Blomqvist, van Ginbergen are still in contention as Dixon hits trouble.
Tom Blomqvist and Shane van Gisbergen are at the pointy end as the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour hits halfway.
After the four hour mark, it was the Blomqvist car that led with Alvaro Parente behind the wheel of the no. 60 McLaren 720S GT3.
The no. 7 Bentley Continental GT3 was second with Gounon, but after six hours it leads with Maxime Soulet in the car.
The other Kiwis are further down the field with the no. 59 McLaren driven by Dom Storey in 14th and Jaxon Evans in the no. 12 Ned Racing Porsche 911 GT3 sitting in 16th overall, second in Pro/Am.
Further down in 25th the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 driven by Scott Dixon had some issues with the front splitter. As a result of a lengthy pit stop, Dixon sits seven laps down.
The second stanza of the race was punctuated by contact between the van Gisbergen/Whincup/Goetz no. 888 Mercedes-AMG GT3 and the no. 9 Audi R8 LMS GT3. As a result, the Audi spun and the following no. 1 Porsche piloted by Bamber/Vanthoor/Lowndes narrowly missed it.
Elsewhere, a puncture for the no. 911 Porsche GT3 R forced it to limp back to the pits. That dropped them from fourth down to 15th. A subseqent infraction during their pit stop meant they were handed a 15-second penalty to be served at their next stop. No. 999 GruppeM Racing Mercedes Evo was also handed the same penalty.
The No. 222 Audi was forced to take an unscheduled stop due to a tyre rub and the No. 2 suffered a rev sensor issue forcing it into the garage.
Having been on the fringe of the top five, van Gisbergen sits third despite the near miss with the Audi.
Racing has remained green since the big crash Garth Tander had in the third hour which ended the No. 22 Audi R8 LMS hopes.