Tom Hayman has come away with an impressive second place finish in the GT4 class and 18th overall at the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour on the weekend. Part of a two-car entry under newly established team, Method Motorsport; Hayman and drivers Elliot Schutte and Tom McLennan managed to steer the #230 McLaren GT4 to victory.  

 

A field of 30 cars, made up of a wealth of experience and talent; kept Hayman on his toes and offered him the experience of a lifetime.   

 

Friday was all about practice and the #230 entry made the most of the six practice sessions, getting familiar with the car and adjusting set up options. The trio managed to qualify 27th on Saturday ahead of the big race and then crossed the line in 18th overall and second place in the GT4 class.  

 

“Wow!” said Hayman. 

 

“What an absolutely fantastic weekend. It was such a great experience, and I can’t thank the crew at Method Motorsport enough for their mammoth efforts to not only get the car prepped and ready ahead of the 12 Hour, but also for their efforts across the entire weekend. It was such an honor to drive for such a professionally ran team.  

 

“I’m still pinching myself and can’t believe that we came away with a podium result. It’s certainly a memory I’ll never forget. I learnt so much and can now tick off my first 12 Hour!  

 

“In the race, I just tried to make sure to keep my head down and stay out of trouble. With such a long race, I knew it was important that we just kept the car clean and tried to stay out of trouble.  

 

“It certainly was an experience having pit stops and driver changes, an opportunity that I’m grateful for and will take so much from.  

“A big thanks to all of my sponsors and also my supporters and those that were able to come and watch track side and support me too. It means a lot.  

 

“My focus is now on Tassie, as we get set for round 2 of the Trans Am Series in a few weeks’ time!”  

 

The Trans Am Series heads to Symmons Plains Raceway for Round 2 of the Shannons SpeedSeries, March 15-17.  

 

Results 

Friday 16th February 

Practice 1 (All drivers) – 30th  

Practice 2 (Bronze drivers only) – 21st  

Practice 3 (All drivers) – 29th  

Practice 4 (Bronze drivers only) – 19th  

Saturday 17th February 

Practice 5 (All drivers) – 29th  

Practice 6 (All drivers) – 26th  

Qualifying – 27th  

Sunday 18th February 

Race – 18th overall, 2nd in class