Dane Allan Simonsen has been an Australian sportscar stalwart for many years, having won the Australian GT Championship in 2007. This year he is back racing in the Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour for Maranello Motorsport in the Ferrari 458 GT3. Last year he set the lap record and raced hard before the car gave out. This year, he will race with Mika Salo and on Pirelli tyres – two changes from last year.
Importantly, he is also racing for Aston Martin in the World Endurance Championship. In this interview we concentrate on his WEC and Le Mans efforts along with the Bathurst 12 Hour.
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Interview by Sam Tickell, February 2013
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