Best mates Nathan Morcom and Chaz Mostert have combined to win the inaugural Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour Production Car race at Mount Panorama.
In a fast-paced race, the pair rebounded from a 10-position grid penalty assessed for a technical infringement in qualifying to win a fast-paced and strategic race that claimed several of the key outright contenders early in another tough day on the Mountain.
Mostert started the race and quickly charged into the top three, electing to make their first of four compulsory pit stops during an early safety car intervention after just eleven laps.
The DPO BMW was then rarely outside of the top four for the remainder of the day, ultimately winning the race by just over two minutes ahead of the Sherrin Rentals BMW 135i.
The Sherrin team had hovered around the lead of the race all day however the final stops saw them return to the field at the tail of the lead lap – only seconds ahead of the leader – and needing a Safety Car to catch up the nearly full lap they’d lost.
Ultimately, the final hour of the race ran without interruption meaning the Mostert and Morcom BMW remained relatively unchallenged at the end of the race.
Best of the local teams were the Aubin Brothers in the Renault Megane who placed third in class and 14th overall in a debut performance for the local drivers.
Fellow local driver Terry Nightingale succumbed to engine troubles and was forced to withdraw on the 49th lap after at one stage running in second pace in the event.