2014 F1RMGP 24 Hour V8 Bathurst Enduro

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The first F1RMGP 24 Hour V8 Bathurst Enduro was held in 2014, at the Mount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst, NSW, Australia.

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Representing the top teams of the F1RMGP crop were newly re-crowned Constructors' Champions Viking Racing in a Holden, in-house challengers Formula One Rejects Motorsport in a Ford, bringing legendary double-champion HWNSNBM back into the driving seat, and representing the Japanese in a Nissan, Super Aguri Enduro, slightly renamed to fit the event. The Women's European Cup champions, Scuderia Minardivas, were guaranteed a drive in this race and chose the second Ford, with the Vikings running a women's subsidiary team, named Valkyrie Racing, in the second Holden. With the other two Japanese F1RMGP teams, Leyton House and Dome, unable to field an all-Japanese line-up, they were denied access to the lead Nissan, hence they combined their resources to run the second car under the name of Leyton Dome Racing.

All four F1RMGP Champions - HWNSNBM, Chris Dagnall, Þorvaldur Einarsson and Vanina Ickx - were entered for the race by the teams they were associated with throughout 2014. Seven further champions from the F1 Rejects universe were also found along the entire length of the grid: Daniel Melrose and Douglas Mann, champions of the defunct F1 Challenge Championship (actually a virtual racing championship); 2011 REECCS champion, Niko Bellić, driving for Aeroracing Engineering; 2011 LFS Cup champion, Shinobu Katayama, driving for Team Sunshine Infiniti; 2012 F1RWRS champion, Pippa Mann, driving for Foxdale Auto Racing Team; 2014 F2RWRS champion, Mitchell Macklin, driving for Virgin Melrose Racing Team, and 2014 Rejects of LFS champion, Cave Johnson, driving for Team Ultimate.

Elsewhere on the grid, shady business dealings led Scuderia Andrea Coloni to team up with Scuderia Alitalia to form Scuderia Alitalia Andrea Coloni, and nobody who has ever driven for either team in the F1 Rejects universe selected for this race - Gabriele Tarquini and Enrico Bertaggia were poached from other F1RMGP teams, justified due to their previous Coloni connections. Meanwhile, their subsidiary, Telecom Italia Trueba Corse, entered "the most shamelessly rude and scandalously reject driver of all time", Giovanni Roda, to cause havoc at the back of the grid. F1 Rejects universe stalwarts such as Thomas de Bock, Aurélien Moll, Mirko Bosević, Phoenix McAllister and Kay Lon jumped at the chance to tweak the noses of the F1RMGP big boys, while Yuka Katayama signed at the last minute for the Psycho Soldiders team to at least attempt to show her champion sister a thing or two. Ben Fleet was also a last-minute signing, in the same team as long-time girlfriend Pippa Mann, and the paddock had to be treated to the dubious sight of them holding hands and skipping through the garages in a nauseating display of coupliness.

Despite former F1 driver and nearly-F1RMGP driver Ukyo Katayama filling the third seat for Super Aguri at the sharp end of the grid, three Katayamas in the race still wasn't confusing enough, it seems. Because, along came James Davies - three of them, to be precise, from the 1995 F1RGP2C, 2003 NASCAR and 2014 F1RWRS seasons. As if Dr Francesca Rimmer didn't have her work cut out running the Hologram Projection Unit so that Hitoshi Ogawa and the legendary Peter Brock could drive despite both being dead, she now had to find a way to bend the laws of space and time to allow 2003 James Davies to appear in the same place at the same time as his future 2014 F1RWRS self without causing a temporal paradox. Being a genius, she succeeded and Team James Davies competed in the race as if nothing was out of the ordinary.

The Back To The Future connotations did not stop there, either, as the X9 garage for experimental cars was filled with a 33-year-old DeLorean DMC-12 entered by West Cliff Racing. And, not content with entering the first REECCS Drivers' Champion into the field, that series contributed one of its cars, as well - an equally ancient Trabant 601 entered by Cillit Bang! Trabant Factory Team in garage Y9, "the car that made the REECCS so popular", with the car's communist origins reflected by running under the flag of Stalinist North Korea. Pedro Chaves, Perry McCarthy, temporarily released from their contracts with Scuderia Andrea Coloni, and the incomparable Roberto Moreno, a former Andrea Moda driver in both F1 and F1RMGP, were chosen to drive the Trabant due to their enormous combined experience at driving utterly rejectful cars - and they'd need it.

After qualifying, Melrose was unceremoniously dumped by his Manager after she ended their month long relationship. The Australian's furious trashing of the Virgin MRT garage meant that he was removed from the entry list by his team and replaced by V8 Supercar enduro specialist David Besnard for the race.

Number Garage Team Car Driver 1 Driver 2 Driver 3
1 H1 Flag of Norway svg.png Viking Racing Holden VE Commodore Flag of Iceland svg.png Þorvaldur Einarsson Flag of Denmark svg.png Jan Magnussen Flag of Sweden svg.png Stefan Johansson
2 H6 Flag of Australia svg.png Holden Racing Team Holden VE Commodore Flag of Australia svg.png Peter Brock Holo.png Flag of Australia svg.png Mark Skaife Flag of Australia svg.png Nick Percat
4 N8 Flag of Japan svg.png Autobacs Nippon Racing Team Nissan GT-R Flag of Japan svg.png Koudai Tsukakoshi Flag of Japan svg.png Kazuya Oshima Flag of France svg.png Jonathan Cochet
6 F6 Flag of Australia svg.png Gulf Oils Ford Australia Racing Team Ford FG Falcon Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson Flag of Australia svg.png Rick Simpson Flag of Malaysia svg.png Alex Yoong
7 N3 Flag of Wales svg.png Team James Davies Nissan GT-R Flag of Wales svg.png James Davies I (1995) Flag of Wales svg.png James Davies II (2003) Flag of Wales svg.png James Davies III (2014)
8 N1 Flag of Japan svg.png Super Aguri Enduro Nissan GT-R Flag of Japan svg.png Yuji Ide Flag of Japan svg.png Shinji Nakano Flag of Japan svg.png Ukyo Katayama
9 F1 Flag of Australia svg.png Formula One Rejects Motorsport Ford FG Falcon Flag of Hungary svg.png HWNSNBM Flag of Switzerland svg.png Jean-Denis Délétraz Flag of England svg.png Chris Dagnall
11 H2 Flag of Norway svg.png Valkyrie Racing Holden VE Commodore Flag of Finland svg.png Emma Kimiläinen Flag of Sweden svg.png Nettan Lindgren Flag of Sweden svg.png Ramona Karlsson
12 H5 Flag of Australia svg.png Red Bull World Race Team Holden VE Commodore Flag of Australia svg.png Jason Hamilton Flag of Finland svg.png Mika Paasonen Flag of Germany svg.png Dieter Hallenstein
13 Y9 Flag of North Korea svg.png Cillit Bang! Trabant Factory Team Trabant 601 Flag of England svg.png Perry McCarthy Flag of Portugal svg.png Pedro Chaves Flag of Brazil svg.png Roberto Moreno
15 N5 Flag of Japan svg.png Pac Racing Team Nissan GT-R Flag of Japan svg.png Hiroto Tojo Flag of Scotland svg.png Steven Mackintosh Flag of Germany svg.png Timo Glock
16 N2 Flag of Japan svg.png Leyton Dome Engineering Nissan GT-R Flag of Japan svg.png Hideki Noda Flag of Italy svg.png Marco Apicella Flag of Italy svg.png Bruno Giacomelli
17 N4 Flag of England svg.png Aeroracing Engineering Nissan GT-R Flag of Spain svg.png Phoenix McAllister Flag of Serbia svg.png Niko Bellić Flag of Spain svg.png Rory McAllister
19 F5 Flag of Germany svg.png Virgin Melrose Racing Team Ford FG Falcon Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose
Flag of Australia svg.png David Besnard
Flag of Australia svg.png Dean O'Lauchlan Flag of Australia svg.png Mitchell Macklin
20 H8 Flag of the Isle of Man svg.png Foxdale Auto Racing Team Holden VE Commodore Flag of Scotland svg.png Susie Wolff Flag of the Isle of Man svg.png Pippa Mann Flag of England svg.png Ben Fleet
21 F4 Flag of the United States svg.png Zombie Conglomerate Ford FG Falcon Flag of Mexico svg.png Jesus Plaza Flag of the United States svg.png Dan Greenlaw Flag of the United States svg.png Peter Senerson
22 X9 Flag of Northern Ireland svg.png West Cliff Racing DeLorean DMC-12 Flag of the United States svg.png Martin McFry Flag of the Isle of Man svg.png Douglas Mann Flag of England svg.png Alice Powell
23 F2 Flag of Italy svg.png Scuderia Minardivas Ford FG Falcon Flag of Belgium svg.png Vanina Ickx Flag of Switzerland svg.png Simona de Silvestro Flag of France svg.png Michèle Mouton
25 H7 Flag of Belgium svg.png Gillet Ecurie Nationale Belge Holden VE Commodore Flag of Belgium svg.png Thomas de Bock Flag of Belgium svg.png Aurélien Moll Flag of Belgium svg.png Laurent Seron
27 H3 Flag of Italy svg.png Scuderia Alitalia Andrea Coloni Holden VE Commodore Flag of Italy svg.png Gabriele Tarquini Flag of Italy svg.png Enrico Bertaggia Flag of Australia svg.png Tony D'Alberto
29 F7 Flag of Germany svg.png Virgin Melrose Racing Team B Ford FG Falcon Flag of the United States svg.png Vidal Reyna-Sanchez Flag of Brazil svg.png João Cavalcanti Flag of the United States svg.png Antonio Reyna-Sanchez
31 N7 Flag of Italy svg.png Telecom Italia Trueba Corse Nissan GT-R Flag of Italy svg.png Fabrizio Giovanardi Flag of Italy svg.png Giovanni Roda Flag of Italy svg.png Giovanna Amati
32 F3 Flag of Poland svg.png Apollonia GT Racing by Hydook Ford FG Falcon Flag of Estonia svg.png Marko Asmer Flag of Croatia svg.png Mirko Bosević Flag of Bulgaria svg.png Plamen Kralev
33 N6 Flag of Japan svg.png Team Sunshine Infiniti Nissan GT-R Flag of Japan svg.png Shinobu Katayama Flag of Germany svg.png Kay Lon Flag of Italy svg.png Fabrizio Barbazza
34 F8 Flag of Japan svg.png Psycho Soldiers Ford FG Falcon Flag of Japan svg.png Hitoshi Ogawa Holo.png Flag of Japan svg.png Yuka Katayama Flag of Japan svg.png Yuri Mitsui
36 H4 Flag of England svg.png Team Ultimate Holden VE Commodore Flag of Brazil svg.png Ana Beatriz Flag of the United States svg.png Cave Johnson Flag of France svg.png Sebastian Prost

Qualifying

Three qualifying sessions were held on the afternoons of Wednesday 10 December - Friday 12 December, 12:00 - 15:00. Each driver participated in one session, as nominated in the order above - driver 1 on Wednesday, driver 2 on Thursday, driver 3 on Friday.

Position Number Team Car Driver Time Session
1 22 Flag of Northern Ireland svg.png West Cliff Racing DeLorean DMC-12 Flag of the United States svg.png Martin McFry 2'04.855 Q1
2 2 Flag of Australia svg.png Holden Racing Team Holden VE Commodore Flag of Australia svg.png Peter Brock Holo.png 2'06.986 Q1
3 9 Flag of Australia svg.png Formula One Rejects Motorsport Ford FG Falcon Flag of Hungary svg.png HWNSNBM 2'07.074 Q1
4 1 Flag of Norway svg.png Viking Racing Holden VE Commodore Flag of Iceland svg.png Þorvaldur Einarsson 2'07.233 Q1
5 11 Flag of Norway svg.png Valkyrie Racing Holden VE Commodore Flag of Sweden svg.png Ramona Karlsson 2'07.278 Q3
6 4 Flag of Japan svg.png Autobacs Nippon Racing Team Nissan GT-R Flag of Japan svg.png Koudai Tsukakoshi 2'07.411 Q1
7 8 Flag of Japan svg.png Super Aguri Enduro Nissan GT-R Flag of Japan svg.png Yuji Ide 2'07.465 Q1
8 12 Flag of Australia svg.png Red Bull World Race Team Holden VE Commodore Flag of Australia svg.png Jason Hamilton 2'07.490 Q1
9 27 Flag of Italy svg.png Scuderia Alitalia Andrea Coloni Holden VE Commodore Flag of Italy svg.png Gabriele Tarquini 2'07.547 Q1
10 31 Flag of Italy svg.png Telecom Italia Trueba Corse Nissan GT-R Flag of Italy svg.png Fabrizio Giovanardi 2'07.707 Q1
11 13 Flag of North Korea svg.png Cillit Bang! Trabant Factory Team Trabant 601 Flag of Brazil svg.png Roberto Moreno 2'07.838 Q3
12 7 Flag of Wales svg.png Team James Davies Nissan GT-R Flag of Wales svg.png James Davies I 2'07.913 Q3
13 16 Flag of Japan svg.png Leyton Dome Engineering Nissan GT-R Flag of Italy svg.png Marco Apicella 2'07.921 Q2
14 36 Flag of England svg.png Team Ultimate Holden VE Commodore Flag of the United States svg.png Cave Johnson 2'07.959 Q2
15 19 Flag of Germany svg.png Virgin Melrose Racing Team Ford FG Falcon Flag of Australia svg.png Mitchell Macklin 2'08.007 Q3
16 21 Flag of the United States svg.png Zombie Conglomerate Ford FG Falcon Flag of Mexico svg.png Jesus Plaza 2'08.054 Q1
17 33 Flag of Japan svg.png Team Sunshine Infiniti Nissan GT-R Flag of Germany svg.png Kay Lon 2'08.469 Q2
18 15 Flag of Japan svg.png Pac Racing Team Nissan GT-R Flag of Japan svg.png Hiroto Tojo 2'08.569 Q1
19 17 Flag of England svg.png Aeroracing Engineering Nissan GT-R Flag of Serbia svg.png Niko Bellić 2'09.114 Q2
20 32 Flag of Poland svg.png Apollonia GT Racing by Hydook Ford FG Falcon Flag of Croatia svg.png Mirko Bosević 2'09.498 Q2
21 6 Flag of Australia svg.png Gulf Oils Ford Australia Racing Team Ford FG Falcon Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson 2'09.875 Q1
22 25 Flag of Belgium svg.png Gillet Ecurie Nationale Belge Holden VE Commodore Flag of Belgium svg.png Thomas de Bock 2'10.089 Q1
23 23 Flag of Italy svg.png Scuderia Minardivas Ford FG Falcon Flag of Switzerland svg.png Simona de Silvestro 2'10.183 Q2
24 20 Flag of the Isle of Man svg.png Foxdale Auto Racing Team Holden VE Commodore Flag of Scotland svg.png Susie Wolff 2'10.514 Q1
25 34 Flag of Japan svg.png Psycho Soldiers Ford FG Falcon Flag of Japan svg.png Yuri Mitsui 2'10.565 Q3
26 29 Flag of Germany svg.png Virgin Melrose Racing Team B Ford FG Falcon Flag of Brazil svg.png João Cavalcanti 2'11.835 Q2

Race

The race took place between 12:00 on Saturday 13 December and Sunday 14 December.

According to the rules of the Enduro, the drivers were due to drive in the race in the order they participated in the qualifying session. With Daniel Melrose due to take the start line before his ignominious ejection, Virgin MRT were eventually granted an exception to switch their order, Mitchell Macklin driving the first leg instead of the third, so that Besnard's seat fitting could be carried out to exact safety standards, and to allow 26 cars to take the start. Dean O'Lauchlan was unchanged in driving the second leg, with Besnard driving the third. All the other teams, fortunately for Sir Bernard Shekelslike's blood pressure, were unchanged.

In a dramatic last-lap battle, the all-Belgian squad of Gillet ENB would evantually won from the Leyton-Dome car. Ultimately, ENB's pit garage's went on fire after the race. It was latter attributed to a chip pan, when the team attemped to prepare Belgian chips for themselves.

Position Number Team Car Drivers Laps Time
0-2h / 6-8h / 12-14h / 18-20h 2-4h / 8-10h / 14-16h / 20-22h 4-6h / 10-12h / 16-18h / 22-24h
1 25 Flag of Belgium svg.png Gillet Ecurie Nationale Belge Holden VE Commodore Flag of Belgium svg.png Thomas de Bock Flag of Belgium svg.png Aurélien Moll Flag of Belgium svg.png Laurent Seron 638 24h 01'36.641
2 16 Flag of Japan svg.png Leyton Dome Engineering Nissan GT-R Flag of Japan svg.png Hideki Noda Flag of Italy svg.png Marco Apicella Flag of Italy svg.png Bruno Giacomelli 638 24h 01'49.850
3 17 Flag of England svg.png Aeroracing Engineering Nissan GT-R Flag of Spain svg.png Phoenix McAllister Flag of Serbia svg.png Niko Bellić Flag of Spain svg.png Rory McAllister 638 24h 02'26.717
4 9 Flag of Australia svg.png Formula One Rejects Motorsport Ford FG Falcon Flag of Hungary svg.png HWNSNBM Flag of Switzerland svg.png Jean-Denis Délétraz Flag of England svg.png Chris Dagnall 638 24h 03'45.198
5 22 Flag of Northern Ireland svg.png West Cliff Racing DeLorean DMC-12 Flag of the United States svg.png Martin McFry Flag of the Isle of Man svg.png Douglas Mann Flag of England svg.png Alice Powell 637 24h 01'52.698
6 4 Flag of Japan svg.png Autobacs Nippon Racing Team Nissan GT-R Flag of Japan svg.png Koudai Tsukakoshi Flag of Japan svg.png Kazuya Oshima Flag of France svg.png Jonathan Cochet 634 24h 02'09.740
7 32 Flag of Poland svg.png Apollonia GT Racing by Hydook Ford FG Falcon Flag of Estonia svg.png Marko Asmer Flag of Croatia svg.png Mirko Bosević Flag of Bulgaria svg.png Plamen Kralev 633 24h 03'45.511
8 29 Flag of Germany svg.png Virgin Melrose Racing Team B Ford FG Falcon Flag of the United States svg.png Vidal Reyna-Sanchez Flag of Brazil svg.png João Cavalcanti Flag of the United States svg.png Antonio Reyna-Sanchez 632 24h 02'17.414
9 19 Flag of Germany svg.png Virgin Melrose Racing Team Ford FG Falcon Flag of Australia svg.png Mitchell Macklin Flag of Australia svg.png Dean O'Lauchlan Flag of Australia svg.png David Besnard 631 24h 02'53.814
10 6 Flag of Australia svg.png Gulf Oils Ford Australia Racing Team Ford FG Falcon Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson Flag of Australia svg.png Rick Simpson Flag of Malaysia svg.png Alex Yoong 631 24h 03'32.924
11 31 Flag of Italy svg.png Telecom Italia Trueba Corse Nissan GT-R Flag of Italy svg.png Fabrizio Giovanardi Flag of Italy svg.png Giovanni Roda Flag of Italy svg.png Giovanna Amati 630 24h 03'09.570
12 7 Flag of Wales svg.png Team James Davies Nissan GT-R Flag of Wales svg.png James Davies I Flag of Wales svg.png James Davies II Flag of Wales svg.png James Davies III 625 24h 02'44.199
13 2 Flag of Australia svg.png Holden Racing Team Holden VE Commodore Flag of Australia svg.png Peter Brock Holo.png Flag of Australia svg.png Mark Skaife Flag of Australia svg.png Nick Percat 623 24h 02'12.355
14 33 Flag of Japan svg.png Team Sunshine Infiniti Nissan GT-R Flag of Japan svg.png Shinobu Katayama Flag of Germany svg.png Kay Lon Flag of Italy svg.png Fabrizio Barbazza 615 24h 02'04.913
15 23 Flag of Italy svg.png Scuderia Minardivas Ford FG Falcon Flag of Belgium svg.png Vanina Ickx Flag of Switzerland svg.png Simona de Silvestro Flag of France svg.png Michèle Mouton 608 24h 03'13.584
16 11 Flag of Norway svg.png Valkyrie Racing Holden VE Commodore Flag of Finland svg.png Emma Kimiläinen Flag of Sweden svg.png Nettan Lindgren Flag of Sweden svg.png Ramona Karlsson 599 24h 02'00.547
17 20 Flag of the Isle of Man svg.png Foxdale Auto Racing Team Holden VE Commodore Flag of Scotland svg.png Susie Wolff Flag of the Isle of Man svg.png Pippa Mann Flag of England svg.png Ben Fleet 590 24h 03'27.289
Ret 13 Flag of North Korea svg.png Cillit Bang! Trabant Factory Team Trabant 601 Flag of England svg.png Perry McCarthy Flag of Portugal svg.png Pedro Chaves Flag of Brazil svg.png Roberto Moreno 580 22h 08'22.430
Ret 21 Flag of the United States svg.png Zombie Conglomerate Ford FG Falcon Flag of Mexico svg.png Jesus Plaza Flag of the United States svg.png Dan Greenlaw Flag of the United States svg.png Peter Senerson 490 18h 43'51.998
Ret 27 Flag of Italy svg.png Scuderia Alitalia Andrea Coloni Holden VE Commodore Flag of Italy svg.png Gabriele Tarquini Flag of Italy svg.png Enrico Bertaggia Flag of Australia svg.png Tony D'Alberto 463 17h 25'01.061
Ret 12 Flag of Australia svg.png Red Bull World Race Team Holden VE Commodore Flag of Australia svg.png Jason Hamilton Flag of Finland svg.png Mika Paasonen Flag of Germany svg.png Dieter Hallenstein 462 17h 22'56.430
Ret 1 Flag of Norway svg.png Viking Racing Holden VE Commodore Flag of Iceland svg.png Þorvaldur Einarsson Flag of Denmark svg.png Jan Magnussen Flag of Sweden svg.png Stefan Johansson 425 15h 57'27.721
Ret 34 Flag of Japan svg.png Psycho Soldiers Ford FG Falcon Flag of Japan svg.png Hitoshi Ogawa Holo.png Flag of Japan svg.png Yuka Katayama Flag of Japan svg.png Yuri Mitsui 352 13h 32'22.856
Ret 36 Flag of England svg.png Team Ultimate Holden VE Commodore Flag of Brazil svg.png Ana Beatriz Flag of the United States svg.png Cave Johnson Flag of France svg.png Sebastian Prost 284 10h 47'35.370
Ret 15 Flag of Japan svg.png Pac Racing Team Nissan GT-R Flag of Japan svg.png Hiroto Tojo Flag of Scotland svg.png Steven Mackintosh Flag of Germany svg.png Timo Glock 269 10h 12'29.074
Ret 8 Flag of Japan svg.png Super Aguri Enduro Nissan GT-R Flag of Japan svg.png Yuji Ide Flag of Japan svg.png Shinji Nakano Flag of Japan svg.png Ukyo Katayama 185 8h 05'37.547