The new benchmark, a 3:17.05 set by Porsche Track Experience Chief Driving Instructor and former Bathurst 1000 winner, Luke Youlden.

The previous production car lap record for the full layout was set by the Porsche 911 Turbo earlier in 2021. The 7.7-kilometre configuration of the venue is the second-longest permanent racing circuit in the world, behind the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

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Onboard Video: Porsche 911 GT3 sets new production car lap record at The Bend

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