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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 fourth youngest Bathurst 1000 starter after Cameron Waters (17 years, 2 months and 6 days in 2011), Paul Dumbrell (17 years, 2 months and 14 days in 1999) and Bryan Sala (17 years, 2 months and 15 days in 1991).

    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 Australia)
    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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