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Tuesday, 03 October 2017 18:12

Event preview: 2017 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

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The big one! The Bathurst 1000 remains the biggest event on the Supercars schedule; the race all teams and drivers want to win above all the rest.

V8X Supercar Magazine issue #100 is your must-have guide to the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 and 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.

The Mount Panorama Circuit, originally constructed as a scenic tourist drive in 1938, has hosted a long-distance touring-car race since 1963, when the endurance event moved from Phillip Island. In 1973, the race was increased from 500 miles to 1000km and run to the same technical regulations as the Australian Touring Car Championship. The Bathurst 1000 was included in the championship from 1999 and has played a big part in the title proceedings in recent seasons.

Mount Panorama is a favourite amongst the drivers and ranks amongst the best race tracks of the world. The undulating run from Griffin's Bend to Forrest's Elbow is considered the greatest test of drivers on the Supercars schedule.

Recent Bathursts have been decided in manic final stints, including last season when a collision between leaders Jamie Whincup, Scott McLaughlin and Garth Tander paved the way for Tekno Autosports' Will Davison to sail through for the win.

An added complication for teams will be the switch to last year's specification Dunlop tyre to ensure the championship avoids a repeat of the failures witnessed at Phillip Island this season.

CLICK HERE for 2017 Pirtek Endurance Cup entry list.

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

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Event Date
Superloop Adelaide 500 February 20-23
Melbourne 400 March 12-15
Tyrepower Tasmania Super400  April 3-5
ITM Auckland Super400 April 24-26
PIRTEK Perth SuperNight May 15-17
Truck Assist Winton Super400 June 5-7
Watpac Townsville 400 June 26-28
BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown July 17-19
Sydney SuperNight August 28-30
OTR The Bend 500 September 18-20
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 October 8-11
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 Oct. 30-Nov. 1
Penrite Oil Sandown Super400  November 20-22
Coates Hire Newcastle 500 December 4-6
   
   

 

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1. Scott McLaughlin
3872  
2. Shane van Gisbergen
3310 -562
3. Jamie Whincup
3208 -664
4. Fabian Coulthard
3058 -814
5. Chaz Mostert
2879 -993
6. David Reynolds
2694 -1178
7. Cameron Waters
2588 -1284
8. Will Davison
2495 -1377
9. Nick Percat
2445 -1427
10. Lee Holdsworth
2428 -1444

Full championship standings