Thursday, 28 September 2017 17:03

Shootout: Ranking the top 10 endurance masters

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Brock, Johnson, Moffat, Richards, Perkins and more... these drivers became legends through their heroics in endurance races, particularly the Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama Circuit.

V8X Supercar Magazine ranks the top 10 endurance masters of Australian touring cars in the 'Shootout' section of issue #100.

Issue #100 is your must-have guide to the Pirtek Endurance Cup, including event previews, team profiles, driver line-up, records, statistics and more.

Issue #100 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X app (in the App Store and Google Play), online at DigitalEdition.V8XMagazine.com.au and in the Magzter app store.

CLICK HERE for more information on issue #100.

Peter Brock's endurance record speaks for itself – nine victories in the Bathurst 500/1000, nine Sandown 400/500 wins and a victory in the Bathurst 24 Hour. He still holds the record for the most wins at Sandown and Bathurst. Deservedly proclaimed the 'King of the Mountain'.

Dick Johnson put the heartbreak of his tangle with a rock behind him to win three Bathurst 1000s for Ford. He also notched up back-to-back Sandown 500 wins in 1994 and 1995 and a win in the Eastern Creek 12 Hour in 1995.

There were 10 wins across the Sandown and Bathurst endurance races for the Canadian-born Ford favourite, Allan Moffat. He also won the Sebring 12 Hour outright and scored class wins at the Spa 24 Hour and Daytona 24 Hour events.

Jim Richards is the only driver to win the Bathurst 1000 for three different manufacturers (Holden, Nissan, Volvo). He also scored a class win and Sandown 500 victory for BMW for a total of seven Bathurst wins and two Sandown wins.

Larry Perkins won three Bathursts on the trot with Peter Brock, then went his own way with his Perkins Engineering team, which would become a formidable endurance specialist and boost his Bathurst tally by another three wins. He also finished fourth outright in the Le Mans 24 Hour.

Also included in issue #100 is a special 'Masters of Endurance' poster featuring the drivers to win both the Sandown and Bathurst endurance events multiple times.

CLICK HERE to purchase issue #100 to read the full feature.

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Clipsal 500 Adelaide

2-5 March

Tyrepower Tasmania Super Sprint 

7-9 April

WD-40 Phillip Island 500  21-23 April 

Perth Super Sprint  

5-7 May 

Winton Super Sprint 

19-21 May 

CrownBet Triple Crown Darwin

16-18 June

Watpac Townsville 400

7-9 July

Coates Hire Ipswich Super Sprint

28-30 July

Red Rooster Sydney Super Sprint

18-20 August

Wilson Security Sandown 500

15-17 September

Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

5-8 October

Vodafone Gold Coast 600

20-22 October

ITM Auckland Super Sprint

3-5 November

Coates Hire Newcastle 500

24-26 November

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Pos

 Driver

 Points

 1

 Jamie Whincup

2850

 2

 Scott McLaughlin

2820

 3

 Fabian Coulthard

2674

 4

 Chaz Mostert

2586

 5

 Shane van Gisbergen

2574

 6

 Craig Lowndes

2160

 7

 Cameron Waters

2071

 8

 Mark Winterbottom

2058

 9

 Garth Tander

2028

 10

David Reynolds 

1956

 Full points table