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MotorCulture
10-02-16, 12:10 PM
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Last weekendís Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour finished in typically thrilling and nail-biting style, with the Tekno Autosports McLaren of Shane van Gisbergen, Jonathan Webb and Portuguese driver Alvaro Parente emerging victorious after a record 1845km of racing.

XFORCE Performance Exhaust are proud partners of Tekno Autosports, who has danced around a Bathurst race victory for several years; the infamous circuit forcing more bad luck than good on the team during their V8 Supercars racing in years past.

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This year, the luck was on their side for the debut of the teamís new McLaren 650S GT3; despite 13 pit lane stops, a drive-through penalty during the final stint, and a scary mechanical hiccup that forced Parente to stop and re-set the car on the main straight before resuming the race.

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The team beat home the 2015 defending champions Katsumasa Chiyo, Rick Kelly and Florian Strauss in their Nissan GT-R, with Bentley Team M-Sportís Matt Bell, Steven Kane and Guy Smith came home third.

Only 20 contenders from 37 finished the mammoth race, which saw a record 297 laps completed after the flag fall at 12 hours, with 29 lead changes Ė another record.

Van Gisbergen also recorded a new outright lap record of the Bathurst circuit with a 2m01.567s, and the team also took pole position and claimed the fastest race lap.

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The Tekno Autosports (http://tekno.com.au) team are back on track at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide to kick off the 2016 V8 Supercars Championship 3 - 6 March.