22. Shell V-Power Racing got fourth and fifth, the #12 Mustang of Fabian Coulthard/Tony D’Alberto beating the #17 Mustang of Scott McLaughlin/Tim Slade home after both were caught by an unfortunately time Safety Car which was called 64 laps from home. Walkinshaw Andretti United No. 17’s ‘McLaughlin factor’ is forecast to be as strong as ever. 25: Chaz Mostert/Warren Luff – A-. Sign up to receive our Breaking News Alerts and Editor's Daily Headlines featuring the best local news and stories. Coulthard had followed them into the pits but was over 24 seconds away from #97 and slotted back into fourth, between Mostert and McLaughlin, after his service. Entering Bathurst he’s a neat ninth in the standings, having shown handy pace at a variety of very different tracks. Shane van Gisbergen is finally a Bathurst 1000 winner, after he and Garth Tander took a thrilling Great Race victory in Holden's final event as a factory team in Supercars Apart from a few errors (like a pretty hefty prang at Surfers Paradise) he’s been an excellent co-driver for Reynolds’ teammate Anton de Pasquale. Van Gisbergen appeared to have shaken Waters when he was told to build his gap, and he duly set a new fastest lap of 2:06.0040s on Lap 110. For support, please contact [email protected]. That meant one last safety car with three laps to go, which is where van Gisbergen really shined. Such is the nature of the Supercars series these days that just about any car on the grid can snag a top 10 finish on its day. Participants are asked to show off their best and brightest colours for a chance to win one of 80 Supercars-themed stationery packs. If any of them pulls the car out of the truck on Friday and immediately makes an impression in practice, watch out for them come Sunday. After Garth Tander laid the foundation for Triple Eight Race Engineering’s #97 Red Bull HRT entry, van Gisbergen passed Will Davison for first position in tricky conditions on Lap 56. Van Gisbergen took control of the race shortly before the mid-way point, using a short burst of rain to wrangle a lead that the #97 would effectively hold for the rest of the afternoon. While I labelled Will Brown’s shift across to join David Reynolds as a promotion, I suspect the team he vacates is going to be the more explosive one this weekend. Cr Bourke said council's other off-track events activities were already proving popular. Jack Le Brocq’s 2019 season looked set for a similar fate — his rookie of the year 2018 effort followed by a year of disaster. 97: Shane van Gisbergen/Garth Tander – A+. The only pass in that time was Courtney on De Pasquale for ninth, but that was after the Safety Car was called and he redressed. 20: Scott Pye/Dean Fiore – B. Scott Pye approaches Bathurst with plenty of momentum, which would be a surprise to anyone that’s missed every round since Adelaide. The window display competition has also returned and registrations closed on Monday. He was excellent with Waters in 2019, although a lack of race miles this year might make his campaign a slow burner to start with. It feels like a ‘best of the rest’ title, but really it shouldn’t. "Man, those last few laps were all qualifying laps — just awesome. These are the entries who will focus on staying out of trouble. https://nnimgt-a.akamaihd.net/transform/v1/crop/frm/QxukpFBZJiAgENVqiH8x9E/b9b47b53-bc66-4c5b-ba1d-87447342d3a8.jpg/r0_0_800_452_w1200_h678_fmax.jpg, Accommodation to feel strain of limited Bathurst 1000 attendance, City's newest museum attracts a crowd over October long weekend, Royal Bathurst Show 2021 pushed back two weeks to April 30 launch, Bathurst 1000 win for van Gisbergen, Tander caps off unusual race week, Bathurst hosts fitting finale and could host 2021 season opener too, Our say | Bathurst shines on sport's biggest weekend, Father and son continue family tradition at 'Mount Shed-orama', Lifeline says no increase in problem gamblers after COVID lockdowns. Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. Van Gisbergen was into the #97 ZB Commodore for the run home and he led after the pit stops from Slade, Waters, Mostert, and Winterbottom. DJR Team Penske No. 10. It’s worth remembering too that, according to numbers cited by some, this entry was the car set to emerge in the lead prior to last year’s ‘Debriss-gate’ scandal. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Desperately fighting to get back into a full-time seat, this will be the most motivated the 2009 winner has ever been entering a Bathurst weekend. The time has arrived for the biggest race of the year, as the V8 Supercars carnival arrives for the Bathurst 1000.. He’s taken over the role of Tickford Racing’s No. Brad Jones Racing No. 3. Not just because he’s a handy steerer at Bathurst, but also because Walkinshaw Andretti United tend to up their game for the 1000, too. There was the heartbreak of 2014, the yo-yoing 2017 race packed with unforced errors in treacherous weather, and a swag of close calls in between. But, rest assured that he’ll still be quick. But, he’s a quick operator at Bathurst — his debut drive there with Jason Bright in 2017 being one of the standout rookie drives of recent times. Find Tickets. Participants are asked to show off their best and brightest colours for a chance to win one of 80 Supercars-themed stationery packs. MotoGP on TV today – How can I watch the Aragon Grand Prix? This year's Bathurst 1000 was the perfect realisation of Shane van Gisbergen's comment in his pre-race interview with the Weekend Herald.From the … I'm sure he'll be disappointed with himself.". Waters was making ground on van Gisbergen, while Mostert was catching both of them, but McLaughlin’s advances were soon stymied by the need to save fuel. Waters had a look at Forrest’s Elbow on Lap 145 and set the then-fastest first sector on Lap 147. 21. Having joined Team Sydney part way through the season, Davison has often outshone teammate Chris Pither. The 2014 Great Race winner immediately set consecutive fastest laps while Slade let team-mate Coulthard go on Mountain Straight on Lap 106, given his strategic disadvantage. The lead Brad Jones Racing entry is always, without fail, worth slotting into your contenders list at Bathurst — and it is doubly true a fact in 2020. The Triple Eight pilot virtually matched that next time around, then dipped down to a 2:05.9142s on Lap 112, at the end of which he led by 1.5s, and had 5.5s on Mostert. And entries are still open in the Bathurst 10000 colouring-in competition. On Lap 115, with Slade in fifth and 15 seconds off leader van Gisbergen, the #17 pitted for McLaughlin to take over for the run home. 1 driver completely in his stride, and confidence will be high. Supercars champion elect and former Bathurst winner Scott McLaughlin, along with co-driver Tim Slade, managed to come home in a solid fifth place to round out his stellar year before heading off to the US to embark on his next adventure in IndyCar. Even then, the margin to Tander in the #97 ZB Commodore was still 5.9096s after Lap 90, while D’Alberto retained fourth in the #12 Mustang despite running off at The Chase shortly after. The New Zealander reset that on Lap 150 with a 2:05.7705s to extend his lead further to 1.2430s. They effectively led for the 105 laps which remained, meaning a first Great Race victory for the New Zealander and a fourth for Tander, including HRT’s last three, in the year in which the Holden marque was retired. Like teammate Kelly, the Kiwi has battled reliability issues and occasional off weekends in his newly built Mustang (itself a re-built version of his Nissan from last year). Last year’s Bathurst 1000 ‘sacrificial lamb’ entry (Shane van Gisbergen’s words, not mine) enters this year’s race with a different outlook entirely. But, he is a strong racer at Bathurst. Wood is underrated at Bathurst, having claimed a fourth place at the event in his last 1000 as a lead-driver. This ‘promotion’ is perfectly timed for his trajectory. 15: Rick Kelly/Dale Wood — B-. After a slow rotor change at its preceding pit stop, the #99 Penrite ZB Commodore was back in the top 10 when Anton De Pasquale passed Fiore at Forrest’s Elbow on Lap 87. Two wins were a grand way to break his drought, and at the last event at The Bend he was quick, too. Moffat was back in the #55 Mustang, in 11th spot, with Le Brocq reportedly experiencing nausea due to a helmet air issue. But in the time since he’s pieced together an excellent season, with three podiums, more passes than probably anyone else, and a top 10 championship berth.
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