The 2022 Bathurst 1000 (known as the 2022 Repco Bathurst 1000 for commercial reasons) will be a motor racing event for Supercars held on the week of 6 to 9 October 2022. It will host the eleventh round of the 2022 Supercars Championship. It will be held at the Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia and will feature a single 1000 kilometre race.

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Background

The event will be the 65th 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 will mark the 62nd time that the race was held at Mount Panorama. It will be the 26th 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 will also be the final time that Holden will participate in the Bathurst 1000, who made their debut in the 1961 Armstrong 500 event at Phillip Island, after General Motors announced the retirement of the brand in 2020.[1]

Entry list

Twenty-nine cars will enter the event - 20 Holden Commodores and nine Ford Mustangs, making it the biggest grid since 2013. In addition to the 25 regular entries, four wildcard entries will be entered, making it the largest amount of wildcard entrants since it began in 2009. One from Anderson Motorsport, for two yet to be announced drivers, one from Erebus Motorsport, for Greg Murphy and Richie Stanaway, one from Matt Chahda Motorsport, for Matt Chahda and Jaylan Robotham, and one from Triple Eight Race Engineering, for Craig Lowndes and Declan Fraser.

So far, six drivers will make their Bathurst 1000 debut, with 2022 Bathurst 6 Hour race winner and Super2 driver Cameron Hill, as well as fellow Super2 drivers Matt Chahda, Declan Fraser, Matthew Payne, Jaylyn Robotham and Aaron Seton. For Aaron, he will become the first third generation driver to make a Bathurst 1000 appearance, after his father Glenn Seton and his grandfather, 1965 Armstrong 500 race winner, Barry Seton.

Teams Anderson Motorsport, Grove Racing, Matt Chahda Motorsport and PremiAir Racing will make their debut in the Bathurst 1000. With Anderson Motorsport a Super3 Series team, Grove Racing a continuation of Kelly Racing, Matt Chahda Motorsport a Super2 Series team and PremiAir Racing an all new team, which took over Team Sydney.

No. Drivers Team (Sponsors) Car No. Drivers Team (Sponsors) Car
2 Australia Nick Percat
Australia Warren Luff
Walkinshaw Andretti United
(Mobil 1, NTI)
Holden Commodore ZB 26 Australia David Reynolds
New Zealand Matthew Payne
Grove Racing
(Penrite)
Ford Mustang GT
3 Australia Tim Slade
Australia Tim Blanchard
Blanchard Racing Team
(CoolDrive)
Ford Mustang GT 31 Australia James Golding
Australia Dylan O'Keeffe
PremiAir Racing
(Subway)
Holden Commodore ZB
4 Australia Jack Smith
TBA
Brad Jones Racing
(SCT Logistics)
Holden Commodore ZB 34 Australia Jack Le Brocq
Australia Aaron Seton
Matt Stone Racing
(Truck Assist)
Holden Commodore ZB
5 Australia James Courtney
Australia Zane Goddard
Tickford Racing
(Snowy River Caravans)
Ford Mustang GT 35 Australia Todd Hazelwood
Australia Jayden Ojeda
Matt Stone Racing
(Truck Assist)
Holden Commodore ZB
6 Australia Cameron Waters
Australia James Moffat
Tickford Racing
(Monster Energy)
Ford Mustang GT 51 New Zealand Greg Murphy
New Zealand Richie Stanaway
Erebus Motorsport
(Boost Mobile)
Holden Commodore ZB
8 New Zealand Andre Heimgartner
Australia Dale Wood
Brad Jones Racing
(R&J Batteries)
Holden Commodore ZB 55 Australia Thomas Randle
Australia Zak Best
Tickford Racing
(Castrol, BP)
Ford Mustang GT
9 Australia Will Brown
Australia Jack Perkins
Erebus Motorsport
(Boost Mobile)
Holden Commodore ZB 56 Australia Jake Kostecki
Australia Kurt Kostecki
Tickford Racing
(Tradie)
Ford Mustang GT
10 Australia Lee Holdsworth
Australia Matt Campbell
Grove Racing
(Penrite)
Ford Mustang GT 88 Australia Broc Feeney
Australia Jamie Whincup
Triple Eight Race Engineering
(Red Bull, Ampol)
Holden Commodore ZB
11 Australia Anton de Pasquale
Australia Tony D'Alberto
Dick Johnson Racing
(Shell V-Power)
Ford Mustang GT 96 Australia Macauley Jones
Australia Jordan Boys
Brad Jones Racing
(TBA)
Holden Commodore ZB
14 Australia Bryce Fullwood
Australia Dean Fiore
Brad Jones Racing
(Middy's Electrical)
Holden Commodore ZB 97 New Zealand Shane van Gisbergen
Australia Garth Tander
Triple Eight Race Engineering
(Red Bull, Ampol)
Holden Commodore ZB
17 Australia Will Davison
Australia Alex Davison
Dick Johnson Racing
(Shell V-Power)
Ford Mustang GT 99 Australia Brodie Kostecki
Australia David Russell
Erebus Motorsport
(Boost Mobile)
Holden Commodore ZB
18 Australia Mark Winterbottom
Australia Michael Caruso
Team 18
(Irwin Tools, Bunnings)
Holden Commodore ZB 888 Australia Declan Fraser
Australia Craig Lowndes
Triple Eight Race Engineering
(Supercheap Auto)
Holden Commodore ZB
20 Australia Scott Pye
Australia Tyler Everingham
Team 18
(TBA)
Holden Commodore ZB TBA TBA
TBA
Anderson Motorsport
(TBA)
Ford Mustang GT
22 New Zealand Chris Pither
Australia Cameron Hill
PremiAir Racing
(Coca-Cola)
Holden Commodore ZB TBA Australia Matt Chahda
Australia Jaylyn Robotham
Matt Chahda Motorsport
(TBA)
Holden Commodore ZB
25 Australia Chaz Mostert
New Zealand Fabian Coulthard
Walkinshaw Andretti United
(Mobil 1, Optus)
Holden Commodore ZB
Source:[2][3][4]

Entries with a grey background are wildcard entries which do not compete in the full championship season.

Notes

References

  1. ^ Sutton, Malcolm (18 February 2020). "Holden vs Ford rivalry delivered a 'death' blow at Supercars Adelaide 500 after Holden exit". abc.net.au. ABC News. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  2. ^ Pavey, James (2022-04-30). "Erebus Motorsport confirms all Kiwi Bathurst Wildcard". Supercars Championship.
  3. ^ Triple Eight confirms Lowndes/Fraser wildcard Speedcafe 5 June 2022
  4. ^ O'Brian, Connor (5 July 2022). "Bathurst 1000 wildcard hopeful denied Superlicence". Speedcafe.com.
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