’s co-driver in Shane van Gisbergen lose his perfect run of results across the weekend and in 2021 as a whole, which has seen him win every race he has been involved with.

In third place was Tony Bates and Chaz Mostert, while Stephen and Brenton Grove just edged out Brad Schumacher for fourth– Schumacher producing a stellar performance all weekend after recovering nicely from a scary crash on Friday.

The Motorsport Australia GT Championship joins up with the Repco Supercars Championship for its next round at The Bend Motorsport Park on 8-9 May.

Supercheap Auto TCR Australia

Once again, the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series had another extremely tight battle at the front of the field between Chaz Mostert and Aaron Cameron.

And just like the two races on Saturday, Cameron got the early jump on Mostert, but the Repco Supercars Championship star showcased his skills around the mountain to eventually claw back in front with just two laps to go.

Rounding out the podium was Jordan Cox, who remains as one of the drivers of the weekend, having put on an impressive resurgence of 22nd to third in just three races.

Despite multiple safety car periods occurring, it didn’t stop the category from enjoying entertaining bouts throughout the race.

The Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series will form part of the jam packed scheduled at the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championship’s third round at Sydney Motorsport Park on 30 April to 3 May.
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