The 2018 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 was a motor racing event for Supercars, held on the weekend of 4–7 October 2018. It was staged at the Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia and featured of a 1000 kilometre race. The event was the thirteenth of sixteen in the 2018 Supercars Championship and incorporated Race 25 of the series. It was also the second event of the 2018 Enduro Cup.[1]

The race was won by Craig Lowndes and Steven Richards driving a Holden Commodore ZB for Triple Eight Race Engineering.[2][3]

Report

Background

The event was the 61st 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 58th time that the race was held at Mount Panorama. It was the 22nd 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 20th time the race had been held as part of the Supercars Championship and the sixth time it formed part of the Enduro Cup. The defending winners of the race were David Reynolds and Luke Youlden.

Shane van Gisbergen entered the event as the championship leader, 55 points clear of DJR Team Penske's Scott McLaughlin. Van Gisbergen's Triple Eight Race Engineering team-mate Jamie Whincup was third in the points standings, 338 points from the lead. In the Teams' Championship, Triple Eight held a 656-point lead over DJR Team Penske.[4] In the Enduro Cup standings, Triple Eight team-mates Jamie Whincup and Paul Dumbrell led the pairing of Van Gisbergen and Earl Bamber by 24 points.[5]

Entry list

Twenty-six cars were entered in the event. As in 2017, there were no additional "Wildcard" entries entered in the race. Four drivers would make their first start in the Bathurst 1000 - two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Earl Bamber, Super2 drivers Will Brown and Bryce Fullwood, and 'main-gamer' Anton de Pasquale. Teams Matt Stone Racing and 23Red Racing would also make their debuts in 'the Great Race', however the former contained many crew members from the former Stone Brothers Racing outfit and the latter was a continuation of Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport under new owners. It was the last start in the Bathurst 1000 for Paul Dumbrell and Jason Bright.

No. Drivers Team (Sponsor) Car No. Drivers Team Car
1 Australia Jamie Whincup
Australia Paul Dumbrell
Triple Eight Race Engineering
(Red Bull, Holden)
Holden Commodore ZB 21 Australia Tim Blanchard
Australia Dale Wood
Tim Blanchard Racing
(Cooldrive)
Holden Commodore ZB
2 Australia Scott Pye
Australia Warren Luff
Walkinshaw Andretti United
(Mobil 1, Boost Mobile)
Holden Commodore ZB 23 Australia Michael Caruso
Australia Dean Fiore
Nissan Motorsport
(Industrial Athlete)
Nissan Altima L33
5 Australia Mark Winterbottom
Australia Dean Canto
Tickford Racing
(Bottle-O)
Ford Falcon FG X 25 Australia James Courtney
Australia Jack Perkins
Walkinshaw Andretti United
(Mobil 1, Boost Mobile)
Holden Commodore ZB
6 Australia Cameron Waters
Australia David Russell
Tickford Racing
(Monster Energy)
Ford Falcon FG X 33 Australia Garth Tander
New Zealand Chris Pither
Garry Rogers Motorsport
(Wilson Security)
Holden Commodore ZB
7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner
Australia Aaren Russell
Nissan Motorsport
(Castrol, Plus Fitness)
Nissan Altima L33 34 Australia James Golding
Australia Richard Muscat
Garry Rogers Motorsport
(Wilson Security)
Holden Commodore ZB
8 Australia Nick Percat
Australia Macauley Jones
Brad Jones Racing
(Repco)
Holden Commodore ZB 35 Australia Todd Hazelwood
Australia Bryce Fullwood
Matt Stone Racing
(Bigmate)
Holden Commodore VF
9 Australia David Reynolds
Australia Luke Youlden
Erebus Motorsport
(Penrite)
Holden Commodore ZB 55 Australia Chaz Mostert
Australia James Moffat
Tickford Racing
(Supercheap Auto)
Ford Falcon FG X
11 Australia Rick Kelly
Australia Garry Jacobson
Nissan Motorsport
(Castrol)
Nissan Altima L33 56 New Zealand Richie Stanaway
Australia Steve Owen
Tickford Racing
(Rabble.Club)
Ford Falcon FG X
12 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard
Australia Tony D'Alberto
DJR Team Penske
(Shell)
Ford Falcon FG X 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro
Australia Alex Rullo
Nissan Motorsport}
(Harvey Norman)
Nissan Altima L33
14 Australia Tim Slade
Australia Ashley Walsh
Brad Jones Racing
(Freightliner)
Holden Commodore ZB 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
New Zealand Earl Bamber
Triple Eight Race Engineering
(Red Bull, Holden)
Holden Commodore ZB
17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin
France Alexandre Prémat
DJR Team Penske
(Shell)
Ford Falcon FG X 99 Australia Anton de Pasquale
Australia Will Brown
Erebus Motorsport
(Penrite)
Holden Commodore ZB
18 Australia Lee Holdsworth
Australia Jason Bright
Team 18
(Preston Hire)
Holden Commodore ZB 230 Australia Will Davison
Australia Alex Davison
23Red Racing
(Milwaukee Tools)
Ford Falcon FG X
19 Australia Jack Le Brocq
Australia Jonathon Webb
Tekno Autosports
(Truck Assist)
Holden Commodore ZB 888 Australia Craig Lowndes
New Zealand Steven Richards
Triple Eight Race Engineering
(Autobarn)
Holden Commodore ZB

Results

Practice

Practice summary
Session Day Fastest lap
No. Driver Team Car Time Cond.
Practice 1 Thursday 230 Australia Will Davison 23Red Racing Ford Falcon FG X 2:25.0243 Wet
Practice 2 Thursday 17 France Alexandre Prémat DJR Team Penske Ford Falcon FG X 2:35.1824 Wet
Practice 3 Thursday 56 New Zealand Richie Stanaway Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 2:29.0174 Wet
Practice 4 Friday 9 Australia Luke Youlden Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 2:06.6470 Drying
Practice 5 Friday 23 Australia Michael Caruso Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 2:26.2236 Wet
Practice 6 Saturday 9 Australia David Reynolds Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 2:04.4072 Dry
Warm-Up Sunday 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Ford Falcon FG X 2:04.9633 Dry
Sources:[6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

Qualifying

Pos. No. Driver Team Car Time Gap Grid
1 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 2:04.1093 Top 10
2 9 Australia David Reynolds Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 2:04.2647 +0.1555 Top 10
3 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Ford Falcon FG X 2:04.2861 +0.1769 Top 10
4 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 2:04.3818 +0.2725 Top 10
5 25 Australia James Courtney Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 2:04.4759 +0.3666 Top 10
6 888 Australia Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 2:04.5702 +0.4609 Top 10
7 6 Australia Cameron Waters Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 2:04.5794 +0.4701 Top 10
8 8 Australia Nick Percat Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 2:04.6380 +0.5288 Top 10
9 99 Australia Anton de Pasquale Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 2:04.6942 +0.5849 Top 10
10 33 Australia Garth Tander Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 2:04.8567 +0.7474 Top 10
11 55 Australia Chaz Mostert Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 2:04.9133 +0.8040 11
12 34 Australia James Golding Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 2:04.9719 +0.8627 12
13 7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 2:05.0357 +0.9265 13
14 11 Australia Rick Kelly Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 2:05.0644 +0.9552 14
15 12 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard DJR Team Penske Ford Falcon FG X 2:05.1789 +1.0696 15
16 23 Australia Michael Caruso Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 2:05.3195 +1.2102 16
17 56 New Zealand Richie Stanaway Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 2:05.4607 +1.3514 17
18 2 Australia Scott Pye Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 2:05.4655 +1.3562 18
19 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 2:05.5106 +1.4013 19
20 14 Australia Tim Slade Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 2:05.5656 +1.4563 20
21 18 Australia Lee Holdsworth Team 18 Holden Commodore ZB 2:05.7075 +1.5982 21
22 21 Australia Tim Blanchard Tim Blanchard Racing Holden Commodore ZB 2:05.8433 +1.7340 22
23 35 Australia Todd Hazelwood Matt Stone Racing Holden Commodore VF 2:06.0375 +1.9283 23
24 230 Australia Will Davison 23Red Racing Ford Falcon FG X 2:06.0429 +1.9336 24
25 19 Australia Jack Le Brocq Tekno Autosports Holden Commodore ZB 2:06.1324 +2.0232 25
26 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 2:06.4374 +2.3281 26
Source:[13]

Top 10 Shootout

Pos. No. Driver Team Car Time Gap Grid
1 9 Australia David Reynolds Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 2:04.0589 1
2 1 Australia Jamie Whincup Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 2:04.0683 +0.0094 2
3 99 Australia Anton de Pasquale Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 2:04.3498 +0.2909 3
4 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 2:04.5385 +0.4796 4
5 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin DJR Team Penske Ford Falcon FG X 2:04.5494 +0.4905 5
6 6 Australia Cameron Waters Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 2:04.7517 +0.6928 6
7 8 Australia Nick Percat Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 2:04.7673 +0.7084 7
8 25 Australia James Courtney Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 2:05.0034 +0.9445 8
9 888 Australia Craig Lowndes Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 2:05.0835 +1.0246 9
10 33 Australia Garth Tander Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 2:05.1717 +1.1128 10
Source:[14]

Race

Pos. No. Driver Team Car Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 888 Australia Craig Lowndes
New Zealand Steven Richards
Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 161 6:01:44.8637 9 300
2 2 Australia Scott Pye
Australia Warren Luff
Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 161 +6.292 18 276
3 17 New Zealand Scott McLaughlin
France Alexandre Prémat
DJR Team Penske Ford Falcon FG X 161 +9.408 5 258
4 55 Australia Chaz Mostert
Australia James Moffat
Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 161 +10.253 11 240
5 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
New Zealand Earl Bamber
Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 161 +27.421 4 222
6 33 Australia Garth Tander
New Zealand Chris Pither
Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 161 +30.010 10 204
7 8 Australia Nick Percat
Australia Macauley Jones
Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 161 +36.542 7 192
8 34 Australia James Golding
Australia Richard Muscat
Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 161 +37.233 12 180
9 12 New Zealand Fabian Coulthard
Australia Tony D'Alberto
DJR Team Penske Ford Falcon FG X 161 +47.112 15 168
10 1 Australia Jamie Whincup
Australia Paul Dumbrell
Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Commodore ZB 161 +56.433 2 156
11 11 Australia Rick Kelly
Australia Garry Jacobson
Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 161 +1:19.074 14 144
12 5 Australia Mark Winterbottom
Australia Dean Canto
Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 161 +1:35.009 19 138
13 9 Australia David Reynolds
Australia Luke Youlden
Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 161 +1:39.105 1 132
14 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro
Australia Alex Rullo
Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 161 +1:47.776 26 126
15 19 Australia Jack Le Brocq
Australia Jonathon Webb
Tekno Autosports Holden Commodore ZB 161 +1:52.397 25 120
16 7 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner
Australia Aaren Russell
Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 161 +1:54.823 13 114
17 14 Australia Tim Slade
Australia Ashley Walsh
Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore ZB 160 +1 lap 20 108
18 21 Australia Tim Blanchard
Australia Dale Wood
Tim Blanchard Racing Holden Commodore ZB 159 +2 laps 22 102
19 230 Australia Will Davison
Australia Alex Davison
23Red Racing Ford Falcon FG X 159 +2 laps 24 96
20 35 Australia Todd Hazelwood
Australia Bryce Fullwood
Matt Stone Racing Holden Commodore VF 159 +2 laps 23 90
21 18 Australia Lee Holdsworth
Australia Jason Bright
Team 18 Holden Commodore ZB 157 +4 laps 21 84
22 56 New Zealand Richie Stanaway
Australia Steve Owen
Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 152 +9 laps 17 78
23 6 Australia Cameron Waters
Australia David Russell
Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X 148 +13 laps 6 72
24 99 Australia Anton de Pasquale
Australia Will Brown
Erebus Motorsport Holden Commodore ZB 143 +18 laps 3 66
NC 23 Australia Michael Caruso
Australia Dean Fiore
Nissan Motorsport Nissan Altima L33 69 Accident 16
NC 25 Australia James Courtney
Australia Jack Perkins
Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore ZB 33 Mechanical 8
Source:[15]

Championship standings after Race 25

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

References

  1. ^ "Supercars reveals 16 event 2018 calendar". speedcafe.com. 4 October 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
  2. ^ "2018 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Results, www.supercars.com, as archived at web.archive.org". Archived from the original on 12 March 2019. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  3. ^ 2018 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, racing.natsoft.com.au, as archived at web.archive.org
  4. ^ "2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship Points". Supercars.com. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Race 24: RABBLE.club Sandown 500 Results". Supercars.com. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Practice 1". Supercars.com. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Practice 2". Supercars.com. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Practice 3". Supercars.com. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Practice 4". Supercars.com. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Practice 5". Supercars.com. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Practice 6". Supercars.com. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Warm-Up". Supercars.com. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Qualifying". Supercars.com. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Top 10 Shootout". Supercars.com. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  15. ^ "Race 25". Supercars.com. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
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