Latest News From Michelin Australia
6 Feb 2017
Bathurst, Australia - A Michelin-shod Mercedes-AMG GT R has set a new production car lap record of Bathurst's famous Mount Panorama circuit.
Experienced Mercedes-AMG factory driver Bernd Schneider, lapped the 6.2km circuit in just 2min 16.5secs in the second of two officially timed sessions ahead of the 2017 LiquiMoly Bathurst 12 Hour Race.
The AMG GT R was equipped with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres. The German's time eclipses the production car lap record of 2min 24.03sec, set by Schneider in 2015 driving a Mercedes-AMG GT S.
Last year the AMG GT R lapped the Nüburgring Nordschleife in a time of 7min 10.9sec, which is faster than any other road-going sports car ever tested by German motoring magazine Sport-Auto.
Click here to watch the Mercedes-AMG GT R set the lap record.