Bathurst Weekend 2022
Written on the 6 June 2022 by MARC Cars Australia
The MARC Cars team and drivers were excited for Bathurst 12hr weekend, after two years of cancellations and reschedules due to the global pandemic.
We kicked off the weekend with two MARC II’s, our own factory car (#95) with drivers Geoff Taunton, Jake Camilleri and Declan Fraser, and supporting one of our customer cars, Keith Kassulke in his MARC II (#52). Alongside them were two MARC I’s competing with the Combined Sport Sedans support category - 111 Racing and MRA Motorsport hitting the circuit.
For the MARC I drivers, the day started in dense fog but ended with some great battles in Race 3! Congratulations to Axle Donaldson & 111 Racing finishing 2nd in class and Darren Currie of MRA Motorsport came back from 37th to finish 11th! First time at The Mountain for these guys and it certainly won’t be their last.
The Bathurst 12hr also started with sketchy conditions but that is the lure of the race, you just never know what mother nature is going to give you. Starting from the back in P18, Geoff Taunton started the race navigating the tricky conditions. Strong stints by both Declan Fraser and Jake Camilleri got the team to P2 before the sun returned for some dry track action. Unfortunately, the team encountered an engine problem just after the halfway mark which couldn’t be repaired.
Sadly, car #52 found the wall in the first hour and couldn’t continue due to the extent of damage. As we all know that can be racing, and we will be back to try again next year! Thanks to all the sponsors, drivers, crew and fans for your support over the weekend.
Author:MARC Cars Australia