Join Patrick Long for a Lap Around Bathurst in a Porsche 911 GT3 R Simulator

Despite not being the ‘real deal,’ this lap around the famous Australian circuit is a great deal of fun.

byJerry Perez| UPDATED Feb 8, 2018 1:52 PM
Join Patrick Long for a Lap Around Bathurst in a Porsche 911 GT3 R Simulator

The Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour race is kicking off today, which makes it a perfect time to visit the racetrack's formidable layout known for its many blind corners and elevation changes. Today's tour guide is none other than Porsche's factory pro racer, Patrick Long.

Unfortunately, Mr. Long won't be at the wheel of his primary work tool this time, a Porsche 911 GT3 R, but its virtual counterpart. That's right, this video filmed by CXC Simulations features Long giving an in-depth, turn-by-turn tour of the famous Mount Panorama Circuit in a virtual a Motion Pro II Racing Simulator.

The Le Mans, Daytona, and Sebring winner kicks off his lap by proclaiming his love for the circuit, but also adding that "It's one of the highest-stakes most demanding and flat-out scariest race tracks" he's ever driven. The Bathurst 12 Hour is one of the most demanding races in the world due to its layout, weather and traffic conditions. Oh, and you can't forget the many Aussie critters that always find their way onto the track.

This year marks the eleventh anniversary of the Bathurst 12 Hour race (under its current format) and will see world-class GT3 factory and private teams battle it out for the coveted victory.