Preparations for the 2023 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour have seen a handful of cars getting in some last-minute testing.
Queensland Raceway had initially been booked by Dick Johnson Racing to complete its Gen3 shakedown, however, delays in that programme meant the circuit was available – an opportunity taken up by Volante Rosso.
Not wasting the opportunity, a smattering of cars headed out on Monday
One of the two Mercedes on track was a new arrival in Australia, having previously been housed in Japan.
For the most part, the day was about systems checks, familiarisation, and driver comfort – with an insert needed for Bates while Reynolds and Love were able to share the same seating position.
It sounds a small thing, but in a 12 Hour endurance race, driver comfort is key when it comes to managing fatigue.
Volante Rosso's other Mercedes-AMG GT3 was also on track, with that entry set to race in Silver class with Ross Poulakis, Josh Hunt, Kevin Tse, and Jonathan Hui at the wheel.
A number of teams have been testing of late ahead of the Bathurst 12 Hour, with the Supercheap Auto Mercedes-AMG GT3 recently having an outing at Phillip Island alongside others.
This weekend's Bathurst 12 Hour begins on Friday in terms of the on-track action, however, the traditional Town to Track parade kicks off the event on Thursday morning.
Qualifying follows on Saturday before the race itself gets underway at 05:45 local time/AEDT on Sunday morning.