The 1996 AMP Bathurst 1000 was an endurance race for Group 3A 5.0 Litre Touring Cars held on 6 October 1996 at the Mount Panorama Circuit near Bathurst in New South Wales, Australia. The race, which was the 37th running of the Bathurst 1000, was won by Craig Lowndes and Greg Murphy driving a Holden VR Commodore.

Entry list

No. Drivers Team (Sponsor) Car No. Drivers Team (Sponsor) Car
1 Australia Craig Lowndes
New Zealand Greg Murphy
Holden Racing Team
(Holden, Mobil 1)
Holden Commodore VR 32 New Zealand Steven Richards
New Zealand Jim Richards
Garry Rogers Motorsport
(Valvoline, Cummins)
Holden Commodore VR
2 Australia Mark Skaife
United Kingdom John Cleland
Gibson Motorsport
(Holden Network Q, Sega Saturn)
Holden Commodore VR 36 Australia Bill O'Brien
Australia Brian Callaghan, Jr.
Australia Ron Barnacle
O'Brien Automotive
(Everlast Automotive)
Holden Commodore VR
3 Australia Steve Reed
Australia Trevor Ashby
Lansvale Smash Repairs
(Dulux ICI Autocolor)
Holden Commodore VP 37 Australia Alan Taylor
Australia Bill Attard
Australia Stephen Bell
Alan Taylor Racing
(The Xerox Shop)
Holden Commodore VP
4 Australia Brad Jones
Australia Tony Scott
Wayne Gardner Racing
(Coca-Cola)
Holden Commodore VR 38 Australia Mark Poole
Australia Peter Gazzard
James Rosenberg Racing
(Scott's Transport Mount Gambier)
Holden Commodore VR
05 Australia Peter Brock
Australia Tomas Mezera
Holden Racing Team
(Holden, Mobil 1)
Holden Commodore VR 39 Australia Chris Smerdon
Australia Kevin Weeks
Australia Adam Kaplan
Challenge Motorsport
(Mitsubishi Electric)
Holden Commodore VR
6 Australia Mark Noske
Australia Garry Waldon
Gibson Motorsport
(Holden Network Q, Sega Saturn)
Holden Commodore VR 40 Australia Michael Hart
Australia Peter Lawrence
Michael Hart Motorsport
(unsponsored)
Holden Commodore VR
7 Australia Wayne Gardner
Australia Neil Crompton
Wayne Gardner Racing
(Coca-Cola)
Holden Commodore VR 41 Australia Garry Willmington
Australia Bill Sieders
Willmington Performance
(Willmington Performance)
Ford Falcon EB
9 Germany Klaus Niedzwiedz
Australia Ken Douglas
Allan Moffat Racing
(Cenovis, Banana Boat)
Ford Falcon EB 44 Australia Mal Rose
Australia Terry Shiel
Mal Rose Racing
(Fairfax Community Classifieds)
Holden Commodore VR
10 Australia Mark Larkham
Australia Cameron McConville
Larkham Motorsport
(Mitre 10)
Ford Falcon EF 46 New Zealand John Faulkner
Australia Steve Harrington
John Faulkner Racing
(Betta Electrical, Fisher and Paykel)
Holden Commodore VR
11 Australia Larry Perkins
Australia Russell Ingall
Perkins Engineering
(Castrol)
Holden Commodore VP 47 Australia John Trimbole
Australia David Attard
Daily Planet Racing
(Daily Planet)
Ford Falcon EB
17 Australia Dick Johnson
Australia John Bowe
Dick Johnson Racing
(Shell, FAI Insurance)
Ford Falcon EF 49 Australia Greg Crick
Australia David Parsons
Greg Crick Racing
(Alcair Air Conditioning)
Holden Commodore VR
18 Australia Steven Johnson
United States Tommy Kendall
Dick Johnson Racing
(Shell, FAI Insurance)
Ford Falcon EF 50 Australia Peter McLeod
Australia Ryan McLeod
McLeod Racing
(Enzed Hoses and Fittings)
Holden Commodore VR
20 Australia Ian Palmer
Australia Brett Peters
Palmer Promotions
(unsponsored)
Holden Commodore VR 52 Australia Geoff Kendrick
Australia Geoff Full
Kendrick Racing
(92.9 PMFM)
Holden Commodore VR
25 Australia Tony Longhurst
Australia Steven Ellery
Longhurst Racing
(Castrol)
Ford Falcon EF 62 Australia Wayne Russell
Australia Ric Shaw
Novocastrian Motorsport
(Union Steel, Nokia)
Holden Commodore VP
27 Australia Terry Finnigan
Australia Stuart McColl
Terry Finnigan Racing Team
(Sony)
Holden Commodore VR 75 Australia Max Dumesny
Australia Kerry Baily
John Sidney Racing
(Autopro, Valvoline)
Ford Falcon EF
28 Australia Kevin Waldock
Australia Wayne Park
Playscape Racing
(Komatsu)
Ford Falcon EF 79 Australia Mike Conway
New Zealand Miles Pope
Conway Racing
(GlobalJig, Cadillac Film Productions)
Holden Commodore VP
29 Australia Peter Doulman
Australia John Cotter
Doulman Automotive
(Doulman Automotive)
Holden Commodore VP 201 Australia Paul Romano
Australia Andrew Miedecke
Alan Jones Racing
(Pack Leader)
Ford Falcon EF
30 Australia Glenn Seton
Australia David Parsons
Glenn Seton Racing
(Ford Credit)
Ford Falcon EF 301 Australia Alan Jones
Australia Allan Grice
Alan Jones Racing
(Pack Leader)
Ford Falcon EF
Source:[1]

Results

Top ten shootout

Craig Lowndes and Greg Murphy won the 1996 AMP Bathurst 1000 driving a Holden Racing Team-entered Holden VR Commodore similar to that pictured above
Pos No Entrant Driver Car TT10 Qual
Pole 30 Ford Credit Racing Australia Glenn Seton Ford EF Falcon 2:11.0160 2:10.00
2 1 Holden Racing Team Australia Craig Lowndes Holden VR Commodore 2:11.4000 2:10.39
3 301 Pack Leader Racing Australia Alan Jones Ford EF Falcon 2:11.7727 2:12.42
4 05 Holden Racing Team Australia Peter Brock Holden VR Commodore 2:11.8164 2:10.98
5 7 Coca-Cola Racing Australia Wayne Gardner Holden VR Commodore 2:12.0783 2:11.69
6 46 Betta Electrical / Fisher & Paykel New Zealand John Faulkner Holden VR Commodore 2:12.1418 2:12.46
7 11 Castrol Perkins Racing Australia Larry Perkins Holden VP Commodore 2:12.3123 2:12.24
8 25 Castrol Longhurst Ford Australia Tony Longhurst Ford EF Falcon 2:12.3157 2:12.02
9 2 Gibson Team Sega Australia Mark Skaife Holden VR Commodore 2:12.3485 2:11.24
10 17 Shell FAI Racing Australia Dick Johnson Ford EF Falcon 2:12.4699 2:12.00

Race

Pos[2] No[2] Entrant[3] Drivers[2] Car[2] Laps[2] Qual
Pos
Shootout
Pos
1 1 Holden Racing Team Australia Craig Lowndes
New Zealand Greg Murphy
Holden VR Commodore 161 2 2
2 17 Shell FAI Racing Australia Dick Johnson
Australia John Bowe
Ford EF Falcon 161 6 10
3 25 Castrol Longhurst Ford Australia Tony Longhurst
Australia Steven Ellery
Ford EF Falcon 161 7 8
4 7 Coca-Cola Racing Australia Wayne Gardner
Australia Neil Crompton
Holden VR Commodore 160 5 5
5 05 Holden Racing Team Australia Peter Brock
Australia Tomas Mezera
Holden VR Commodore 160 3 4
6 11 Castrol Perkins Racing Australia Larry Perkins
Australia Russell Ingall
Holden VP Commodore 160 8 7
7 2 Gibson Team Sega Australia Mark Skaife
United Kingdom John Cleland
Holden VR Commodore 159 4 9
8 18 Shell FAI Racing Australia Steven Johnson
United States Tommy Kendall
Ford EF Falcon 158 12
9 6 Gibson Team Sega Australia Garry Waldon
Australia Mark Noske
Holden VR Commodore 158 18
10 9 Allan Moffat Enterprises Germany Klaus Niedzwiedz
Australia Ken Douglas
Ford EB Falcon 157 25
11 201 Pack Leader Racing Australia Paul Romano
Australia Andrew Miedecke
Ford EF Falcon 156 14
12 75 John Sidney Racing Australia Max Dumesny
Australia Kerry Baily
Ford EF Falcon 156 23
13 29 M3 Motorsport Australia Peter Doulman
Australia John Cotter
Holden VP Commodore 154 20
14 39 Chris Smerdon Australia Chris Smerdon
Australia Kevin Weeks
Australia Adam Kaplan
Holden VR Commodore 154 28
15 30 Ford Credit Racing Australia Glenn Seton
Australia David Parsons
Ford EF Falcon 152 1 1
16 20 Palmer Promotions Australia Ian Palmer
Australia Brett Peters
Holden VR Commodore 151 30
17 36 Everlast Automotive Service Australia Bill O'Brien
Australia Brian Callaghan Jr
Australia Ron Barnacle
Holden VR Commodore 150 29
18 37 The Xerox Shop Australia Alan Taylor
Australia Stephen Bell
Australia Bill Attard
Holden VP Commodore 146 33
19 79 Cadillac Productions Australia Mike Conway
New Zealand Miles Pope
Holden VP Commodore 142 34
20 38 Scotts Transport Australia Mark Poole
Australia Peter Gazzard
Holden VR Commodore 141 22
21 3 Lansvale Smash Repairs Australia Steve Reed
Australia Trevor Ashby
Holden VP Commodore 126 16
22 41 Garry Willmington Australia Garry Willmington
Australia Bill Sieders
Ford EB Falcon 124 35
DNF 49 Alcair Airconditioning Australia Greg Crick
Australia David Parsons
Holden VP Commodore 139 17
DNF 44 Mal Rose Australia Mal Rose
Australia Terry Shiel
Holden VR Commodore 132 26
DNF 46 John Faulkner Racing New Zealand John Faulkner
Australia Steve Harrington
Holden VR Commodore 119 10 6
DNF 52 Geoff Kendrick Australia Geoff Kendrick
Australia Geoff Full
Holden VR Commodore 99 31
DNF 50 Enzed Australia Ryan McLeod
Australia Peter McLeod
Holden VR Commodore 85 27
DNF 28 Playscape Racing Australia Kevin Waldock
Australia Wayne Park
Ford EF Falcon 78 21
DNF 27 Sony Autosound Australia Terry Finnigan
Australia Stuart McColl
Holden VP Commodore 37 19
DNF 32 Garry Rogers Motorsport New Zealand Steven Richards
New Zealand Jim Richards
Holden VR Commodore 33 15
DNF 301 Pack Leader Racing Australia Alan Jones
Australia Allan Grice
Ford EF Falcon 25 9 3
DNF 4 Coca-Cola Racing Australia Brad Jones
Australia Tony Scott
Holden VR Commodore 23 13
DNF 62 Nokia / Union Steel Australia Wayne Russell
Australia Ric Shaw
Holden VP Commodore 4 32
DNF 47 Daily Planet Melbourne P/L Australia John Trimbole
Australia David Attard
Ford EB Falcon 4 24
DNF 10 Mitre 10 Racing Australia Mark Larkham
Australia Cameron McConville
Ford EF Falcon 3 11
DNS[4] 40[5] Michael Hart[5] Australia Michael Hart[5]
Australia Peter Lawrence[5]
Holden VR Commodore[5]

Statistics

  • Provisional Pole Position – #30 Glenn Seton – 2:10.0077
  • Pole Position – #30 Glenn Seton – 2:11.0160
  • Fastest Lap – #1 Craig Lowndes – 2:13.1636 - Lap 149
  • Winners' Average Speed – 139.75 km/h[2]
  • Race Time - 7:09:28.3584

See also

1996 Australian Touring Car season

References

  1. ^ Noonan, Aaron (25 November 2021). Bathurst Every Car, the Photographic History 1990-1999. AN1 Media Pty Limited. p. 128–140. ISBN 9780648786344.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Final Results after 161 laps, The Great Race - The official book of the 1996 AMP Bathurst 1000, page 243
  3. ^ 1996 AMP Bathurst 1000, racing.natsoft.com.au > Circuit Racing > 1996 > 06/10/1996 > E8 Retrieved 25 October 2015
  4. ^ The Great Race - The official book of the 1996 AMP Bathurst 1000, page 95
  5. ^ a b c d e 1996 Bathurst 1000 Entry List, Official Programme - Bathurst 1000, Mount Panorama, Sunday, 6 October 1996, page 68

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