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t has been argued that the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 has lost some of its shine over the last decade.

Yes, the race has become part of the championship, and no longer sits as the ‘Grand Final’ at the end of the racing season. Its Top 10 Shootout qualifying format has lost its exclusivity, and the highly entertaining class battles and low-budget ‘privateer’ entrants are no more. But despite all that, I’m prepared to wager that no one entering the circuit during race week, be they fan, media, driver or crew, will be thinking of the event as ‘Race 20 of the of the V8 Supercars Championship.’ As long as the race continues to be held at Mount Panorama, and the course stretches from Hell Corner to Skyline and back again, the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 will be far from ‘just another race’ on the V8 Supercars calendar. You don’t have to understand much about the sport of motor racing to understand that this particular 6.21km ribbon of tarmac is truly one of the world’s great race tracks. When you factor in the immensely rich heritage of the race, and just how spectacular the current cars are across the top of the Mountain, it’s highly unlikely that the Bathurst 1000 will ever be overshadowed by another V8 Supercars event, no matter where the category ventures around the world. Green means go! STEFAN BARTHOLOMAEUS Journalist, Speedcafe.com Editor, Speedcafe Race Guides

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Q&A with KEVIN FITZSIMONS

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yres have been the talk of the V8 Supercars Championship in recent seasons, with the introduction of a softer compound tyre opening up a raft of options for both team strategists and race format makers. While Bathurst will again be the sole domain of the hard tyre in 2011, the Mount Panorama circuit’s extreme loadings ensure that tyres are always a major factor. Speedcafe.com’s Grant Rowley spoke to Dunlop’s V8 Supercars operations manager Kevin Fitzsimons about the role that tyres are likely to play in this year’s Great Race. SPEEDCAFE: Tyres are always a key talking point throughout the Bathurst weekend. Do you have any instructions for the teams heading into this year’s event? KEVIN FITZSIMONS: Our advice is to keep the camber off and be gentle with the tyres on the out lap when they are brand new. Don’t go out and drive them into the ground, just try and gently warm them up – keep the pressure up and the camber off. They put the camber on for qualifying which I understand and then back it off for the race, but often the damage has already been done. They may need to look at it and say these are the qualifying tyres that we’re using and this is what we need for the race. Basically if the pressure is up and the camber is off they hopefully shouldn’t have too many issues – that’s the critical thing. Certainly low cold pressures can hurt the tyres because the vertical loads are so hard. Its like hitting the tyre with a sledgehammer all the time. SPEEDCAFE: Did the track changes a couple of years ago help the tyres? FITZSIMONS: Absolutely. The kerb changes at Turn 2 (Griffins Bend) and the back-filling of the left hand part of The Chase where they head under the bridge, that certainly made a significant difference to the way that’s impacted. As (race director) Tim Schenken says, the race track is between the white lines and whatever happens over the white lines - there’s only the driver to blame. If there’s run off there, they will certainly use it if it gives them an advantage, especially going up the hill

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(out of Griffins Bend). SPEEDCAFE: There were some rear tyre issues last year, including for the Stone Brothers, Ford Performance Racing and Jamie Whincup (TeamVodafone). Were they set-up related? FITZSIMONS: Possibly… it’s a chicken and egg scenario there. What came first? You don’t know whether it’s due to the set-up of the car or the way some drivers are driving the car, whether it’s how much kerb they’re using, etc. We tried to map it a bit; some drivers had more issues than other drivers did in the same car, so there’s obviously something there to do with the way the tyre’s are driven on. Unfortunately it’s the nature of the beast and if a team has twigged as to what the nature of the problem is, they’re not telling us because they know we’ll tell everyone else. Certainly there was issues with some particular drivers last year where their co-drivers didn’t have any issues at all or had bigger issues. SPEEDCAFE: Craig Lowndes finally knocked off Greg Murphy’s long-standing practice/qualifying lap record last year. Do you think we’ll see someone go even faster in 2011? FITZSIMONS: Records are made to be broken. Craig was out to make a statement last year and he sure as hell did it! But do they (Lowndes and TeamVodafone) need to be doing that now, knowing what’s on the line, knowing how close he is to the championship lead? Does he risk sticking the car in the wall and give the boys a massive night’s work to repair all the bits and pieces? I don’t know. It’s a different mindset that they’re possibly going there with this year compared to what they’ve done in the past. It’s all well and good to be dynamically fast over a lap, if the car is really good and you think you can have a crack comfortably maybe guys will have a go at doing it. But if I was a team owner I’d be raising my eyes a little bit saying concentrate on what we’re here to do, we don’t want to be here all night.


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CIRCUIT INFO

Originally constructed in 1938 as a scenic tourist drive, Mount Panorama has hosted all types of motorsport including the world famous Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, the annual 12 Hour GT race, 24 Hour endurance races and the Easter motorcycle meetings. The circuit is public road on non-race weekends and has also hosted the Australian Grand Prix in the past. It remains one of the all-time favourite circuits of V8 Supercar drivers and is ranked among the great race tracks of the world. V8 Supercars Lap Records Practice/Qualifying 2010 Race 2008

Craig Lowndes Jamie Whincup

Holden Commodore VE Ford Falcon BF

2:06.8012s 2:08.4651s

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DID YOU KNOW? They’re the form team of endurance racing and following their victory in the L&H 500 at Phillip Island, Craig Lowndes and Mark Skaife are chasing an historic back-to-back endurance double at Bathurst. Having won both endurance races last year at Phillip Island and Bathurst, the TeamVodafone duo are trying to become the first men since Peter Brock to clean sweep the traditional endurance races in two successive years. Brock in fact won the Sandown and Bathurst endurance race double three years in a row in 1978, 1979 and 1980, making for a record difficult to beat in the modern era of V8 Supercars. Experience is always a factor in a race such as the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 and it’s no surprise that reigning winners Craig Lowndes and Mark Skaife have the most to starts their credit with 41 between them. There are a range of combinations who also take a pile of Mount Panorama experience into battle this year however.

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The Steve Owen/Paul Morris combination has the next most combined starts (30), clear of Steven Johnson/David Besnard (28), Mark Winterbottom/Steve Richards (26), Greg Murphy/Allan Simonsen (25) and four teams with 24 starts between them - James Courtney/Cameron McConville, Warren Luff/Nathan Pretty, Russell Ingall/ Jack Perkins and Paul Dumbrell/Dean Canto.


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At the tender age of 17, Mildura-based racer Cameron Waters will break Paul Dumbrell’s record as the youngest-ever driver in the history of the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 by just one week. Driving alongside Grant Denyer in Kelly Racing’s Shannons-MARS backed entry, Waters will be one of three rookies on the grid this year. Tim Blanchard will line-up alongside David Reynolds in Kelly’s Stratco Racing Holden while Nick Percat joins Garth Tander for the Toll HRT. A total of 13 co-drivers at this year’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst1000 will be performing ‘double duty’ and also compete in one of the support categories at Mount Panorama. Seven drivers – Andrew Thompson, David Russell, Nick Percat, Tim Blanchard, David Wall, Jack Perkins and Paul Morris - will also compete in the Fujitsu V8 Supercars Series round at Bathurst. Four drivers – Steve Richards, Craig Baird, Daniel Gaunt and Michael Patrizi – will also compete in the Porsche City Index Carrera Cup Australia, while two drivers – Cameron McConville and Nathan Pretty – will be part of the Auto One V8 Utes field.

The Fujitsu V8 Supercars Series will celebrate a special milestone this year at Bathurst – its 200th race. The second race on Saturday will be the 200th series race since the development category began in 2000. Dean Canto holds the record for the most race wins (21), followed by Steve Owen (16), Paul Dumbrell (15), Owen Kelly (13), Adam Macrow (12), Andrew Thompson (11) and Simon Wills (10).

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THE CRAIG LOWNDES GUIDE TO BATHURST DAYTIME: CRAIG ONON BATHURST CRAIG PERTH

Bathurst is a special place for all the drivers, especially myself and I love going back each year. Because it’s a small country town in many ways, the entire place gets behind the event, so it’s always a buzz to be in town at the time. It almost feels like the town has been built around Mt Panorama and the race, and the locals love it.

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The Bathurst 1000 is the biggest event of the year without question and even though it’s part of the championship now, it still means just as much to win the race as it does the championship, for some drivers it means even more. In V8 Supercars land Bathurst is our grand final. The track is incredible, the fans are patriotic and every driver is there to win. No one comes to Bathurst to finish second, so it’s the best race of the year and I’m sure this year will be no different.

EXERCISE OF THE EVENT: ELEVATED SIT-SQUATS Just because you’re on the road doesn’t mean you workout schedule needs to suffer. TEAMVODAFONE DRIVER CRAIG LOWNDES shows you the potential of a hotel room/bedroom as a mini-gym with your another exercise in your ‘on the move’ training programme. 1) Place both feet on a bench or 2) Making sure your back stays chair in the push up position. straight; slowly lower yourself down like a normal push up before returning to your starting position.

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3) Elevated pushups and are ideal for those who have mastered the regular pushup and are looking for a challenge in their workout routine


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TECH PREVIEW with

CAMPBELL LITTLE

TECHNICAL by CAMPBELL LITTLE

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athurst is an incredibly big week for all the teams. There’s four days of track time, and being an endurance event we have more people on the ground than at the regular race meetings. There’s obviously a lot to think about heading into the race itself. The way it unfolds has changed quite a bit in recent years with the new fuel and co-driver rules, so the strategical challenge has certainly evolved. Strategy I think everybody operates under the same basic plan of just positioning themselves to race in the last couple of stints. It used to be Lap 130, but now we really see people going for it from Lap 100 onwards. Last year there was a Safety Car on Lap 57 that really determined people’s strategies. A lot didn’t take it due to their fuel and co-driver windows. Most people hesitated and only four cars, including Karl Reindler and Garth Tander, took it, and it really set both cars up for a strong finish. So the race can be affected really early on. In saying that, if we hadn’t had the

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final Safety Car for Will Davison, then I think we would have seen a very different outcome (due to the leaders running very close to running out of fuel). It’s just a day of being on your game. Last year if we had of seen a couple of other cars take the Lap 57 Safety Car, then I don’t think we’d have seen Triple Eight do it as easily as they did. But like Skaifey (Mark Skaife) 10 years ago, I think if they (TeamVodafone) put their hand down a toilet they’d come up with a gold watch at the moment, but that will change eventually. Fuel in-hand If you get caught up early in the day at Bathurst, you can really catch back up with a Safety Car. If you have fuel in-hand at the last pitstop, you can jump to the front, so you really can’t write-off anybody. Look at Tander last year - with two hours to go he was nowhere, and he ended up on the podium. Now that it’s a six and a half tank race (with the E85 fuel introduced in 2009) it gives you fairly good windows. When we were all aiming for four stops,


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you had a window of two laps and the only thing that could improve that was Safety Cars. So some people just drove their cars until they ran out of fuel in order to get through on four. But now with the fuel window opening up, and the refuelling rate being slower than it was a few years ago as well, taking the opportunity to refuel under Safety Car is far more important due to the advantage of having fuel in-hand at the next stop. If you enter pitlane in a train of cars but you have half a tank left and the others are almost dry, you’ll file back onto the track 15 seconds in front. So that’ll have a big effect on the outcome of the race, for sure. It means you really can’t write anybody off. The fact that you have to share a pit-boom between your two cars is always a concern as well, and can affect what you decide to do in the stop if you’ve got another car queuing. Tyres What we saw at Phillip Island was that a lot of people, including us, tested a qualifying run on green practice tyres, but then when we used the greens from the Phillip Island tyre allocation (a new batch of the same tyre, which will also be used at Bathurst), the balance was completely different. That then changed the game for the race, because we were trying to cure all this

understeer that we had and we ended up hurting the rear tyres in the race. Bathurst hasn’t been hard on tyre wear historically - tyres that you take away from there, even if they’ve done a lot of kilometres, aren’t tortured. So they’re not overworked, but we have seen a lot of failures due to kerbs and also the side loadings, which are the biggest we see all year. There’s a lot of kerb striking and heavy landings across the top which can bring you undone. We had a tyre go last year with Luke (Youlden) driving, and three laps later we heard (Jamie) Whincup on the radio complaining that he was having the same problem. But that was one tyre out of eight sets that we had a failure with, while some teams had tyre after tyre go. It’s hard to say why certain teams were having the problems they had without knowing their cambers or starting pressures. Typically you see people running the gauntlet with the tyres, because there’s a fair amount of difference between the camber and pressure settings that Dunlop suggest with those needed to be competitive. Dunlop might suggest teams run the front at around 4.5 degrees and 32psi, but what we see is people wanting to run them at about 7 degrees and 28psi, which puts them into dangerous territory.

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TECHNICAL by CAMPBELL LITTLE

The whole thing is really a balancing match, and there’s a clear trade-off to be had between the camber and pressures. If you run the higher cambers you can get away with a very different pressure range on the tyre, because the contact patch is different. Usually on the front you see the lower the camber the higher the pressure you can run, and vice versa. We saw quite a few people having their tyres drop off very quickly during their stints at Phillip Island, as well as cars coming on really strong late in the stints. We may well see that at Bathurst too because of the different characteristic of the new tyres, but that’s something we’ll have to work around when we get there, because we really don’t know. We get eight sets of tyres for the weekend, and with six or seven stops in the race now days, we need everyone of those eight sets. How many brand

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new sets that people end up bringing into the race will certainly be something to watch, as there’s a temptation to use set after set for qualifying. Contenders Outside of the TeamVodafone cars, I honestly think that Mark (Winterbottom) and Steve (Richards) will be in pretty good shape. Nick Percat did a fantastic job with Garth Tander at Phillip Island, and the HRT cars are usually strong at Bathurst. Van Giz (Shane van Gisbergen) and Johnny Mac (John McIntyre) did a great job as well at Phillip Island, so they’ll be in the mix. Garry’s cars (Garry Rogers Motorsport) should be strong at Bathurst again, the Kellys (Jack Daniel’s Racing) will be better than they were last year and you shouldn’t discount Greg Murphy here either. It’s going to be a great race.


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SPOTTER’S GUIDE

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Car Number: 1 Team: Toll Holden Racing Team Driver: James Courtney Born: 29 June 1980 Starts: 180 Wins: 9 Co-Driver: Cameron McConville

Car Number: 2 Driver: Garth Tander Team: Toll Holden Racing Team Born: 31 March 1977 Starts: 401 Wins: 49 Co-Driver: Nick Percat

Car Number: 3 Driver: Tony D’Alberto Team: Wilson Security Racing Born: 9 December 1985 Starts: 113 Wins: 0 Co-Driver: Dale Wood

Car Number: 4 Driver: Alex Davison Team: IRWIN Racing Born: 3 November 1979 Starts: 99 Wins: 0 Co-Driver: David Brabham

Car Number: 5 Driver: Mark Winterbottom Team: Orrcon Steel FPR Born: 20 May 1981 Starts: 235 Wins: 15 Co-Driver: Steven Richards

Car Number: 6 Driver: Will Davison Team: Trading Post FPR Born: 30 August 1982 Starts: 185 Wins: 6 Co-Driver: Luke Youlden

Car Number: 7 Driver: Todd Kelly Team: Jack Daniel’s Racing Born: 9 October 1979 Starts: 347 Wins: 19 Co-Driver: David Russell

Car Number: 8 Driver: Jason Bright Team: Team BOC Born: 7 March 1973 Starts: 374 Wins: 17 Co-Driver: Andrew Jones

Car Number: 9 Driver: Shane van Gisbergen Team: SP Tools Racing Born: 9 May 1989 Starts: 125 Wins: 2 Co-Driver: John McIntyre

Car Number: 11 Driver: Greg Murphy Team: Pepsi Max Crew Born: 23 August 1972 Starts: 405 Wins: 28 Co-Driver: Allan Simonsen

Car Number: 12 Driver: Dean Fiore Team: Triple F Racing Born: 1 December 1983 Starts: 71 Wins: 0 Co-Driver: Michael Patrizi

Car Number: 14 Driver: Jason Bargwanna Team: Jana Living Racing Born: 26 April 1972 Starts: 370 Wins: 7 Co-Driver: Shane Price

Car Number: 15 Driver: Rick Kelly Team: Jack Daniel’s Racing Born: 17 January 1983 Starts: 288 Wins: 11 Co-Driver: Owen Kelly

Car Number: 16 Driver: David Reynolds Team: Stratco Racing Born: 3 July 1985 Starts: 52 Wins: 0 Co-Driver: Tim Blanchard


Race 20 - Bathurst Car Number: 17 Driver: Steven Johnson Team: Jim Beam Racing Born: 6 September 1974 Starts: 376 Wins: 3 Co-Driver: David Besnard Car Number: 18 Driver: James Moffat Team: Jim Beam Racing Born: 18 June 1984 Starts: 21 Wins: 0 Co-Driver: Matt Halliday

Car Number: 19 Driver: Jonathon Webb Team: Mother Energy Racing Born: 10 December 1983 Starts: 53 Wins: 1 Co-Driver: Richard Lyons

Car Number: 21 Driver: Karl Reindler Team: Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing Born: 18 April 1985 Starts: 46 Wins: 0 Co-Driver: David Wall

Car Number: 30 Driver: Warren Luff Team: Gulf Western Oil Racing Born: 21 April 1976 Starts: 102 Wins: 0 Co-Driver: Nathan Pretty

Car Number: 33 Driver: Lee Holdsworth Team: Fujitsu Racing Born: 2 February 1983 Starts: 188 Wins: 2 Co-Driver: Greg Ritter

Car Number: 34 Driver: Michael Caruso Team: Fujitsu Racing Born: 25 May 1983 Starts: 111 Wins: 1 Co-Driver: Marcus Marshall

Car Number: 39 Driver: Russell Ingall Team: Supercheap Auto Racing Born: 24 February 1964 Starts: 466 Wins: 27 Co-Driver: Jack Perkins

Car Number: 47 Driver: Tim Slade Team: Lucky 7 Racing Born: 3 August 1985 Starts: 70 Wins: 0 Co-Driver: Daniel Gaunt

Car Number: 49 Driver: Steve Owen Team: VIP Petfoods Racing Born: 18 December 1974 Starts: 124 Wins: 1 Co-Driver: Paul Morris

Car Number: 55 Driver: Paul Dumbrell Team: The Bottle-O Racing Born: 1 September 1982 Starts: 264 Wins: 1 Co-Driver: Dean Canto

Car Number: 61 Driver: Fabian Coulthard Team: Bundaberg Racing Born: 28 July 1982 Starts: 147 Wins: 0 Co-Driver: Craig Baird

Car Number: 77 Driver: Grant Denyer Team: Shannons-Mars Racing Born: 12 September 1977 Starts: 5 Wins: 0 Co-Driver: Cameron Waters

Car Number: 88 Driver: Jamie Whincup Team: TeamVodafone Born: 6 February 1983 Starts: 230 Wins: 48 Co-Driver: Andrew Thompson

Car Number: 888 Driver: Craig Lowndes Team: TeamVodafone Born: 21 June 1974 Starts: 432 Wins: 81 Co-Driver: Mark Skaife

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#1 Toll Holden Racing Team JAMES COURTNEY

Nationality: Australian DoB: 29 June 1980 V8 Championship debut: Sandown, 2005 Current Championship Position: 17th Career Highlights: 2010 V8 Supercars Champion, 2001 British Formula Ford Champion, 2002 Jaguar F1 test driver CAMERON McCONVILLE

Nationality: Australian DoB: 22 January 1974 V8 Championship debut: Sandown, 1999 Current Category: V8 Utes Career Highlights: 1st 1992 Australian FFord Series, 1st 2002 Bathurst 24 Hour, 1996 Australian GT-PC Champion

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Glenn Seton)

11

3

2007 (David Besnard)

8

2

2008 (David Besnard)

3

3

2009 (Steven Johnson)

13

24

2010 (Warren Luff )

7

5

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Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Greg Murphy)

8

DNF

2007 (David Reynolds)

18

DNF

2008 (Andrew Jones)

16

DNF

2009 (Jason Richards)

5

2

2010 (Garth Tander)

5

3

THE BAGMAN’S SAY This car couldn’t match the pace of the sister Tander/ Percat entry at Phillip Island, but at least avoided incident to score a top 10 finish. Courtney has excelled on the Mountain in the past however, and isn’t without a chance of pulling off a surprise victory.

#2 Toll Holden Racing Team GARTH TANDER

Nationality: Australian DoB: 31 March 1977 V8 Championship debut: Phillip Island, 1998 Current Championship Position: 5th Career Highlights: 2007 V8 Supercars Champion, 1st 2000 & 2009 Bathurst 1000, 1997 Australian Formula Ford Champion NICK PERCAT Nationality: Australian DoB: 14 September 1988 V8 Championship debut: Phillip Island, 2010 Current Category: V8 Development Series Career Highlights: 2009 Australian FFord Champion, 2nd 2006 Aussie Car Series, 4th 2010 V8 Supercars Development Series

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Mark Skaife)

1

DNF

2007 (Rick Kelly)

3

DNF

2008 (Mark Skaife)

1

12

2009 (Will Davison)

1

1

2010 (Cameron McConville) 5

3

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006

-

-

2007

-

-

2008

-

-

2009

-

-

2010

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Both Tander and Percat showed great pace at Phillip Island, with the youngster arguably the star of the weekend. The car’s speed was inconsistent however - running out of tyres in the final stint. Car #2 looms as the most likely to knock off the dominant TeamVodafone regardless.

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#3 Wilson Security / Tony D’Alberto Racing TONY D”ALBERTO

Nationality: Australian DoB: 9 December 1985 V8 Championship debut: Sandown, 2005 Current Championship Position: 27th Career Highlights: 1st 2007 V8 Development Series, 6th 2007 Bathurst 1000, 5th 2005 V8 Development Series DALE WOOD

Nationality: Australian DoB: 9 June 1983 V8 Championship debut: Phillip Island, 2008 Current Category: Career Highlights: 6th 2008 V8 Development Series, 6th 2006 Australian Formula Ford Championship

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Anthony Tratt)

26

DNF

2007 (Steve Owen)

23

6

2008 (Jason Bargwanna)

24

DNF

2009 (Andrew Thompson)

19

10

2010 (Shane Price)

20

DNF

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Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006

-

-

2007

-

-

2008 (Mark Noske)

26

13

2009 (Jack Perkins)

23

14

2010 (Todd Kelly)

27

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THE BAGMAN’S SAY D’Alberto will be fired up after missing Phillip Island with the chicken pox. Both D’Alberto and Wood have enough starts at Bathurst to know their way around, while the car showed decent speed on the hard tyre at Phillip Island. Can snag a top 10 if everything falls into place.

#4 IRWIN / Stone Brothers Racing ALEX DAVISON

Nationality: Australian DoB: 3 November 1979 V8 Championship debut: Sandown, 2004 Current Championship Position: 9th Career Highlights: 2004 Australian Carrera Cup, 2nd 2008 Le Mans 24 Hour GT2 class, 3rd 1999 Aus FFord Championship DAVID BRABHAM Nationality: Australian DoB: 5 September 1965 V8 Championship debut: Bathurst, 1999 Current Category: FIA GT1 Career Highlights: 1st 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours, 2009 & 2010 ALMS Champion, 1st 1997 Bathurst 1000, 1996 SuperGT Champion

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LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Grant Denyer)

13

9

2007 (Andrew Thompson)

20

8

2008 (Fabian Coulthard)

9

10

2009 (Shane van Gisbergen) 6

13

2010 (David Brabham)

13

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LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Matt Halliday)

14

DNF

2007

-

-

2008

-

-

2009

-

-

2010 (Alex Davison)

18

13

THE BAGMAN’S SAY While both drivers have strong endurance racing backgrounds, car #4 has struggled for speed both at the recent L&H 500 and at last year’s Bathurst. While likely to finish higher than they qualify, a top 10 will be a good result.


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#5 Orrcon Steel / Ford Performance Racing MARK WINTERBOTTOM

Nationality: Australian DoB: 20 May 1981 V8 Championship debut: Sandown, 2003 Current Championship Position: 7th Career Highlights: 2006 Sandown 500 winner, 2003 V8 Development Series winner, 2nd 2002 Aus FFord Championship STEVEN RICHARDS

Nationality: Australian DoB: 11 July 1972 V8 Championship debut: Calder, 1996 Current Category: Carrera Cup Career Highlights: 1998 & 1999 Bathurst 1000 winner, 2000 Canberra 400 winner, 1994 Australian Formula Ford Champion

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Jason Bright)

2

DNF

2007 (Matt Halliday)

1

10

2008 (Steven Richards)

2

4

2009 (Steven Richards)

3

DNF

2010 (Luke Youlden)

1

9

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Paul Dumbrell)

5

5

2007 (Mark Winterbottom)

1

10

2008 (Mark Winterbottom)

2

4

2009 (Mark Winterbottom)

3

DNF

2010 (James Moffat)

14

11

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Winterbottom and FPR have been incredibly fast at Bathurst in recent years. The Orrcon Falcon sits alongside the #2 HRT car as the most likely to push TeamVodafone, despite being slightly off the pace at Phillip Island. Richards has a wealth of experience which could shine through on Sunday.

#6 Trading Post / Ford Performance Racing WILL DAVISON

Nationality: Australian DoB: 30 August 1982 V8 Championship debut: Winton, 2004 Current Championship Position: 6th Career Highlights: Winner 2009 Bathurst 1000 & PI 500, 2nd 2009 V8 Supercars Championship, 2001 Aus FFord Champ LUKE YOULDEN Nationality: Australian DoB: 27 January 1978 V8 Championship debut: Queensland, 2000 Current Category: Career Highlights: 2000 Aus FFord Champion, 2nd 2004 V8 Development Series, 3rd 2003 Bathurst 1000

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Steven Johnson)

10

DNF

2007 (Steven Johnson)

4

3

2008 (Steven Johnson)

7

6

2009 (Garth Tander)

1

1

2010 (David Reynolds)

6

DNF

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Russell Ingall)

9

4

2007 (Russell Ingall)

10

DNF

2008 (Dean Canto)

17

7

2009 (Dean Canto)

18

DNF

2010 (Mark Winterbottom)

1

9

THE BAGMAN’S SAY The Davison/Youlden entry overshadowed car #5 at Phillip Island - taking pole and a fine podium finish. Didn’t have the tyre life to match the Vodafone Holdens in the race, but will again challenge for the podium at Bathurst. Youlden will take great confidence from Phillip Island, where he matched it with the best of the co-drivers.

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#7 Jack Daniel’s / Kelly Racing TODD KELLY

Nationality: Australian DoB: 9 October 1979 V8 Championship debut: Eastern Creek, 1999 Current Championship Position: 23rd Career Highlights: 2005 Bathurst 1000 winner, 2003 Sandown 500 winner, 2nd 1998 Australian Drivers’ Championship DAVID RUSSELL

Nationality: Australian DoB: 4 January 1982 V8 Championship debut: Bathurst, 2003 Current Category: V8 Development Series Career Highlights: 3rd 2009 V8 Development Series, 3rd 2008 Australian Carrera Cup Championship

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Rick Kelly)

3

2

2007 (Mark Skaife)

2

DNF

2008 (Shane Price)

18

17

2009 (Rick Kelly)

7

8

2010 (Dale Wood))

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LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006

-

-

2007

-

-

2008

-

-

2009

-

-

2010 (Jonathon Webb)

17

19

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Ironically, the fact that the Jack Daniel’s cars were off the pace at Phillip Island could be a positive heading to Bathurst, with the cars having been fast at the Island but slow on the Mountain last year. Russell hasn’t had many B1000 starts but has done a lot of laps in the Fujitsu Series. Another car looking at the top 10.

#8 Team BOC / Brad Jones Racing JASON BRIGHT

Nationality: Australian DoB: 7 March 1973 V8 Championship debut: Symmons Plains, 1997 Current Championship Position: 10th Career Highlights: 1998 Bathurst 1000 winner, 1995 Australian FFord Champion, 2006 Sandown 500 winner ANDREW JONES Nationality: Australian DoB: 24 June 1980 V8 Championship debut: Bathurst, 2002 Current Category: V8 Development Series Career Highlights: 2004 V8 Development Series winner, 4th 2005 Bathurst 1000, 3rd 2010 Phillip Island 500

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LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Mark Winterbottom)

2

DNF

2007 (Adam Macrow)

13

DNF

2008 (Adam Macrow)

12

9

2009 (Karl Reindler)

12

11

2010 (Matt Halliday)

8

4

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Jason Richards)

4

DNF

2007 (Simon Wills)

15

DNF

2008 (Cameron McConville) 16

DNF

2009 (Brad Jones)

22

23

2010 (Jason Richards)

DNQ

23

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Bright was dynamite here last year, topping Friday qualifying before charging from outside the top 10 to fourth in the final stint of the race. Jones wasn’t as fast as some expected at Phillip Island, which may require Bright to triple-stint home if the car is going to have a winning chance.


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Race 20 - Bathurst

#9 SP Tools / Stone Brothers Racing SHANE VAN GISBERGEN

Nationality: New Zealander DoB: 9 May 1989 V8 Championship debut: Oran Park, 2007 Current Championship Position: 3rd Career Highlights: 1st 2011 ITM400 Hamilton (Race 6), 2005/06 NZ FFord Champion, 2nd 2006/07 Toyota Racing Series JOHN McINTYRE

Nationality: New Zealander DoB: 10 March 1977 V8 Championship debut: Queensland, 2002 Current Category: V8SuperTourers Career Highlights: 2006/07, 2007/08, 2010/11 NZV8 Champion, 2nd Race 20 2010 V8 Supercars Championship

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006

-

-

2007 (John McIntyre)

29

DNF

2008 (Jonathon Webb)

13

DNF

2009 (Alex Davison)

6

13

2010 (John McIntyre)

13

21

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006

-

-

2007 (Shane van Gisbergen) 29

DNF

2008

-

-

2009 (Daniel Gaunt)

21

19

2010 (Shane van Gisbergen) 13

21

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Tyre issues hurt this car badly in the closing stages as Phillip Island, as well as at Bathurst last year. If those issues can be sorted, this Kiwi pairing is a clear podium chance. Odds of victory will shorten dramatically if weather arrives on Sunday.

#11 Pepsi Max / Kelly Racing GREG MURPHY

Nationality: New Zealander DoB: 23 August 1972 V8 Championship debut: Calder, 1997 Current Championship Position: 15th Career Highlights: Winner 1996, 1999, 2003 & 2004 Bathurst 1000, Winner 1996 & 97 Sandown 500, Winner 2003 Bathurst 24 Hour ALLAN SIMONSEN Nationality: Danish DoB: 5 July 1978 V8 Championship debut: Sandown, 2003 Current Category: Le Mans Series Career Highlights: 2007 Australian GT Champion, 2nd 2010 Le Mans 24 Hour LM GT2 class, 5th 2007 Bathurst 1000

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Cameron McConville) 8

DNF

2007 (Jason Richards)

7

4

2008 (Jason Richards)

6

2

2009 (Mark Skaife)

10

4

2010 (Allan Simonsen)

9

6

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Richard Lyons)

20

12

2007 (Richard Lyons)

16

5

2008

-

-

2009 (James Thompson)

17

DNF

2010 (Greg Murphy)

9

6

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Both drivers are highly experienced at Bathurst, with Murphy seemingly always fighting for a top five spot at the end of 161 laps. Simonsen wasn’t outstanding at Phillip island, but is expected to improve for Bathurst. Repeating last year’s top six finish in the PMM car would be a great result.

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#12 Triple F Racing DEAN FIORE

Nationality: Australian DoB: 1 December 1983 V8 Championship debut: Adelaide, 2009 Current Championship Position: 25th Career Highlights: 2nd 2008 Australian Carrera Cup Championship, 4th 2005 Australian Formula Ford Championship MICHAEL PATRIZI

Nationality: Australian DoB: 4 May 1984 V8 Championship debut: Adelaide, 2008 Current Category: Carrera Cup Career Highlights: 2nd 2005 Formula BMW Asia,, 8th 2006 Formula BMW UK, 18th 2007 Formula 3 Euroseries

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006

-

-

2007

-

-

2008

-

-

2009 (Troy Bayliss)

32

DNF

2010 (Michael Patrizi)

25

DNF

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006

-

-

2007

-

-

2008 (Karl Reindler)

21

19

2009 (Fabian Coulthard)

11

DNF

2010 (Dean Fiore)

23

DNF

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Both Fiore and Patrizi have poor Bathurst records and should be happy to finish after the former crashed out last year. Won’t be the slowest car at Bathurst, but finishing position is again likely to be determined by the fortunes of others.

#14 Jana Living / Brad Jones Racing JASON BARGWANNA

Nationality: Australian DoB: 26 April 1972 V8 Championship debut: Sandown, 1998 Current Championship Position: 19th Career Highlights: 2000 Bathurst 1000 winner, 2nd 1997 Aus Drivers’ Champ, 2nd 1996 Aus FFord Champ SHANE PRICE Nationality: Australian DoB: 26 December 1986 V8 Championship debut: Sandown, 2006 Current Category: Career Highlights: 2nd 2006 V8 Development Series, 2nd 2005 Australian FFord Championship

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LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Craig Baird)

17

10

2007 (Grant Denyer)

21

7

2008 (Tony D’Alberto)

24

DNF

2009 (Mark Noske)

15

6

2010 (Glenn Seton)

19

DNF

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Jack Perkins)

27

DNF

2007 (Jack Perkins)

26

DNF

2008 (Todd Kelly)

18

17

2009 (Steve Owen)

20

16

2010 (Tony D’Alberto)

20

DNF

THE BAGMAN’S SAY This car won’t feature in the top 10 shootout, but Bargwanna is a former Bathurst winner and can be expected to grind out a top 15 finish if Price holds up his end of the bargain.


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Race 20 - Bathurst

#15 Jack Daniel’s / Kelly Racing RICK KELLY

Nationality: Australian DoB: 17 January 1983 V8 Championship debut: Queensland, 2001 Current Championship Position: 4th Career Highlights: 2006 V8 Supercars Champion, 2003 & 04 Bathurst 1000 winner, 2001 Australian Drivers’ Champion OWEN KELLY

Nationality: Australian DoB: 12 March 1977 V8 Championship debut: Queensland, 2001 Current Category: Career Highlights: 4th 2007 V8 Development Series, 3rd 2007 Sandown 500, 5th 2010 NASCAR NWS Road America

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Todd Kelly)

3

2

2007 (Garth Tander)

3

DNF

2008 (Paul Dumbrell)

4

20

2009 (Todd Kelly)

7

8

2010 (Owen Kelly)

12

16

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Mark Noske)

24

15

2007 (Matt Halliday)

24

13

2008

-

-

2009 (Paul Morris)

9

15

2010 (Rick Kelly)

12

16

THE BAGMAN’S SAY This team was thoroughly unconvincing at Bathurst in 2010, but it would be no surprise to see Rick and Owen Kelly on the podium this weekend. Tyre life was an issue last year, and at the recent L&H 500, while Owen Kelly is one of the safest, if not quite the fastest, codrivers. Will be in the top six barring disaster.

#16 Stratco / Kelly Racing DAVID REYNOLDS

Nationality: Australian DoB: 3 July 1985. V8 Championship debut: Sandown, 2007 Current Championship Position: 18th Career Highlights: 2007 Aus Carrera Cup Champion, 2004 Aus Formula Ford Champion, 4th 2008 V8 Development Series TIM BLANCHARD Nationality: Australian DoB: 30 June 1987 V8 Championship debut: Phillip Island, 2010 Current Category: V8 Development Series Career Highlights: 2007 Aus FFord Champion, 2nd 2008 British FFord Championship, 2nd 2010 V8 Dev Series

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006

-

-

2007 (Cameron McConville) 18

DNF

2008

-

-

2009 (Andy Priaulx)

25

12

2010 (Will Davison)

6

DNF

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006

-

-

2007

-

-

2008

-

-

2009

-

-

2010

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Many are looking forward to seeing Reynolds attack Bathurst in qualifying, with the Stratco Commodore looming as a Shootout contender. Seemed destined for the podium before Davison’s crash here last year. Car is an outside chance of the top five, pending Blanchard’s form in his maiden 1000 outing.

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Race 20 - Bathurst

#17 Jim Beam / Dick Johnson Racing STEVEN JOHNSON

Nationality: Australian DoB: 6 September 1974 V8 Championship debut: Oran Park, 1994 Current Championship Position: 8th Career Highlights: 1st 2001 Queensland 500, 1st 2001 Canberra 400, 5th 2001 V8 Supercars Championship DAVID BESNARD

Nationality: Australian DoB: 21 January 1977 V8 Championship debut: Queensland, 2000 Current Category: Career Highlights: 2002 Queensland 500 winner, 1996 Australia FFord Champion, 1998 US FFord 2000 Champion

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Will Davison)

10

DNF

2007 (Will Davison)

4

3

2008 (Will Davison)

7

6

2009 (James Courtney)

13

24

2010 (Marcus Marshall)

11

12

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Max Wilson)

22

14

2007 (James Courtney)

8

2

2008 (James Courtney)

3

3

2009 (Greg Ritter)

16

9

2010 (Lee Holdsworth)

4

7

THE BAGMAN’S SAY While the team is likely to prove that its Phillip Island disaster was a one-off, the DJR FGs have lacked the outright pace needed to score a podium on the Mountain over the last two years. This is a strong pairing however, and should contend for a top six finish.

#18 Jim Beam / Dick Johnson Racing JAMES MOFFAT

Nationality: Australian DoB: 18 June 1984 V8 Championship debut: Phillip Island, 2010 Current Championship Position: 21st Career Highlights: 2nd 2009 V8 Development Series, 3rd 2008 Aus Carrera Cup, 3rd 2007 Aus FFord Championship MATTEW HALLIDAY Nationality: New Zealander DoB: 14 July 1979 V8 Championship debut: Sandown, 2004 Current Category: Porsche Supercup Career Highlights: 2nd 2004/05, 2005/06, 2006/07 NZ Porsche GT3 Challenge Cup, 2nd 2008 New Zealand Grand Prix

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006

-

-

2007

-

-

2008

-

-

2009

-

-

2010 (Steven Richards)

14

11

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Cameron McLean)

14

DNF

2007 (Mark Winterbottom)

24

13

2008 (Marcus Marshall)

22

14

2009

-

-

2010 (Jason Bright)

8

4

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Car #18 is unlikely to match the pace of its sister entry, with Moffat competing in just his second 1000 and Halliday proving uncompetitive last year. A top 10 is not beyond this entry however.

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#19 Mother Energy / Tekno Autosports JONATHON WEBB

Nationality: Australian DoB: 10 December 1983 V8 Championship debut: Sandown, 2006 Current Championship Position: 24th Career Highlights: 1st 2009 V8 Development Series, 3rd 2005 Aus Carrera Cup, 2010 V8 Supercars Race 26 winner RICHARD LYONS

Nationality: Irish DoB: 8 August 1979 V8 Championship debut: Sandown, 2006 Current Category: Career Highlights: 2004 Formula Nippon Champion, 2004 SuperGT Champion, 5th 2007 Bathurst 1000

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Marcus Marshall)

20

DNF

2007 (John Bowe)

25

14

2008 (Shane van Gisbergen) 13

DNF

2009 (Warren Luff )

14

DNF

2010 (David Russell)

17

19

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Allan Simonsen)

20

12

2007 (Allan Simonsen)

16

5

2008

-

-

2009

-

-

2010

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Despite Webb’s experience at the circuit, which includes dominant wins in the Fujitsu Series races, the Mother Falcon won’t see the top 10 on speed this year. Lyons scored a top five here in his last start, but that was four years ago and getting up to speed in time for Sunday will be a big task.

#21 Fair Dinkum / Brad Jones Racing KARL REINDLER

Nationality: Australian DoB: 18 April 1985 V8 Championship debut: Bathurst, 2008 Current Championship Position: 26th Career Highlights: 2004 Australian F3 Champion, 8th 2008 V8 Development Series, 3rd 2006 A1GP Shanghai Feature Race DAVID WALL Nationality: Australian DoB: 19 January 1983 V8 Championship debut: Phillip Island, 2009 Current Category: V8 Development Series Career Highlights: 2009 & 2010 Australian GT Champion, 3rd 2007 Australian GT Championship

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LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006

-

-

2007

-

-

2008 (Michael Patrizi)

22

19

2009 (Jason Bright)

12

11

2010 (David Wall)

22

15

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006

-

-

2007

-

-

2008

-

-

2009 (Leanne Tander)

29

18

2010 (Karl Reindler)

22

15

THE BAGMAN’S SAY This pairing was one of the standouts at Bathurst last year, with a combination of solid driving and inspired strategy only undone by tyre issues in the final stint. Will be looking for a top 10 this year, but is highly unlikely to achieve that based on raw speed.


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#30 Gulf Western Oil / LD Motorsport WARREN LUFF

Nationality: Australian DoB: 21 April 1976 V8 Championship debut: Queensland, 1999 Current Championship Position: 28th Career Highlights: 1st 2002 & 2003 V8 Utes Series, 2nd 2005 V8 Development Series, 1st 1999 & 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage Cup NATHAN PRETTY

Nationality: Australian DoB: 7 July 1973 V8 Championship debut: Barbagallo, 1999 Current Category: V8 Utes Career Highlights: 1st 2002 Bathurst 24 Hour, 2nd 2003 Bathurst 24 Hour, 2nd 2004 Australian Nations Cup

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Adam Macrow)

21

DNF

2007 (Allan Gurr)

22

DNF

2008 (Steve Owen)

15

11

2009 (Jonathon Webb)

14

DNF

2010 (James Courtney)

7

5

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

2006 (Paul Weel)

Race 8

2007 (Glenn Seton)

14

11

2008 (Jack Perkins)

19

8

2009 (Ben Collins)

24

20

2010 (Mark Noske)

26

17

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Luff again proved that he can do the job in a good car at Bathurst last year, but doesn’t have the same opportunity to shine in his current environment. A lead lap finish will be a great result.

#33 Fujitsu / Garry Rogers Motorsport LEE HOLDSWORTH

Nationality: Australian DoB: 3 July 1985. V8 Championship debut: Sandown, 2004 Current Championship Position: 11th Career Highlights: 1st 2010 V8 Supercars Race 26 (Sydney), 1st 2007 V8 Supercars Round 8 (Oran Park), 3rd 2009 Bathurst 1000 GREG RITTER Nationality: Australian DoB: 20 February 1973 V8 Championship debut: Bathurst, 1999 Current Category: Career Highlights: 1999 Australian Formula Ford Championship, 2004 Sandown 500 winner, 4th 2001 Bathurst 1000

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Dean Canto)

7

17

2007 (Dean Canto)

5

DNF

2008 (Michael Caruso)

14

DNF

2009 (Michael Caruso)

4

3

2010 (David Besnard)

4

7

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Cameron McLean)

16

13

2007 (Cameron McLean)

11

9

2008 (Steven Ellery)

23

16

2009 (David Besnard)

16

9

2010 (Michael Caruso)

15

10

THE BAGMAN’S SAY This car was the strongest non-Vodafone car at Bathurst in 2010, and is expected to be again on the pace despite sitting outside the top 10 in the championship. Ritter moves over from the #34 entry to partner Holdsworth this year and continues to prove his class as a twice-per-year driver

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#34 Fujitsu / Garry Rogers Motorsport MICHAEL CARUSO

Nationality: Australian DoB: 2 February 25 May 1983 V8 Championship debut: Bathurst, 2006 Current Championship Position: 14th Career Highlights: 2003 Australian Formula 3 Champion, 3rd 2009 Bathurst 1000, 1st 2009 V8 Supercars Race 10 (Hidden Valley) MARCUS MARSHALL

Nationality: Australian DoB: 25 November 1978 V8 Championship debut: Sandown, 2003 Current Category: Career Highlights: 2nd 2003 Aus Carrera Cup, 3rd 2002 Aus FFord Championship, 1st 2004 British Formula 3 Round 18 Silverstone

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Dale Brede)

25

DNF

2007 (Grant Denyer)

31

15

2008 (Lee Holdsworth)

14

DNF

2009 (Lee Holdsworth)

4

3

2010 (Greg Ritter)

15

10

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Jonathon Webb)

28

DNF

2007 (Kayne Scott)

17

DNF

2008 (Matt Halliday)

22

14

2009

-

-

2010 (Steven Johnson)

11

12

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Both Caruso and Marshall have extensive Bathurst experience. The #34 entry may not have the outright pace of the #33, but a top 10 finish would be no surprise.

#39 Supercheap / Paul Morris Motorsport RUSSELL INGALL

Nationality: Australian DoB: 24 February 1964 V8 Championship debut: Eastern Creek, 1996 Current Championship Position: 22nd Career Highlights: 2005 V8 Supercars Champion, winner 1995 & 97 Bathurst 1000,1998 Sandown 500 & 1999 QLD 500 JACK PERKINS Nationality: Australian DoB: 22 August 1986 V8 Championship debut: Sandown, 2006 Current Category: V8 Development Series Career Highlights: 3rd 2006 V8 Development Series, 5th 2008 V8 Development Series, 5th 2010 L&H 500

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LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Luke Youlden)

9

4

2007 (Luke Youlden)

10

DNF

2008 (Paul Morris)

8

18

2009 (Owen Kelly)

9

15

2010 (Paul Morris)

16

8

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Shane Price)

27

DNF

2007 (Shane Price)

26

DNF

2008 (Nathan Pretty)

19

8

2009 (Dale Wood)

23

14

2010 (Tim Slade)

25

18

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Another experienced combination that will fancy their chances of a top 10 despite lacking outright car speed. Perkins has run strongly in the Fujitsu Series and may well out-pace his highly credentialed lead driver.


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#47 Lucky 7 / Stone Brothers Racing TIM SLADE

Nationality: Australian DoB: 3 August 1985 V8 Championship debut: Adelaide, 2009 Current Championship Position: 13th Career Highlights: 2nd 2005 Australian Formula Ford Championship,

DANIEL GAUNT

Nationality: New Zealand DoB: 27 February 1985 V8 Championship debut: Symmons Plains, 2008 Current Category: Carrera Cup Career Highlights: 2003 Australian Drivers’ Champion, 2006/07 Toyota Racing Series Champion

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006

-

-

2007

-

-

2008

-

-

2009 (Paul Morris)

27

7

2010 (Jack Perkins)

25

18

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006

-

-

2007

-

-

2008

-

-

2009 (John McIntyre)

21

19

2010

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY The #47 Falcon was off the pace at Phillip Island eliminating any momentum built by Slade’s brilliant run at the previous event in Ipswich. Gaunt has only one previous Bathurst 1000 start, but has been a standout in this year’s Carrera Cup. Speed of this car is very hard to predict, especially considering last year’s struggles

#49 VIP Petfoods / Paul Morris Motorsport STEVE OWEN

Nationality: Australian DoB: 18 December 1974 V8 Championship debut: Bathurst, 1999 Current Championship Position: 16th Career Highlights: 1st 2008 & 2010 V8 Development Series, 1st 2010 V8 Supercars Race 20 (Gold Coast) PAUL MORRIS Nationality: Australian DoB: 22 December 1967 V8 Championship debut: Amaroo, 1992 Current Category: V8 Development Series Career Highlights: 1st 1995, 97, 99 & 00/01 Australian Super Touring Championship, 1st 1999 Bathurst 500

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LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Tony Longhurst)

19

7

2007 (Tony D’Alberto)

23

6

2008 (Warren Luff )

15

11

2009 (Shane Price)

20

16

2010 (Jamie Whincup)

3

2

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Steve Ellery)

15

6

2007 (Steve Ellery)

27

DNF

2008 (Russell Ingall)

8

18

2009 (Owen Kelly)

27

7

2010 (Russell Ingall)

16

8

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Excellent record at the Mount and did a strong job alongside Whincup last year, so knows what a Triple Eight designed VE should feel like at Bathurst. Morris has kept sharp via the Fujitsu Series but wasn’t among the fastest co-drivers at Phillip island. One of many potential top 10 contenders.


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#55 The Bottle-O / Rod Nash Racing PAUL DUMBRELL

Nationality: Australian DoB: 1 September 1982 V8 Championship debut: Symmons Plains, 1999 Current Championship Position: 20th Career Highlights: 1st 2002 V8 Development Series, 1st 2010 V8 Supercars Race 23 (Sandown), 2nd 2001 V8 Development Series DEAN CANTO

Nationality: Australian DoB: 24 September 1980 V8 Championship debut: Queensland, 1999 Current Category: Career Highlights: 1st 2000 & 2005 V8 Development Series, 1st 2006 V8 Supercars Championship Round 4 Race 2 (Winton)

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Steve Richards)

8

5

2007 (Paul Weel)

12

12

2008 (Rick Kelly)

4

20

2009 (Craig Baird)

8

21

2010 (Dean Canto)

10

14

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Lee Holdsworth)

7

17

2007 (Lee Holdsworth)

5

DNF

2008 (Luke Youlden)

17

7

2009 (Luke Youlden)

18

DNF

2010 (Paul Dumbrell)

10

14

THE BAGMAN’S SAY This car had a horror run in the L&H 500, with qualifying speed let down by incidents with both drivers at the wheel. Dumbrell has proven exceptionally fast at Bathurst in previous years, and will be fired up for a strong result in his final 1000 as a full-time driver. An outside chance for the top five.

#61 Bundaberg / Walkinshaw Racing FABIAN COULTHARD

Nationality: New Zealander DoB: 28 July 1982 V8 Championship debubt: Oran Park, 2004 Current Championship Position: 12th Career Highlights: 2005 Australian Carrera Cup Champion, 2001 NZ Formula Ford Champion, 3rd 2004 Australian Carrera Cup CRAIG BAIRD Nationality: New Zealand DoB: 22 July 1970 V8 Championship debut: Queensland, 1999 Current Category: Carrera Cup Career Highlights: 2006 & 2008 Australian Carrera Cup Champion, 2009/10 NZV8 Champion

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Paul Radisich)

23

DNF

2007 (Chris Pither)

28

16

2008 (Alex Davison)

9

10

2009 (Michael Patrizi)

11

DNF

2010 (Craig Baird)

21

DNF

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Jason Bargwanna)

17

10

2007 (Paul Radisich)

9

DNF

2008 (Glenn Seton)

20

DNF

2009 (Paul Dumbrell)

8

21

2010 (Fabian Coulthard)

21

DNF

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Both Kiwis have poor records at Bathurst, which weren’t helped by last year’s spectacular Lap 1 disaster. This entry is unlikely to make the top 10 shootout, but a trouble free run in the race will see the car close to the top 10.

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#77 Shannons-MARS / Kelly Racing GRANT DENYER

Nationality: Australian DoB: 12 September 1977 V8 Championship debut: Sandown, 2006 Current Category: Career Highlights: 2005 Mike Kable Rookie Of The Year, 2008 Development Series win Sandown, 2011 2nd Suncoast Rally CAMERON WATERS

Nationality: Australian DoB: 3 August 1994 V8 Championship debut: Bathurst, 2011 Current Category: Formula Ford Career Highlights: 2010 Australian Formula Ford Rookie of the Year, current leader of 2011 Australian FFord Championship

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Alex Davison)

13

9

2007 (Michael Caruso)

31

15

2008

-

-

2009

-

-

2010

-

-

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006

-

-

2007

-

-

2008

-

-

2009

-

-

2010

-

-

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Although one of the most publicised entries in the race, Denyer and reality television show winning Waters should be aiming just to finish considering the former’s lack of recent seat time and the latter’s experience deficit. Should qualify slowest, so any finishing position will be a good result.

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#88 TeamVodafone / Triple Eight JAMIE WHINCUP

Nationality: Australian DoB: 6 February 1983 V8 Championship debut: Queensland, 2002 Current Championship Position: 1st Career Highlights: 2008 & 2009 V8 champion, 1st 2006, 2007 & 2008 Bathurst 1000, 2002 Aus Formula Ford Champion ANDREW THOMPSON

Nationality: Australian DoB: 11 March 1987 V8 Championship debut: Sandown, 2007 Current Category: V8 Development Series Career Highlights: 8th 2006 V8 Development Series, 11th 2007 V8 Development Series

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Craig Lowndes)

6

1

2007 (Craig Lowndes)

6

1

2008 (Craig Lowndes)

5

1

2009 (Craig Lowndes)

2

5

2010 (Steve Owen)

3

2

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006

-

-

2007 (Alex Davison)

20

8

2008

-

-

2009 (Tony D’Alberto)

19

10

2010 (Ryan Briscoe)

24

25

THE BAGMAN’S SAY Whincup has been in Lowndes’ shadow at Bathurst since joining Triple Eight, and will be super determined to change that this weekend. Thompson’s wet weather form is a concern, but his performance in dry conditions should be sound. This car is a big chance to win.

#888 TeamVodafone / Triple Eight CRAIG LOWNDES

Nationality: Australian DoB: 21 June 1974 V8 Championship debut: Calder Park, 1996 Current Championship Position: 2nd Career Highlights: 1996, 1998 & 1999 V8 Supercars Champion, 1st 1996, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010 Bathurst 1000 MARK SKAIFE Nationality: Australian DoB: 3 April 1967 V8 Championship debut: Sandown, 1987 Current Category: Career Highlights: 1992, 1994, 2000, 2001 & 2002 V8 Supercars Champion, 1st 1991, 1992, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2010 Bathurst 1000

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LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Jamie Whincup)

6

1

2007 (Jamie Whincup)

6

1

2008 (Jamie Whincup)

5

1

2009 (Jamie Whincup)

2

5

2010 (Mark Skaife)

2

1

LATEST BATHURST 1000 RESULTS

Year (Co-driver)

Grid

Race

2006 (Garth Tander)

1

DNF

2007 (Todd Kelly)

2

DNF

2008 (Garth Tander)

1

12

2009 (Greg Murphy)

10

4

2010 (Craig Lowndes)

2

1

THE BAGMAN’S SAY This pair deserves to be the overwhelming favourites after winning here last year and at Phillip Island recently. Will be pushed all the way by the Whincup/Thompson entry, but it would be foolish to bet against Lowndes if the race comes down to a straight fight in the closing stages.


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COLOUR

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The pole-sitting Ford Performance Racing entry led TeamVodafone into the first corner of the 2010 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, but there was to be no maiden Mountain win for the Ford squad

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CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS - TOP 28 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

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Jamie Whincup TeamVodafone Craig Lowndes Team Vodafone Shane van Gisbergen SP Tools Racing Rick Kelly Jack Daniel’s Racing Garth Tander Toll Holden Racing Team Will Davison Trading Post Racing FPR Mark Winterbottom Orrcon Steel FPR Steven Johnson Jim Beam Racing Alex Davison IRWIN Racing Jason Bright Team BOC Lee Holdsworth Fujitsu Racing Fabian Coulthard Bundaberg Racing Tim Slade Lucky 7 Racing Michael Caruso Fujitsu Racing Greg Murphy Pepsi Max Crew Steve Owen VIP Petfoods Racing James Courtney Toll Holden Racing Team David Reynolds Stratco Racing Jason Bargwanna Jana Living Racing Paul Dumbrell The Bottle-O Racing James Moffat Jim Beam Racing Russell Ingall Supercheap Auto Racing Todd Kelly Jack Daniel’s Racing Jonathon Webb Mother Energy Racing Dean Fiore Triple F Racing Karl Reindler Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing Tony D’Alberto Wilson Security Racing Warren Luff Gulf Western Oil Racing

Holden Commodore VEII Holden Commodore VEII Ford Falcon FG Holden Commodore VEII Holden Commodore VEII Ford Falcon FG Ford Falcon FG Ford Falcon FG Ford Falcon FG Holden Commodore VEII Holden Commodore VEII Holden Commodore VEII Ford Falcon FG Holden Commodore VEII Holden Commodore VEII Holden Commodore VEII Holden Commodore VEII Holden Commodore VEII Holden Commodore VEII Ford Falcon FG Ford Falcon FG Holden Commodore VEII Holden Commodore VEII Ford Falcon FG Ford Falcon FG Holden Commodore VEII Ford Falcon FG Holden Commodore VEII

2145 2053 1716 1418 1321 1302 1321 1345 1255 1117 1140 1127 1109 921 893 865 819 784 849 843 858 837 721 736 631 644 661 462


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PREVIOUS RACE WINNERS

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PAST WINNERS Year 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1997 1998 1998 1999

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Driver(s) John Roxburgh/Frank Coad Bob Jane/Harry Firth Bob Jane/Harry Firth Harry Firth/Bob Jane Bob Jane/George Reynolds Bo Seton/Midge Bosworth Rauno Aaltonen/Bob Holden Harry Firth/Fred Gibson Bruce McPhee/Barry Mulholland Colin Bond/Tony Roberts Allan Moffat Allan Moffat Peter Brock Allan Moffat/Ian Geoghegan John Goss/Kevin Bartlett Peter Brock/Brian Sampson Bob Morris/John Fitzpatrick Allan Moffat/Jacky Ickx Peter Brock/Jim Richards Peter Brock/Jim Richards Peter Brock/Jim Richards Dick Johnson/John French Peter Brock/Larry Perkins P.Brock/L.Perkins/J.Harvey Peter Brock/Larry Perkins Armin Hahne/John Goss Allan Grice/Graeme Bailey P.Brock/D.Parsons/P.McLeod Tony Longhurst/Tomas Mezera Dick Johnson/John Bowe Allan Grice/Win Percy Jim Richards/Mark Skaife Jim Richards/Mark Skaife Larry Perkins/Gregg Hansford Dick Johnson/John Bowe Larry Perkins/Russell Ingall Craig Lowndes/Greg Murphy Geoff Brabham/David Brabham Larry Perkins/Russell Ingall Rickard Rydell/Jim Richards Jason Bright/Steven Richards Greg Murphy/Steven Richards

Team Car S.A. Cheney Vauxhall Cresta Autoland Mercedes-Benz 220SE Ford Motor Company Ford Falcon XL Ford Australia Ford Cortina GT Ford Australia Ford Cortina GT Fairfield Motors Ford Cortina GT500 BMC Works Team Morris Cooper S Ford Australia Ford Falcon XR GT Wyong Motors Holden Monaro GTS 327 Holden Dealer Team Holden Monaro GTS 350 Ford Motor Company Ford Falcon XW GT-HO Ford Motor Company Ford Falcon XY GT-HO Holden Dealer Team Holden Torana XU-1 Ford Motor Company Ford Falcon XA GT McLeod Ford Ford Falcon XA GT Gown-Hindhaugh Holden Torana L34 Ron Hodgson Motors Holden Torana L34 Moffat Ford Dealers Ford Falcon XC Holden Dealer Team Holden Torana A9X Holden Dealer Team Holden Torana A9X Holden Dealer Team Holden Commodore VC Tru-Blu/Dick Johnson Racing Ford Falcon XD Holden Dealer Team Holden Commodore VH Holden Dealer Team Holden Commodore VH Holden Dealer Team Holden Commodore VK JRA Ltd/Jaguar Racing Jaguar XJS Chickadee Chicken Holden Commodore VK Mobil HDT Racing Holden Commodore VL Benson & Hedges Racing Ford Sierra RS500 Shell Ultra-Hi Racing Ford Sierra RS500 Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore VL TWR Nissan/Gibson Motor Sport Nissan GT-R Winfield/Gibson Motor Sport Nissan GT-R Castrol Perkins Racing Holden Commodore VP Shell-FAI/Dick Johnson Racing Ford Falcon EB Castrol Perkins Racing Holden Commodore VR Mobil Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore VR Diet-Coke BMW Racing BMW 320i Castrol Perkins Racing Holden Commodore VS Volvo S40 Racing/TWR Volvo S40 Pirtek Racing/SBR Ford Falcon EL Wynn’s/Gibson Motor Sport Holden Commodore VT


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Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Driver(s) Garth Tander/Jason Bargwanna Mark Skaife/Tony Longhurst Mark Skaife/Jim Richards Greg Murphy/Rick Kelly Greg Murphy/Rick Kelly Mark Skaife/Todd Kelly Craig Lowndes/Jamie Whincup Craig Lowndes/Jamie Whincup Craig Lowndes/Jamie Whincup Garth Tander/Will Davison Craig Lowndes/Mark Skaife

Team Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Racing Team Holden Racing Team Kmart Racing Kmart Racing Holden Racing Team Team Betta Electrical TeamVodafone TeamVodafone Toll Holden Racing Team TeamVodafone

Car Holden Commodore VT Holden Commodore VX Holden Commodore VX Holden Commodore VY Holden Commodore VY Holden Commodore VZ Ford Falcon BA Ford Falcon BF Ford Falcon BF Holden Commodore VE Holden Commodore VE II

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS THURSDAY

Start - Finish Category Duration 0800 - 0820 Australian GT 20 minutes 0835 - 0855 Touring Car Masters 20 minutes 0910 - 0950 Fujitsu V8 Supercars 40 minutes 1005 - 1025 Carrera Cup 20 minutes 1040 - 1130 V8 Supercars 50 minutes 1255 - 1340 V8 Supercars 45 minutes 1355 - 1415 V8 Ute Series 20 minutes 1430 - 1450 Australian GT 20 minutes 1505 - 1555 V8 Supercars 50 minutes 1610 - 1650 Fujitsu V8 Supercars 40 minutes 1705 - 1725 Touring Car Masters 20 minutes

Session Practice 1 Practice Practice 1 Practice 1 Practice - Part 1 All Drivers Practice - Part 2 Co-Drivers Practice 1 Practice 2 Practice - Part 3 All Drivers Practice 2 Qualifying

FRIDAY

Start - Finish Category 0800 - 0820 V8 Ute Series 0835 - 0905 Fujitsu V8 Supercars 0925 - 1010 V8 Supercars 1025 - 1045 Carrera Cup 1100 - 1150 V8 Supercars 1320 Fujitsu V8 Supercars 1410 - 1430 V8 Ute Series 1445 - 1525 V8 Supercars 1540 - 1600 Australian GT 1615 - 1635 Carrera Cup

Duration 20 minutes 30 minutes 45 minutes 20 minutes 50 minutes 14 Laps 20 minutes 40 minutes 20 minutes 20 minutes

Session Practice 2 Qualifying Practice - Part 4 Co-Drivers Practice 2 Practice - Part 5 All Drivers Race 1 Qualifying Qualifying Qualifying Qualifying

SATURDAY

Start - Finish Category 0800 - 0830 Australian GT 0845 - 0905 Touring Car Masters 0950 - 1010 Carrera Cup 1025 - 1115 V8 Supercars 1130 - 1150 V8 Ute Series 1205 - 1235 Australia GT 1410 Fujitsu V8 Supercars 1505 - 1525 Touring Car Masters 1545 - 1630 V8 Supercars 1645 - 1705 Carrera Cup 1720 - 1740 V8 Ute Series

Duration 30 minutes 7 Laps 20 minutes 50 minutes 7 Laps 30 minutes 14 Laps 7 Laps 45 minutes 20 minutes 7 Laps

Session Race 1 Race 1 Race 1 Practice - Part 6 All Drivers Race 1 Race 2 Race 2 Race 2 Top 10 Shootout Race 2 Race 2

SUNDAY

Start - Finish Category 0710 - 0730 Touring Car Masters 0745 - 0805 V8 Supercars 0820 - 0840 V8 Ute Series 0855 - 0915 Carrera Cup 1030 V8 Supercars

Duration 7 Laps 20 minutes 7 laps 20 minutes 161 Laps

Session Race 3 Warm Up Race 3 Race 3 Race 20

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Peter Hackett will look to add to his Phillip Island success in the Australian GT Championship, while Marcus Zukanovic will take over the Wildcard entry in the V8 Utes

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FLASHBACK

A mistake from Mark Skaife let Marcos Ambrose through to victory at Hidden Valley in 2003

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Craig Lowndes and Mark Skaife started the 1998 Bathurst 1000 as favourites. Tyre issues would end their hopes.

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