Flat out around Bathurst in a Ferrari 458 GT3 – Video
Take a look at this awesome video shot in Bathurst, Australia. It depicts Danish sports car master Allan Simonsen blasting around Mount Panorama at full speed, smashing the outright closed-wheel and GT3 records of the time.
Mount Panorama is a legendary track amongst Australian racing enthusiasts, and has gain notoriety all over the world. It’s most famous for it’s use in the Australian V8 Supercars touring car series, however this time ’round we’re riding in a Ferrari 458 GT3.
This video was shot in 2012, and unfortunately Allan Simonsen lost his life racing at Le Mans a little over a year later. He was Australian GT Champion in 2007.
The Ferrari 458 GT3 featured in this video is the same car Allan drove from the pole at the 2011 24 Hours of Nurburgring. He was a very, very fast guy. RIP.
The current GT3 record is held by Shane Van Gisbergen, who drove a McLaren MP4-12C GT3 around the track in 2:03.8506 in early 2014.