The Bathurst 12 Hour event is now in full swing ahead of one of the year’s biggest GT endurance races.

The majority of teams are now set up in their respective garages with activities spent focusing on pit stop practice, driver changeover simulations and final Balance of Performance adjustments making up some of the events witnessed on the first official day at ‘The Mountain’.

As a photographer it was great to see a huge range of colorful liveries. Some notable entries included the Black Swan Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R in highly reflective green and the vibrant M4 GT4 by BMW Team SRM; these cars will look particularly amazing on Sunday morning during the sunrise and early light.

Friday brings four of the five scheduled practice sessions, so there will be plenty of on-track action. A final practice session occurs on Saturday ahead of what is expected to be a closely fought qualifying session.

As you stay tuned for a recap of the practice sessions tomorrow, here’s a selection of the day’s best images:

The radical livery by the Black Swan Racing team
The BMW M4 GT4 from Team SRM will look a treat on track
Practice makes perfect
David Fumaneli from Strakka Racing getting acquainted with the AMG GT3
Laurens Vanthoor in good spirits and right at home in the Porsche 911 GT3 R
STM keeping a wrap on proceedings today
The weather forecast for the weekend is looking perfect for racing
Final adjustments and checks before practice tomorrow

Images via Ignite Image

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