2017 Supercheap Auto
Bathurst 1000
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The 2017 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 was a motor racing event for the Supercars Championship, held from October 5 to 8 2017 at the Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales, and consisted of a 1000 kilometre race. It was the eleventh event of fourteen in the 2017 Supercars Championship and was Race 20 of the season. It was also the second event of the 2017 Enduro Cup.

DJR Team Penske driver Scott McLaughlin qualified on pole with a lap time of 2:03.8312, the fastest lap of the Mount Panorama Circuit recorded by a Supercar.[N 1]

The race was won by David Reynolds and Luke Youlden driving a Holden VF Commodore for Erebus Motorsport.

Report

Background

The event was the 60th running of the Bathurst 1000, which was first held at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in 1960 as a 500-mile race for Australian-made standard production sedans, and marked the 57th time that the race was held at Mount Panorama. It was the 21st running of the Australian 1000 race, which was first held after the organisational split between the Australian Racing Drivers Club and V8 Supercars Australia that saw two "Bathurst 1000" races contested in both 1997 and 1998. It was the 19th time the race had been held as part of the Supercars Championship and the fifth time it formed part of the Enduro Cup. The defending winners of the race were Will Davison and Jonathon Webb.

Scott McLaughlin entered the event as the championship leader, 84 points clear of Triple Eight Race Engineering's Jamie Whincup. McLaughlin's DJR Team Penske team-mate Fabian Coulthard was third in the points standings, 161 behind McLaughlin. In the Teams' Championship, DJR Team Penske held a 372-point lead over Triple Eight.[1] In the Enduro Cup standings, Prodrive Racing Australia team-mates Cameron Waters and Richie Stanaway led the pairing of McLaughlin and Alexandre Prémat by 24 points.[2]

Entry list

Twenty-six cars were entered in the event. It was the first time since 2008 that no additional "Wildcard" entries had been received for the race. The race would see the Bathurst 1000 debut of four drivers - Super2 drivers Todd Hazelwood, Richard Muscat and Garry Jacobson and main-game debutant Alex Rullo. Rullo (at 17 years, 4 months and 23 days) would become the third youngest Bathurst 1000 starter after Cameron Waters (17 years, 2 months and 6 days in 2011) and Paul Dumbrell (17 years, 2 months and 14 days in 1999).

No. Drivers Team (Sponsor) Car No. Drivers Team (Sponsor) Car
02 Australia Scott Pye
Australia Warren Luff
Walkinshaw Racing
(Mobil 1)
Holden Commodore VF 21 Australia Tim Blanchard
Australia Todd Hazelwood
Tim Blanchard Racing
(CoolDrive)
Holden Commodore VF
3 Australia Aaren Russell
Australia Taz Douglas
Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport
(Plus Fitness)
Holden Commodore VF 22 Australia James Courtney
Australia Jack Perkins
Walkinshaw Racing
(Boost Mobile)
Holden Commodore VF
5 Australia Mark Winterbottom
Australia Dean Canto
Prodrive Racing Australia
(Bottle-O)
Ford Falcon FG X 23 Australia Michael Caruso
Australia Dean Fiore
Nissan Motorsport
(Big4 Holiday Parks)[3]
Nissan Altima L33
6 Australia Cameron Waters
New Zealand Richie Stanaway
Prodrive Racing Australia
(Monster Energy)
Ford Falcon FG X 33 Australia Garth Tander
Australia James Golding
Garry Rogers Motorsport
(Wilson Security)
Holden Commodore VF
8 Australia Nick Percat
Australia Macauley Jones
Brad Jones Racing
(Boost Mobile)[4]
Holden Commodore VF 34 Australia James Moffat
Australia Richard Muscat
Garry Rogers Motorsport
(Wilson Security)
Holden Commodore VF
9 Australia David Reynolds
Australia Luke Youlden
Erebus Motorsport
(Penrite)
Holden Commodore VF 55 Australia Chaz Mostert
Australia Steve Owen
Rod Nash Racing
(Supercheap Auto)
Ford Falcon FG X
12 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard
Australia Tony D'Alberto
DJR Team Penske
(Shell V-Power)
Ford Falcon FG X 56 Australia Jason Bright
Australia Garry Jacobson
Britek Motorsport
(Mega Bulk Fuels)
Ford Falcon FG X
14 Australia Tim Slade
Australia Ashley Walsh1
Brad Jones Racing
(Freightliner)
Holden Commodore VF 62 Australia Alex Rullo
Australia Alex Davison
Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport
(Repair Management Aus.)
Holden Commodore VF
15 Australia Rick Kelly
Australia David Wall
Nissan Motorsport
(Sengled)
Nissan Altima L33 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro
Australia David Russell
Nissan Motorsport
(Harvey Norman)
Nissan Altima L33
17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin
France Alexandre Prémat
DJR Team Penske
(Shell V-Power)
Ford Falcon FG X 88 Australia Jamie Whincup
Australia Paul Dumbrell
Triple Eight Race Engineering
(Red Bull, Holden)
Holden Commodore VF
18 Australia Lee Holdsworth
Australia Karl Reindler
Team 18
(Preston Hire)
Holden Commodore VF 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Australia Matt Campbell
Triple Eight Race Engineering
(Red Bull, Holden)
Holden Commodore VF
19 Australia Will Davison
Australia Jonathon Webb
Tekno Autosports
(Woodstock Bourbon)
Holden Commodore VF 99 Australia Dale Wood
New Zealand Chris Pither
Erebus Motorsport
(ADVAM, GB Galvanising)
Holden Commodore VF
20 Australia Todd Kelly
Australia Jack Le Brocq
Nissan Motorsport
(carsales.com)
Nissan Altima L33 888 Australia Craig Lowndes
New Zealand Steven Richards
Triple Eight Race Engineering
(Caltex)
Holden Commodore VF
Notes

Practice

Three one-hour practice sessions were held on the Thursday prior to the race. Practice 1 and Practice 3 were open to both regular drivers and co-drivers, while Practice 2 was for co-drivers only. The first session saw Mostert set the fastest lap time of 2:06.3033. Lowndes was second fastest, six hundredths behind while Todd Kelly was sixteen hundredths further back.[5] Tim Slade caused a red flag as a result of losing control in the Esses before heavily impacting the wall on the entry to the Dipper. The session was halted again with nineteen minutes remaining after Alex Rullo stopped on Conrod Straight having found the wall at Forrest's Elbow.[6]

Results

Practice

Session No. Driver Team Car Time
Thursday
Practice 1 55 Australia Chaz Mostert Rod Nash Racing Ford FG X Falcon 2:06.3032
Practice 2 5 Australia Dean Canto Prodrive Racing Australia Ford FG X Falcon 2:06.3268
Practice 3 9 Australia David Reynolds Erebus Motorsport Holden VF Commodore 2:05.0931
Friday
Practice 4 5 Australia Dean Canto Prodrive Racing Australia Ford FG X Falcon 2:05.3368
Practice 5 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Ford FG X Falcon 2:04.1470
Saturday
Practice 6 9 Australia David Reynolds Erebus Motorsport Holden VF Commodore 2:04.9948
Sunday
Warm-Up 18 Australia Lee Holdsworth Team 18 Holden VF Commodore 2:06.3375
Sources:[7][8][9][10][11][12][13]

Qualifying

Pos. No. Driver Team Car Time Gap Grid
1 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Ford FG X Falcon 2:04.2253 Top 10
2 9 Australia David Reynolds Erebus Motorsport Holden VF Commodore 2:04.4730 +0.2476 Top 10
3 55 Australia Chaz Mostert Rod Nash Racing Ford FG X Falcon 2:04.5304 +0.3050 Top 10
4 6 Australia Cameron Waters Prodrive Racing Australia Ford FG X Falcon 2:04.5958 +0.3704 Top 10
5 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom Prodrive Racing Australia Ford FG X Falcon 2:04.7857 +0.5603 Top 10
6 12 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard DJR Team Penske Ford FG X Falcon 2:04.8955 +0.6701 Top 10
7 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VF Commodore 2:05.0224 +0.7971 Top 10
8 22 Australia James Courtney Walkinshaw Racing Holden VF Commodore 2:05.0417 +0.8163 Top 10
9 56 Australia Jason Bright Britek Motorsport Ford FG X Falcon 2:05.0803 +0.8550 Top 10
10 33 Australia Garth Tander Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VF Commodore 2:05.1093 +0.8840 Top 10
11 88 Australia Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VF Commodore 2:05.1686 +0.9432 11
12 15 Australia Rick Kelly Nissan Motorsport Nissan L33 Altima 2:05.1996 +0.9742 12
13 23 Australia Michael Caruso Nissan Motorsport Nissan L33 Altima 2:05.2503 +1.0249 13
14 8 Australia Nick Percat Brad Jones Racing Holden VF Commodore 2:05.2846 +1.0592 14
15 20 Australia Todd Kelly Nissan Motorsport Nissan L33 Altima 2:05.2974 +1.0720 15
16 19 Australia Will Davison Tekno Autosports Holden VF Commodore 2:05.3840 +1.1586 16
17 18 Australia Lee Holdsworth Team 18 Holden VF Commodore 2:05.4379 +1.2125 17
18 14 Australia Tim Slade Brad Jones Racing Holden VF Commodore 2:05.5562 +1.3308 18
19 888 Australia Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VF Commodore 2:05.5625 +1.3371 19
20 02 Australia Scott Pye Walkinshaw Racing Holden VF Commodore 2:05.6182 +1.3928 20
21 99 Australia Dale Wood Erebus Motorsport Holden VF Commodore 2:05.6414 +1.4160 21
22 34 Australia James Moffat Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VF Commodore 2:05.64301 +1.4176 22
23 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro Nissan Motorsport Nissan L33 Altima 2:05.9423 +1.7169 23
24 21 Australia Tim Blanchard Tim Blanchard Racing Holden VF Commodore 2:05.9702 +1.7449 24
25 3 Australia Aaren Russell Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Holden VF Commodore 2:06.4233 +2.1979 25
26 62 Australia Alex Rullo Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Holden VF Commodore 2:07.4800 +3.2547 26
Source:[14]
Notes
  • ^1James Moffat had his fastest lap time invalidated for causing a red flag.

Top 10 Shootout

Pos. No. Driver Team Car Time Gap Grid
1 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Ford FG X Falcon 2:03.8312 1
2 9 Australia David Reynolds Erebus Motorsport Holden VF Commodore 2:04.2746 +0.4434 2
3 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom Prodrive Racing Australia Ford FG X Falcon 2:04.4988 +0.6676 3
4 55 Australia Chaz Mostert Rod Nash Racing Ford FG X Falcon 2:04.5875 +0.7563 4
5 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VF Commodore 2:04.6688 +0.8376 5
6 6 Australia Cameron Waters Prodrive Racing Australia Ford FG X Falcon 2:04.6802 +0.8490 6
7 12 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard DJR Team Penske Ford FG X Falcon 2:04.9693 +1.1381 7
8 56 Australia Jason Bright Britek Motorsport Ford FG X Falcon 2:05.2277 +1.3965 8
9 33 Australia Garth Tander Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VF Commodore 2:05.3261 +1.4949 9
10 22 Australia James Courtney Walkinshaw Racing Holden VF Commodore 2:05.4890 +1.6578 10
Source: [15]

Race 20

Pos. No. Driver Team Car Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 9 Australia David Reynolds
Australia Luke Youlden
Erebus Motorsport Holden VF Commodore 161 7:11:45.5456 2 300
2 02 Australia Scott Pye
Australia Warren Luff
Walkinshaw Racing Holden VF Commodore 161 +3.8995 20 276
3 12 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard
Australia Tony D'Alberto
DJR Team Penske Ford FG X Falcon 161 +4.5913 7 258
4 99 Australia Dale Wood
New Zealand Chris Pither
Erebus Motorsport Holden VF Commodore 161 +6.3450 21 240
5 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Australia Matt Campbell
Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VF Commodore 161 +10.6260 5 222
6 23 Australia Michael Caruso
Australia Dean Fiore
Nissan Motorsport Nissan L33 Altima 161 +13.6874 13 204
7 20 Australia Todd Kelly
Australia Jack Le Brocq
Nissan Motorsport Nissan L33 Altima 161 +24.3004 15 192
8 56 Australia Jason Bright
Australia Garry Jacobson
Britek Motorsport Ford FG X Falcon 161 +28.1647 8 180
9 14 Australia Tim Slade
New Zealand Andre Heimgartner
Brad Jones Racing Holden VF Commodore 161 +29.6276 18 168
10 55 Australia Chaz Mostert
Australia Steve Owen
Rod Nash Racing Ford FG X Falcon 161 +59.3060 4 156
11 888 Australia Craig Lowndes
New Zealand Steven Richards
Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VF Commodore 160 +1 Lap 19 144
12 21 Australia Tim Blanchard
Australia Todd Hazelwood
Tim Blanchard Racing Holden VF Commodore 160 +1 Lap 24 138
13 15 Australia Rick Kelly
Australia David Wall
Nissan Motorsport Nissan L33 Altima 159 +2 Laps 12 132
14 19 Australia Will Davison
Australia Jonathon Webb
Tekno Autosports Holden VF Commodore 159 +2 Laps 16 126
15 62 Australia Alex Rullo
Australia Alex Davison
Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Holden VF Commodore 159 +2 Laps 26 120
16 6 Australia Cameron Waters
New Zealand Richie Stanaway
Prodrive Racing Australia Ford FG X Falcon 159 +2 Laps 6 114
17 3 Australia Aaren Russell
Australia Taz Douglas
Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Holden VF Commodore 154 +7 Laps 25 108
18 33 Australia Garth Tander
Australia James Golding
Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VF Commodore 152 +9 Laps 9 102
19 22 Australia James Courtney
Australia Jack Perkins
Walkinshaw Racing Holden VF Commodore 147 +14 Laps 10 96
20 88 Australia Jamie Whincup
Australia Paul Dumbrell
Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden VF Commodore 124 +37 Laps 11 90
Ret 8 Australia Nick Percat
Australia Macauley Jones
Brad Jones Racing Holden VF Commodore 160 Accident 14
Ret 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom
Australia Dean Canto
Prodrive Racing Australia Ford FG X Falcon 159 Accident 3
Ret 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro
Australia David Russell
Nissan Motorsport Nissan L33 Altima 152 Accident 23
Ret 34 Australia James Moffat
Australia Richard Muscat
Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VF Commodore 141 Accident 22
Ret 18 Australia Lee Holdsworth
Australia Karl Reindler
Team 18 Holden VF Commodore 76 Engine 17
Ret 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin
France Alexandre Prémat
DJR Team Penske Ford FG X Falcon 72 Engine 1
Source:[16]

Standings after the event

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

Notes

  1. ^ David Reynolds is recognised as holding the official lap record for Supercars as his time of 2:06.2769 was set during a race.

References

  1. ^ "Coates Hire Leaderboard". Supercars.com. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Race 19". Supercars.com. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Bathurst 1000: BIG4 Holiday Parks to sponsor Michael Caruso and Dean Fiore's No. 23 Nissan". Fox Sports. 2 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Percat/Jones get Boost backing for Bathurst". Supercars Championship. 3 October 2017.
  5. ^ Howard, Tom (5 October 2017). "Mostert fastest as Slade, Rullo crash in Practice 1". speedcafe.com. Speedcafe. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Slade crashes out of opening practice". speedcafe.com. Speedcafe. 5 October 2017. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Practice 1". Supercars.com. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  8. ^ [1][dead link]
  9. ^ "Practice 3". Supercars.com. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  10. ^ [2][dead link]
  11. ^ "Practice 5". Supercars.com. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  12. ^ "Practice 6". Supercars.com. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Warm up". Supercars.com. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  14. ^ "ARMOR ALL Qualifying". Supercars.com. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  15. ^ "ARMOR ALL Top 10 Shootout". Supercars.com. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  16. ^ "Race 20 - Supercars". Supercars.com. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
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