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Thursday, October 06 2022
Brace for chaos! Wild weather on the way as Bathurst 1000 set for ?dismal' conditions

Wild weather is forecast for the 2022 edition of the Bathurst 1000 as Holden prepares to farewell the Great Race.

With more than 200,000 spectators expected to attend, and many of those camping, heavy rain is set to wreak havoc - and could influence the action on track just as equally.

As of midday Wednesday, the Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting rain every day of the Bathurst 1000 race weekend, with 5 to 10mm forecast for Thursday, 15 to 25mm on Friday, 20 to 30mm on Saturday, and 20 to 35mm on Sunday.

2017 winner David Reynolds labelled the predicted conditions ‘dismal’ - but said they would boost his chances.

Reynolds’ victory alongside Luke Youlden came in sodden conditions, the last real wet race around Mount Panorama.

“I’ve worked out over the last year or two racing this car (Grove Racing) that our car is pretty good in the wet,” Reynolds said.

“I want it to be wet. I think our chances increase if it rains.

“It’s looking pretty dismal over the weekend so that plays into our hands.”

HOLDEN SAYS GOODBYE

Fifty-three years after a Holden car won its first race, the proud manufacturing car will have its last spin as the Commodore prepares to make way for the GM Camaro as the Gen3 era prepares to hit the front line.

It means that it will be the last time Holden takes on Ford at Mount Panorama. Say it ain’t so.

Defending Bathurst champion Chaz Mostert will be partnered by new co-driver Fabian Coulthard for Walkinshaw Andretti United.

It will be WAU’s final Bathurst 1000 competing under the Holden banner before the famous former Holden Racing Team squad switches to Ford in 2023.

Mostert is one of the favourites and the 28 cars that start on the grid - 19 Commodore, nine Ford - will be chasing the Championship leader Shane van Gisbergen - the 2020 Bathurst winner - who will once again be partnered by Garth Tander.

Cameron Waters, meanwhile, is hoping it will be third time lucky after finishing runner-up in the past two Grace Races.

Will Davison is another in good form who will be a part of this week’s big four.

All the attention is on Holden though, having first won in 1969.

The great Peter Brock’s nine victories at Bathurst all came in a Holden.

BATHURST 1000

Mount Panorama

Thursday, October 6 – Sunday, October 9.

FULL SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

11am -12pm: Supercars Practice 1 (all drivers)

3.55pm – 4.55pm: Supercars Practice 2 (co-drivers)

FRIDAY

10.10am – 11.10am: Supercars Practice 3 (all drivers)

1pm-2pm: Supercars Practice 4 (all drivers)

4.15pm – 4.55pm: Supercars Qualifying

SATURDAY

10.20am – 11.20am: Supercars Practice 5 (co-drivers)

1pm – 2pm: Supercars Practice 6 (all drivers)

5.05pm: Supercars top-10 Shootout

SUNDAY

8am – 8.20am: Supercars warm-up

8.40am – 9am: Supercars Drivers’ Parade

11.15am: Supercars Race 30 (161 laps)

HOW TO WATCH

Every session of the Bathurst 1000 will be broadcast live on Fox Sports and Kayo.

– The dedicated Bathurst 1000 channel will run from Monday October 3 to October 10 on Fox Sports 503.

– On-air times for LIVE racing on Fox Sports:

October 6: 7.25am-6pm

October 7: 7.45am-5.45pm

October 8: 8.10am-6.30pm

October 9: 7.15am-7pm (Race begins 11.15am)

WEATHER FORECAST

Thursday: Showers and top of 16C

Friday: Rain increasing and top of 18C

Saturday: Rain and top of 18C

Sunday Rain and top of 18C

 

 

LAST YEAR PODIUM

1. Chaz Mostert/Lee Holdsworth (Walkinshaw Andretti United/Holden)

2. Cameron Waters/James Moffat (Tickford Racing/Ford)

3. Brodie Kostecki/David Russell (Erebus Motorsport/Holden)

2022 SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

1. Shane van Gisbergen (Triple Eight/Holden Commodore) 2782

2. Cameron Waters (Tickford Racing/Ford Mustang) -525

3. Will Davison (Dick Johnson Racing/Ford Mustang) -602

4. Anton De Pasquale (Dick Johnson Racing/Ford Mustang) -669

5. Chaz Mostert (Walkinshaw Andretti United/Holden Commodore) -778

THE RACE

Laps: 161

The track: 6.213km

Average speed: 178km/h

Top speed: 300km/h

ODDS (Sportsbet)

$4.00 Van Gisbergen/Tander

$5.50 Davison/Davison

$6.00 Waters/Moffat

$6.00 Mostert/Coulthard

$7.50 Feeney/Whincup

$10.00 De Pasquale/D’Alberto

$15 Lowndes/Fraser

$26 Winterbottom/Caruso

RECORDS

MOST BATHURST WINS

1. Peter Brock 9

2. Jim Richards, Craig Lowndes 7

3. Larry Perkins, Mark Skaife 6

4. Steven Richards 5

5. Allan Moffat, Greg Murphy, Jamie Whincup, Garth Tander 4

THE 2022 BATHURST GRID

TRIPLE EIGHT RACE ENGINEERING/RED BULL AMPOL RACING

Broc Feeney/Jamie Whincup

Shane van Gisbergen/Garth Tander

DICK JOHNSON RACING/SHELL V-POWER RACING TEAM

Anton De Pasquale/Tony D’Alberto

Will Davison/Alex Davison

TICKFORD RACING

James Courtney/Zane Goddard

Cameron Waters/James Moffat

Thomas Randle/Zak Best

Jake Kostecki/Kurt Kostecki

WALKINSHAW ANDRETTI UNITED

Nick Percat/Warren Luff

Chaz Mostert/Fabian Coulthard

EREBUS MOTORSPORT

Will Brown/Jack Perkins

Brodie Kostecki/David Russell

TEAM 18

Mark Winterbottom/Michael Caruso

Scott Pye/Tyler Everingham

COOLDRIVE RACING

Tim Slade/Tim Blanchard

GROVE RACING

Lee Holdsworth/Matt Payne (R)

David Reynolds/Matt Campbell

BRAD JONES RACING

Andre Heimgartner/Dale Wood

Bryce Fullwood/Dean Fiore

Macauley Jones/Jordan Boys

Jack Smith/Jaxon Evans (R)

PREMIAIR RACING

Chris Pither/Cameron Hill (R)

James Golding/Dylan O’Keeffe

MATT STONE RACING

Jack Le Brocq/Aaron Seton (R)

Todd Hazelwood/Jayden Ojeda

TRIPLE EIGHT RACE ENGINEERING (WILDCARD)

Craig Lowndes/Declan Fraser (R)

EREBUS MOTORSPORT (WILDCARD)

Richie Stanaway/Greg Murphy

MATT CHAHDA MOTORSPORT (WILDCARD)

Matt Chahda (R)/Jaylyn Robotham (R)

(R) – Bathurst rookie

BATHURST PIT LANE ORDER

Garage/Team

1. Triple Eight Race Engineering

2. Dick Johnson Racing

3. Tickford Racing

4. Tickford Racing

5. Walkinshaw Andretti United

6. Erebus Motorsport

7. Brad Jones Racing

8. Brad Jones Racing

Brad Jones Racing (SCT Logistics)

9. Team 18

10. Grove Racing

11. Matt Stone Racing

12. PremiAir Racing

13. Blanchard Racing Team

Matt Chahda Motorsport (wildcard)

14. Triple Eight Race Engineering (wildcard)

Boost Mobile (wildcard)

 

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