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BRAZIL’S Augusto Farfus set the pace for BMW after the opening practice sessions for this weekend’s Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.

The Mount Panorama rookie clocked a 2m03.6953s in the No. 43 Schnitzer Team BMW in the closing moments of Practice 2, pipping long-time session leader and fellow Bathurst newcomer Frederic Vervisch in the No. 22 Jamec-Pem Audi.

“It was quite impressive!” Farfus told Radio Le Mans after his maiden laps of the circuit.

“This one, Bathurst, definitely goes on top of my favourite circuits.”

ENTRY LIST: World-class grid looms for 2018 Bathurst 12 Hour

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Motorsport news: Formula E crash video, Alex Lynn update

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In scenes reminiscent of Mark Webber’s horror smash in Valencia in 2010, a Formula E driver was launched airborne before landing upside down in Saudi Arabia over the weekend.

Alex Lynn was battling Mitch Evans for 14th position in the second Diriyah E-Prix when they clipped wheels with three laps remaining.

The nose of Lynn’s car launched skyward, sending him sailing through the air before he crash-landed in a terrifying moment.

The 27-year-old was rushed to hospital for CAT scans but discharged overnight after being described by event organisers as “well”.

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Supercars Championship: Mount Panorama 500, news, Bathurst, qualifying, Top 10 Shootout, results, times, full grid, Shane van Gisbergen,

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Last man out Shane van Gisbergen is in the box seat for a Bathurst clean sweep after he claimed pole position for Race 2.

Van Gisbergen, who won Saturday’s race, recorded a 2:05.6175s to oust Cameron Waters in the ARMOR All Top 10 Shootout.

It marked van Gisbergen’s 33rd career pole position, and his first since Race 18 at Hidden Valley last year.

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V8 Supercars 2021: Bathurst 500, live stream, start time, live blog, Anton De Pasquale, news, video, Cam Waters, Shane van Gisbergen

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Anton De Pasquale is desperate to get back on track after crashing out of his first Supercars race for Dick Johnson Racing at Bathurst.

De Pasquale was hurled into the spotlight the minute he signed as the replacement for three-time Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin but Saturday’s season opener did not go as planned for the heir apparent.

The 25-year old made a solid start before losing control at The Cutting and finding the wall just five laps in.

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