Bathurst 12 Hour 2019 -Marciello and Mercedes-AMG on pole

Bathurst 12 Hour 2019 -Marciello and Mercedes-AMG on pole

02.02.2019: - Grid drop denies Dennis and Aston Martin pole position - GruppeM Racing and Team Craft-Bamboo Black Falcon share front row

- Grid drop denies Dennis and Aston Martin pole position



- GruppeM Racing and Team Craft-Bamboo Black Falcon share front row



- Five Intercontinental GT Challenge manufacturers start inside the top-10





Mercedes-AMG will start tomorrow’s Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli season opener from pole position thanks to a combination of Raffaele Marciello’s rapid lap and R Motorsport’s misfortune in the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour Top-10 Shootout.



Jake Dennis claimed the Allan Simonsen Pole Position Trophy after topping his second consecutive qualifying session but was never able to start higher than third due to a two-place grid drop. His lap of 2m02.4946s was a sensational effort nonetheless.



Instead it was GruppeM Racing’s Marciello who, as the second driver to set a time after squeezing into the Top-10 Shootout in ninth, watched each contender other than Dennis try and fail to better his early 2m02.9348s benchmark.




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