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Clements' 12 hour bid at Bathurst

NEED FOR SPEED: Jason Clements will race in the Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour next month.
NEED FOR SPEED: Jason Clements will race in the Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour next month. The Northern Star

GOONELLABAH driver Jason Clements has been named to race in the Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour for the second consecutive year.

Clements drove in the event at the iconic Mt Panorama racing circuit for the first time last year.

He will represent the Motiv8Racing team which has entered its BMW M3.

Clements, 40, will once again team up with car owner Anthony Gilbertson and new addition Karl Begg.

Clements raced at Bathurst for the first time in 2012 when he drove his own BMW M3 Improved Production car on the track.

Last year in the 12-hour event, the Motiv8 team took poll in qualifying before engine failure forced it to withdraw just one lap into the main race.

"We've added things like ABS and fly-by-wire throttle to make it more of an endurance car," Gilbertson said.

"We have also been able to do a fair number of practice days and even did an endurance test day last month.

"It was long runs, multiple pit stops and driver changes to help everyone get ready."

Clements and Gilbertson competed in the Bathurst Motor Festival last Easter.

They raced a BMW E30 in a NSW Production one-hour event and won their class.

Clements started out racing motorbikes and karts in Lismore as a teen. He has done most of his racing in the Queensland series of the Improved Touring Cars.

The Bathurst 12 Hour will run on February 8.

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